A former artistic gymnast, McKayla Maroney gained significant attention after a photograph of her at the 2012 Summer Olympics went viral online. A member of the “Fierce Five”, she ultimately won two medals at the games- a gold in the team event, and a silver on the vault.
Hailing from California, she was born to Erin and Mike Maroney, on December 9, 1995. Inspired by Carly Patterson, one of her favorite gymnasts, she too, aspired to participate in the Olympics growing up.
How McKayla Maroney Became Famous
Ultimately, it was in 2011, that she first began to garner attention after winning two gold medals at the World Championships in Tokyo. That same year, she had also finished first on the vault at the National Championships.
A year later, she was named to the US Olympic Team for the 2012 Summer Games in London. A member of the “Fierce Five”, she went on to earn her team a gold medal in the team event, and a silver on the vault. During the subsequent medal ceremony for the latter, a photo was taken of her with a look of disappointment. As it’d happened, it quickly became an Internet phenomenon, after being posted on Tumblr.
McKayla Maroney’s Other Projects
Even prior to retiring in 2016, Maroney had been involved with several projects outside of gymnastics. For instance, she made her acting debut in the television series, Hart of Dixie in the fall of 2012. A year later, she also guest starred in an episode of Bones, in which she played the part of a gymnast.
Aside from acting, the former gymnast has also been featured in several talk shows such as Access Hollywood Live, Red Carpet Report, and Entertainment Tonight. At one point, she even appeared on the reality competition series, Dancing with the Stars in 2012.
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McKayla Maroney’s Other Social Media Accounts
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