This is freakin' nuts!
And now things are even more awkward because
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But it came this close to not happening at all!
Derek had to be medically cleared before hitting the dance floor this week, and things were so bad that
McKayla Maroney went from talented gymnast to gold medal winning Olympian and internet sensation!
The 16-year-old gymnast is now dealing with such a sudden burst of fame that her parents are making sure she stays safe, now that she's a public figure.
Her parents recently hired her a security team, saying:
How do you know when you've made it??
When you appear on a cereal box!!
Gabby Douglas, gold medal winning American gymnast, is on a Kellogg's Corn Flakes box!
Gabby is represented by Sheryl Shade, the same agent who turned Shawn Johnson into the media darling she is today.
Expect to see a lot more of Gabby!
Way to go, gurl! You've made your country proud!
USA! USA! USA!
Little known fact: if you stop working out like a crazy person after gymnastics, and had been doing, say, 6 day workouts a week, you're going to gain weight back.
FINE, that's not a little known fact. But hey, it shocked Shawn Johnson just how EASY it was!
Here's what she said about it:
"I was just going through so many different life changes. I was traveling so much, I didn't get the opportunity to work out. I thought I could do and eat whatever I wanted because I was fit."
This might worry you because she just retired from gymnastics a few days ago.
"I'm sure it's not going to happen again. I'm going to try to work really hard and make sure of that. I feel like I'm mentally in a different place so I know how it all works. I'm trying to relax a little bit. It's the first days of relaxation I've had in a few years.
"I'm happy, on my way to getting healthy again. Having that stress off me is definitely liberating."
Well, we think you've earned not having to go nuts over it. The best part about not being in the Olympics is that you don't have to be in Olympic shape.
That being said, we do think staying in a little bit of shape is a good idea!
Just enjoy it!
[Image via AP Images.]
Such an unbelievable shame.
After winning four medals with the U.S. team during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Shawn Johnson has sadly been forced to announce her retirement only four days before four days before the start of the U.S. gymnastics championships, due to complications from a 2010 ski accident that left her ACL, MCL, meniscus and hamstring ravaged!