Maroney eyeing future after 'impressing' Obama

Monday , November 19, 2012 - 1:18 PM

Maroney Big Impression Gymnastics

FILE - This Aug. 5, 2012 file photo shows U.S. silver medallist gymnast McKayla Maroney during the...

Will Graves

If only the Olympic judges impressed as easily as President Obama.

Maybe then McKayla Maroney would have two gold medals instead of one.

The 16-year-old, however, says she’s made peace with the silver medal she earned on vault in London over the summer. Maroney was a heavy favorite but stumbled on her second vault and inadvertently turned herself into an Internet sensation after photographers caught her animatedly pursing her lips while Romania’s Sandra Izbasa accepted the gold.

The expression spawned Halloween costumes, a thousand Internet memes and opened plenty of doors.

Maroney mimicked the look with the president while visiting the White House last week and she will make her acting debut Tuesday night in an episode of "The Hart of Dixie" on the CW Network.

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