McKayla Maroney on Her "Not Impressed" Face: "Sometimes I Scare Myself"

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By Daniel Blake , Christian Post Contributor
August 15, 2012|8:14 pm

McKayla Maroney has commented on her "not impressed" face which has been circling around the Internet in a famous meme following her now-famous performance at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The gold medal winning Olympic gymnast explained, "Sometimes I scare myself a little bit."

Maroney was at the New York premiere party for new film "Sparkle," which stars Jordin Sparks and the late Whitney Houston. She was asked by the Hollywood Reporter whether she was as "stern" on the inside as she is during competitions.

Maroney answered, "No, I'm not but it appears when I'm on TV."

She added, "I think it looks like I am. Sometimes I scare myself a little bit. I'm just really focused and really serious, I guess, and I think it's really funny, that Tumblr. It makes them and me laugh all the time."

The Team USA gymnasts received huge attention at the Sparkle premiere following their amazing performances last week in London. Maroney attended with teammates Jordyn Wieber, Aly Raisman and Kyla Ross. Gabby Douglas, who became the first ever African-American to win the Olympic all-around gymnastic gold medal, was unable to attend.

The four members of the "fierce five" sat together at The Yard at Soho Grand, following an earlier appearance on the Today show as well as the Late Show With David Letterman.

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Maroney said, "Just being there at the Olympics you kind of just take in every single moment. You really try to remember everyone and there were so many special moments and so many great times and just to be there with my best friends and there with the Olympic team, um, we had an amazing time and I hope I never forget it," according to The Hollywood Reporter.

 

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