McKayla Maroney was one of the biggest names in gymnastics, especially when she made it onto the London Olympics gymnastics Team USA in 2012, also called the Fierce Five. It seemed like the world of gymnastics was hers to conquer, when one small photo changed everything. This photo stole all the headlines, but was it what caused her to change her career path altogether? This is McKayla’s story.
A Star In The Making
From early on in her childhood, McKayla would shine during gymnastics practices and meets. Anyone who knew her was sure that her dream of reaching the Olympics was a realistic one, and that it was all just a matter of time.
What kind of photo could completely change the way the world looks at an Olympic champion for good? As is the case for many stars, she experienced much scrutiny once she became a household name. Who knows what would have happened had this photo not been circulated.