Maroney: Obama Asked For The ‘Not Impressed Face’

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Olympic gymnastic McKayla Maroney became an Internet sensation last summer when her “not impressed” face was turned into an uber-popular meme.

In fact, the face — which was captured after Maroney finished second in the Individual Vault finals — was such a hit, even President Barack Obama got her to do it with her when the Gold medal-winning team visited the White House in November.

So how did it all happen? According to Maroney, it was all the President’s idea.

“He [asked me], ‘Can I do the ‘not impressed’ face with you? I do it at least once a day, so I would love to do it,'” she told Celebuzz on Wednesday in an exclusive interview. “I was like, ‘Of course! Let’s do it. I’m up for that! [Laughs]”

As for what else was said between them, Maroney says it was all a blur.

“Each of the girls had a one-on-one conversation with him, but to completely honest with you, I can’t remember any of it. I was just like, ‘I’m talking to the President!'”

Still, she looks on the whole meet-and-green fondly.

“He was one of the most amazing people I’ve ever met,” she said of Obama.

Meanwhile, Maroney — who turned 17 in December — has also turned her “not impressed” face into an endorsement deal with Dr Pepper Snapple Group, in which she is helping to promote the company’s new line of 10-calorie sodas.

“I’ve been contacted by a lot of different people and this is the first product that I’ve actually been impressed with. It’s 10 calories, which is great with me being an athlete.”

“I love it,” she said of the line, which includes 7UP TEN, A&W TEN, Sunkist TENTM soda, Canada Dry TEN and RC TEN. “It has the [same] amount of flavor as a regular soda. It’s very cool.”

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