Still not impressed. Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney denies that she got lip injections. The Olympic gold medalist, whose “unimpressed” face went viral four years ago at the London Olympics, told Seventeen.com that despite showcasing a plumper pout on Instagram, she hasn’t enhanced her lips.
“I literally have not done anything to my face,” Maroney, 20, told the mag when asked about the allegations. “Growing up in the social media world, it's tough. Your face changes, you get older, your face fills out, and you fall into liking makeup and different stuff like that. … Makeup and a camera can really make you look like a different person.” (The athlete-turned-singer/actress told Seventeen that lipliner and highlighter are to credit for her lush lips.)
The gymnast, whose Instagram account is filled with sexy selfies nowadays, also addressed the rumors via Instagram on Monday, July 11.
“Me thinking about how to get my face to look like I’ve never done anything to my face when I’ve never done anything to my face,” she captioned a photo of herself in deep concentration.
Aside from defending her au natural pout, Maroney has been busy working on her fledgling singing career.
“I’ve loved writing songs since I was really young,” she told the mag. "I thought I was going to be like Sia and sell my songs to people … but I want to sing them. … My biggest inspiration is Drake. I love the way that he tells stories. It has a little bit of a Calypso jam vibe. He's political and real and always lyrically-driven in all the melodies. If there's one person I want to sound like, it's him.”
Maroney plans on releasing a single soon and will be cheering on her former teammates Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman, Laurie Hernandez and Madison Kocian at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
The Rio Olympics begin August 5 and will be streamed live on NBCOlympics.com and on the NBC Sports app. The Rio Paralympics begin September 7 and will be streamed live on TeamUSA.org.
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