McKayla Maroney’s intimate photos with her boyfriend have caused something of a stir this month.
At this point Maroney’s place in the larger cultural zeitgeist is cemented. She was a core member of the infamous ‘Fierce Five’ USA women’s gymnastics squad from the 2012 Olympics. Together the group won a gold medal, and individually Maroney brought home a silver.
In the aftermath, Maroney became one of the biggest social media influencers in all of sports. A big part of the reason why someone like LSU’s Olivia Dunne cashes in seven-figure NIL checks for things like her wild videos in her pajamas is because Maroney paved the way for her.
Over the past year, Maroney has kept something of a lower profile. She used to go viral for everything ranging from her provocative Valentine’s Day photos to her racy see-through shirts. But in 2023, she has kept things more low-key.
That said, in September, Maroney decided to let fans into her life a bit more by sharing some intimate photos with her boyfriend.
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In addition to pictures with her boyfriend, Maroney also just shared some personal snaps this week, too.
Be it for her poolside videos, workout photos or party pictures, Maroney consistently proves that she is still one of the bigger personalities in sports. If she wants to trend, she can. She has that sort of cache.
If Maroney isn’t going viral, it is because she has made the conscious decision to avoid doing so.
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With a few months remaining in 2023, it will be interesting to see what approach she ultimately opts to take.
Will Maroney put herself out there a little more over the new few months, or will she revert to being a little more low-key? One way or another, an answer will emerge soon enough.
A longtime sports reporter, Carlos Garcia has written about some of the biggest and most notable athletic events of the last 5 years. He has been credentialed to cover MLS, NBA and MLB games all over the United States. His work has been published on Fox Sports, Bleacher Report, AOL and the Washington Post.