Obama 'Not Impressed' photo goes viral

WASHINGTON - A photo released by the White House is going viral.  It shows Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney doing her "not impressed" face with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office.

Maroney, who visited the White House last week with other members of the gold-medal winning 2012 U.S. Olympic gymnastics team, is shown with the president, both with their arms crossed and mouths twisted to the side.

"Did I just do the Not Impressed face with the President..?" Maroney tweeted after the photo was taken.

On Saturday, the White House tweeted back, "RT @McKaylaMaroney Did I just do the Not Impressed face with the President..? // Yes. pic.twitter.com/4BkKAfaV."

Maroney made the "not impressed" look during the medal ceremony in the 2012 Olympics in London. She was on course to win gold in the individual vault competition after her first attempt but after landing on her butt in the second attempt, she took silver. The disappointed look on her face became an internet meme.

Maroney told the Today Show that she was disappointed because of how she performed.

"I really wanted to be able to hit both of my vaults, but I ended up falling on my second one," the 16-year-old  said. "I was just disappointed in myself, not the silver medal."

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