The ‘Not Impressed’ Olympic Gymnast McKayla Maroney Is About To Become The Next Taylor Swift

10 August 2016, 17:35

McKayla Maroney

This is our favourite music and Olympics crossover story so far...

You may recognise American gold medal winning gymnast McKayla Maroney.

After winning a silver medal at the London 2012 Olympics, she was less than impressed and became a now infamous meme.

McKayla Maroney Meme

 

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McKayla Maroney & Barack Obama

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But whilst one of our fave characters from the 2012 Olympics wasn't able to compete at this year's event, she is about to launch a music career!

Just after the Paralympic games get under way this September, McKayla is set to release her debut single called 'Ghost' and she's named Taylor Swift as one of her biggest inspirations.

 

A photo posted by McKayla Maroney (@mckaylamaroney) onJul 26, 2016 at 4:51pm PDT

 

In an interview with US Weekly, McKayla said, "[My] favourite thing to sing about is love."

"I like to say my genre is vulnerable pop because it's all melody and lyrically driven and heart driven" before saying that Taylor was one of her biggest inspirations.

 

A photo posted by McKayla Maroney (@mckaylamaroney) onJul 17, 2016 at 12:53pm PDT

 

So will she be writing songs about her ex boyfriends as Taylor famously does?

It doesn't seem so as she's currently single and revealed that she wasn't allowed a boyfriend when she was competing.

"We weren't allowed to have a boyfriend. You're so dedicated and committed."

 

A photo posted by McKayla Maroney (@mckaylamaroney) onJul 15, 2016 at 11:27pm PDT

 

"I mean, I was in the gym for like eight hours a day and then outside of that I'd be doing school or writing songs in my free time, so there really wasn't time for boys at all."

Maybe she can sing the anthem for the next Olympic games in 2020? Just an idea...

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