McKayla Maroney is impressed – this time
"He was the one who brought it up," Maroney said. "We were about to leave and he said, 'I want to talk to you one second about the face.' He said, 'I pretty much do that face at least once a day.'"
Maroney was photographed making the half scowl with her nose scrunched up while she was on the medals podium after winning silver on vault at the London Olympics. It spawned dozens of "McKayla Maroney is not impressed" memes.
The "face" has become Maroney's trademark. But it's one thing for fans to ask her about it, quite another when the president does.
"I, like, freaked out," Maroney said. "He said, 'Let's do it together.' We took a picture and now it's everywhere."
"He's the coolest person I ever met," she said - which is saying something, considering the Fierce Five have hobnobbed with a Who's Who of celebrities since London. "He's got the hardest job in the entire world."
Maroney had hinted on Twitter that she had done "the face" at the White House, saying, "Did I just do the Not Impressed face with the President." But she didn't know when - or even if - the White House was going to release the photo.
Her father saw it first and sent Maroney a text message. It wasn't long before pretty much everyone was passing it around.
"It's really funny," she said. "Because it's like everywhere."
Critical thinking challenge: Was it appropriate for McKayla to make "the face" in the Oval Office with the president?
Define these words: hobnobbed, podium, scowl
- Posted on November 17, 2012
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