You might remember former USA gymnast McKayla Maroney. She was one of the ‘Fierce Five’ who competed at the London 2012 Olympics.
She’s often remembered for her less than impressed look as she received her silver medal in the vault event. She left London with two medals, winning gold in the team event.
McKayla revealed the reason why she took a turn away from gymnastics in an interview with Us Weekly.
“I lost myself. It was an identity crisis, no doubt,’ said the 20 year old.
“I would go and meet people and they’d tell me, ‘You’re the gymnast.’ And I’m like, now that I’m no longer a competing gymnast, it throws people off and that would throw me off. I don’t want to let people down. It was such a big test for me to be like, you know what? No! I’m worth more than a gold medal. I’m worth more than being a gymnast. I am not what I do. I am who I am and I’m what I love.”
Click next to see what McKayla looks like now and what her new career is, you’ll be shocked!