McKayla Maroney Is ‘Day Dreaming’ in Stunning New Pic

by Emily Morgan

McKayla Maroney may be retired from her professional gymnast days, but she takes no days off when it comes to her Instagram.

On Tuesday, the 25-year-old posted another stunning photo of herself to her Instagram page, which garners over a million followers.

Maroney is donning a candy-apple red turtleneck, form-fitting jeans, and her signature mysterious smile in the photo. She let the image speak for herself, simpling captioning it with “Day Dreaming.”

Maroney is making quite a name for herself on Instagram. She’s showing herself to be less of a gymnast and more of a model in her frequent photoshoots.

For Valentine’s Day, she stunned her followers with multiple snaps of her red dress, a perfect choice for the holiday.

In 2016, Maroney traded her gymnast leotard for more of a casual look when she retired from competing.

However, she’s maintained a following on social media and makes sure to keep her followers up to date on her life outside of the spotlight.

McKayla Maroney Fires Back Against USA Gymnastic Organization On Twitter

Despite the playful tone of her Instagram, she’s spoken out on the abuse she and other gymnasts suffered from former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nasser.

In 2018, a judge issued a life sentence to Nassar for abusing dozens of athletes, including Maroney and fellow Olympic gymnast Simone Biles.

During CBS’s “60 Minutes,” the interviewer asked Biles if she would let her daughter train with USA Gymnastics.

“No,” answered the four-time Olympic champion. “Because I don’t feel comfortable enough, because they haven’t taken accountability for their actions and what they’ve done.

“And they haven’t ensured us that it’s never going to happen again.”

Following the interview, Maroney was quick to weigh in on the topic.

“@USAGym& @TeamUSA (the USOC) have still taken zero responsibility for what happened with Larry Nassar,” she tweeted out.

“I was minor and molested twice a day under their care, in Texas, Tokyo, London, and Belgium while winning THEM Gold medals! I’M SO TIRED OF TALK. Give these women justice.”

In January 2020, USA Gymnastics announced they would pay a 215 million dollar settlement to the group of abused athletes.

“I really shouldn’t have to keep bringing up this dark part of my life, & making it so public, just to help push these organizations to bring justice to the hundreds of women they let down. I want to heal from this, but change can’t happen without accountability,” Maroney added.