Former smirky Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney is launching a new career as a pop artist.

Former smirky Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney is launching a new career as a pop artist.
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McKayla Maroney, famous for competing with the US Women's Gymnastics Team in 2012 and her sideways smirk that turned her into a meme, has officially retired from the sport that made her famous. After dealing with a host of health issues and getting multiple surgeries, McKayla, like many young gymnasts, was forced to give up the sport before she even hit the drinking age. Now she is pursuing something just as volatile—pop music.

Although Maroney has not released any music yet (her single "Ghost" drops on September 8th), the athlete seems like she has been doing an overhaul of her image. She definitely looks much more mature than she did four years ago, because that's how aging works.

quick thank u to tiger beat! love u guys💗

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Happy 4th 🇺🇸

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And although there is no indication as to what Maroney's music will sound like, judging by the amount of lip syncing videos on her Instagram, this girl is wayyyy into Drake.

hope everyone's having a nice nightttt, ily💕 (lol @ my friendssss singinggg😂😂)

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Times are changing. Now, Phelps is the king of memes, the "Fierce Five" has been replaced by the "Final Five" (except for Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman) and Boomer Phelps officially has the meanest stank face in the game. It seems that everyone is moving on, so it is great that Maroney is, too.

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