Yep, Olympic Gymnast McKayla Maroney Is Releasing Taylor Swift-Style Pop Music


Whether McKayla Maroney is better known for her 2012 Olympic silver medal or the “McKayla Maroney Is Not Impressed” meme that followed, her fame as it currently exists is tied up in her legacy as a gymnast.

But that all may change very soon, thanks to Taylor Swift.

While Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas and Simone Biles bring America to freaking tears in Rio, McKayla is preparing for the September 8 release of her new single “Ghost.”

Music is the former Olympian's new passion and T Swift is a major inspiration.

She told Us Weekly,

Though the 20-year-old admitted her “favorite thing to sing about is love,” she remains single and is dating for the first time in her previously very structured life.

She explained,

McKayla's transition from teenage, world-renown gymnast to musician wasn't free from strain. Following the summer games in London four years ago, adjusting to life post-Olympics took time.

She shared,

Still, watching her former teammates slay the 2016 games is bittersweet.

McKayla admitted,

Speaking from the perspective of a grown-ass adult who's attended two different TS tours, I'm allowing myself to get properly psyched for McKayla's debut as an artist.

If her songs are even half as great as her vault, that shit gon' slap.

Citations: McKayla Maroney: Quitting Gymnastics 'Was an Identity Crisis' (Us Weekly)