Obama And Maroney Pose For Meme-Inspired Photo
WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP)- Even McKayla Maroney was impressed.
A photo of the Olympic gold medalist gymnast and President Barack Obama doing Maroney’s now-famous “McKayla Maroney is not impressed” face went viral Saturday.
The two took the photo Thursday when Maroney and her Fierce Five teammates visited the White House.
The White House shared the photo on its official Twitter page, though it was first posted by Maroney on her account, along with a message of disbelief.
“@McKaylaMaroney Did I just do the Not Impressed face with the President? … Yes,” the Tweet read.
Maroney reportedly said she “freaked out” when Obama asked her about the face and told her he makes it once a day, according to the Associated Press.
The facial expression was made famous when Maroney was photographed with a half-scowl that looked to be equal parts annoyance and disappointment after winning a silver medal on vault at the London Olympics. It quickly spawned dozens of “McKayla Maroney is Not Impressed” memes, most of which can be viewed on a Tumblr page exclusively dedicated to sharing them.
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