McKayla Maroney is a US gymnast who won a gold medal in the women's all-around team final at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. Maroney made her competitive debut at the 2009 Visa Championships.
McKayla's favorite foods are; sushi, strawberries and mangos
Due to her exposure from the 2012 Olympics, McKayla's family hired security for McKayla in mid August. This is in part a precaution from what happened to 2008 US Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson. After her Olympics, she was plagued by a stalker.
McKayla will be presenting at the 2012 MTV VMA's with the rest ofher Olympic gymnastic team.
McKayla's favorite tv shows are: Keeping up with the Kardashians, Jerseylicious, E! News, Pretty Little Liars, and Make it or Break it.
Outside of the Olympics, McKayla has a total of 6 gold medals and one silver in various gymnastic competitions.
One of her concerns when she began gymnastics was what body shape should would have as she got older. Her father played for Purdue football and stands at 6'3''.
McKayla began gymnastics in 1997.
McKayla performed with a broken toe at the 2012 Olympics.
During the 2012 Olympics, McKayla became an internet sensation when a website featured a meme making fun of her scowl called, "McKayla Is Not Impressed".
McKayla's parents are Mike and Erin Maroney.
McKayla has two siblings: Tarynn and Kav
McKayla's head coach is Arthur Akopyan.
McKayla's 2012 Olympic Medal Count:
1 Gold (Team)
1 Silver (Vault)
McKayla: I like comedy, I like romantic stuff. I think the movie 'Easy A' is super cute and I love Emma Stone, she's an amazing actress and I love how she does all different sorts of things, and that's what I'd like to do. I'm not one kind of person, and that's the whole thing about being an actress, being able to play all different kind of roles.
McKayla: A lot of famous people have been tweeting us, and it's just really cool to know that the whole world is watching, no matter if they're famous or not. We got tweeted by Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga...all sorts of people who we love so much.
McKayla: When I was younger, I would be watching Tarzan and running around on all fours. My mom was like, 'I need to put this child in gymnastics. She's crazy'.
McKayla: (on the look she gave when she recieved the silver medal at the Olympics) I was up and I heard the national anthem playing for a different country and in my head I was like, 'I wish that was my national anthem.' I did it for like two seconds, and that's what happened.