Barack Obama 'Unimpressed' Photo with Laguna Niguel Native Gymnast Goes Viral

According to a local blog, President Obama kidded about McKayla Maroney's "not impressed" look while greeting her and members of the 2012 U.S. Olympic gymnastics teams in the Oval Office.

ORANGE COUNTY, CA -- Southern California Public Radio Blog reports a photo of Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney and President Barack Obama went viral Saturday.

"The photo of her doing her now-famous "McKayla Maroney is not impressed" face went viral Saturday after the White House posted it on Twitter. The two took the picture Thursday when Maroney and her Fierce Five teammates visited the White House," the blog reports.

The photo can also be seen here at the White House Twitter feed. The photo was snapped by AP photographer Pete Souza / The White House on Nov. 15.

"He was the one who brought it up," Maroney, a Laguna Niguel native, told The Associated Press. "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,'" says the blog.

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.

Read more here at scpr.org and see photos.

Read more on Patch about Maroney here.

Divad November 20, 2012 at 05:00 PM
OH NO !!! A president with a sense of humor ? We can't allow that.... Can we ?
Judith November 20, 2012 at 05:09 PM
Oh, come on! It's a cute photo, there's nothing wrong with it, and the two of them were obviously having fun. So what's your problem, Shirley?
Judith November 20, 2012 at 05:11 PM
Not me - I looked like Steve Penny and Savannah Vinsant. However, I am familiar with the expression. It's the one I had when GWB was selected for the first four years and then again when he was elected for another four.
Joe T November 20, 2012 at 05:27 PM
Respect him? OMG... What a riot !!!! He is a useless muslim puppet. We haven't had a potus in 4 years and we will go another 4 years without one.... SAD Sounds like you're a low-life "O" voter that loves free-stuff. Get a life kaffer lover
john anonymouse November 20, 2012 at 11:09 PM
She will remember working hard more than meeting the leader of handouts. She earned her way thru 6-8 hour early morning workouts, 6 days a week, for years. Whereas Obama supporters held their hands out for freebies for 4 years and counting.


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