McKayla Maroney and President Barack Obama Appear Unimpressed With Each Other
Well, this is one of our favorite photos ever.
Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney became known for her incredible vault at the Summer 2012 Games, but she's arguably just as famous for her "not impressed" face, which resulted in, among other things, a Tumblr blog called simply, "McKayla Is Not Impressed."
She's now a household name — even in the White House! McKayla, who earned a gold medal in the team competition and a silver for vault (which is what inspired the unimpressed face to begin with), was in Washington, D.C. for an autograph signing as part of the Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions. After kindly declining proposals for prom dates and marriage, the 16-year-old swung by the White House and posed for this epic photo with Barack Obama.
The White House's Pete Souza Tweeted the photo this morning with the following caption:
President Barack Obama jokingly mimics U.S. Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney's "not impressed" look while greeting members of the 2012 U.S. Olympic gymnastics teams in the Oval Office, Nov. 15, 2012. Steve Penny, USA Gymnastics President, and Savannah Vinsant laugh at left.
For her part, McKayla Tweeted, "Did I just do the not impressed face with the President...?"
For our part? We're impressed.