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Even McKayla Maroney herself might be a little impressed with this.

The 2012 Olympic gymnast stole the show at the Chicago White Sox baseball game Friday when she took the mound to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Looking cuter than cute in a custom White Sox jersey, the athlete tossed the first pitch straight into the catcher's mitt, having put a unique spin on it ...

Performing a full-on cartwheel and flip preceding the actual pitch?

Not something you see every day, as the MLB team soon noted.

"One of our more creative pitches from Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney," the Sox Tweeted after the game began. "A very impressive first pitch."

True to form, McKayla quickly downplayed the viral moment.

"FYI I've already thrown a pitch from the mound," Maroney tweeted with a video of her past effort at a L.A. Dodgers game. "I was just unveiling my changeup pitch;)."

50 Cent has officially been put to shame by an 18-year-old.

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There once was a time when future heart throbs were a little dorky, would-be supermodels a tad awkward, and even the Kardashians were just regular kids.

Heck, even Justin Bieber was a kid once ... instead of a punk a-- kid.

Ever wonder what your favorite stars (and Kim Kardashian for that matter) looked like long before they became the people that dominated your Facebook feed?

Wonder no longer, THGers. We've got you covered and then some!

Some aged better than others, and some certainly looked more like their adult selves from a very early stage, but all were pretty darn adorable.

Scroll through 47 cute pics of celebrities from their childhood ...

Katy Perry as a Kid
Katy Perry back when she was just Katy Hudson. Yep, that's her actual last name!

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Ashley Wagner's figure skating short program was hot but the judges scores left her cold.

The 22-year-old American skater did a little shimmy with joy as she took her bows on the ice, confident her performance was excellent. But when she saw her score - a 63.10 - she couldn't hide her disappointment.

Like, at all.

Ashley Wagner Bullshit Face

Wagner's shocked face quickly became the Sochi Olympics version of McKayla Maroney's "not impressed" face from the 2012 Summer Olympics.

"Bullsh*t", she mouthed to her teammates, although she later amended her statement to "To score that low was very disappointing to me," when she spoke to reporters.

Ashley Wagner Is Not Impressed

The score put Wagner in fourth place but it was good enough to advance the U.S. to the next round, where they ended up with a bronze medal in team skating.

I think she deserves a gold medal in awesome faces, in any case.

Remember when McMayla Maroney wasn't impressed either at the 2012 Summer Olympics? Check out the best of that meme in our sideshow:

McKayla is Not Impressed!
McKayla Maroney is not impressed with her silver medal at the vault in the Olympics. Ho hum.

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McKayla Maroney has already her sights set on the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2016. But please note, she's not doing it to impress you.

She's had 2016 in her mind since her now-famous look of consternation while standing on the platform when she earned a silver for vaulting in London.

"I was standing there thinking, 'Man, now I've got to go to Rio. I was already thinking about what I had to do for 2016," Maroney told the AP this week.

If she can pull it off, it truly will impress people.

Female gymnasts have a small window in which to compete at the Olympic level, since their sport is so hard on their bodies, which change as they age.

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From Gangnam Style to the Sloppy Swish, Angelina Jolie leg thrusts to Chris Brown neck tattoos, and grumpy cats to photogenic peeps, 2012 was a great year for memes.

On this Christmas Day, THG looks back at 12 of the best photos, videos, trends and topics that captured the Internet's fascination (and creativity) over the past 12 months.

Here's what was imitated, parodied and shared with a vengeance in 2012:

Stingray Photobomb

12. Stingray Photo Bomb. Best. Photo. Bomb. Ever.

The expression on the face of the aquatic resident of the waters off the Cayman Islands - and the terrified tourists he surprised - really says it all.

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President Barack Obama met with McKayla Maroney and other members of USA's Fierce Five Olympic gymnastics team - Kyla Ross, Jordyn Wieber, Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas - yesterday in the Oval Office.

But the Leader of the Free World was not impressed.

President Obama and McKayla Maroney

Emulating the look Maroney made famous on the medal stand this summer, Obama folded his arms and curled his lips alongside the gymnast, promoting McKalya to Tweet soon afterward:

"Did I just do the Not Impressed face with the President?"

Yes, McKayla, you sure did.

We wonder how Obama feels about the Kim Kardashian wedding, the Grand Granyon and many other events/monuments the Internet hilariously super-imposed Maroney into a couple months ago.

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Prince William was photographed this week with a similar expression to the classic one that made American gymnast McKayla Maroney an Internet sensation.

Not impressed by Prince Harry naked, perhaps?

After losing the gold medal in the individual vault finals at the Olympics, Maroney's not impressed face spoke volumes ... and inspired dozens of hilarious parodies.

What do you think William is thinking about?

William and McKayla

Maroney said of the meme: "I'm just really focused and really serious, I guess, and I think it's really funny, that Tumblr. It makes me laugh all the time."

After hosting the Olympic Games as UK ambassadors, William and Kate Middleton are currently attending events at the Paralympics, also in the UK.

The young royals were spotted at Wednesday night's Opening Ceremonies, then cheered on the athletes Thursday. So far, Harry has been laying low.

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McKayla Maroney and her "Fierce Five" U.S. women's gymnastics teammates appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman Tuesday night, where the host had them show off their best "McKayla Maroney is not impressed" faces.

"It is pretty funny," said Maroney, 16, of the meme that's taken over the web. "After I did it, the girls kept pointing it out, 'You're doing that face again.'"

"Every time she does it, we're like, 'There it is!'" teammate Aly Raisman said. "We've all been working on it." The girls then showed off their best McKayla.

McKayla's priceless, apathetic reaction to winning a mere silver medal in the vault has been applied to everything from the Dwight Howard trade to the Grand Canyon.

She even spoofed it herself in a funny Instagram photo at the London Olympics, where the girls became the first U.S. team champions since 1996.

Watch another clip of their appearance on the late show below:

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Jennifer Lopez fans, listen up.

The music superstar is currently on tour, and THG will be handing out TWO FREE TICKETS to her concert this Friday, August 17, in Los Angeles, Calif.

All you have to do? Just follow two simple steps and join the fun. Winners are responsible for all travel costs, but the tickets are on us, if you:

  1. Register for The Hollywood Gossip or Log-In if you already have a THG account (ONLY REGISTERED USERS WILL BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN).
  2. Submit your best caption(s) for the pic below, featuring Olympian McKayla Maroney looking unimpressed by J. Lo and Casper Smart!

That's it! Good luck!

UPDATE: Your winner is maluka5. Congratulations! The winning entry appears below and we will contact you about the prize momentarily.

McKayla Not Impressed With Casper

McKayla: Wow, that's Casper Smart? I hid in a car for this? Yeah... I'll just go back to liking One Direction and Bieber.

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Give McKayla Maroney a lot of credit.

The Olympic gymnast is showing a sense of humor about the Internet meme spoofing her hilariously smug, indifferent reaction to winning a mere silver - not gold - medal in individual vault competition last week.

Here's McKayla and friends getting in on the act:

McKayla, Aly and Kyla

Her Fierce Five teammate, Aly Raisman, tweeted a pic of Maroney, Kyla Ross and herself standing outside a swimming pool and playfully sneering.

Making the same expression that launched the McKayla Maroney is NOT impressed and its many classic images on Tumblr, the girls look far from thrilled.

Hey, if the Dwight Howard trade doesn't impress McKayla, how do you think she's gonna react when the pool's unexpectedly closed? Exactly.

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