Joan Rivers may be famous for her snarky Red Carpet commentary, but at this year's MTV Video Music Awards, she'll have competition for someone who's even less impressed by the show. That's because the entire U.S. Women’s Gymnastics team, including McKayla Maroney (now famous for her "not impressed" face), will present awards alongside Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa, and Mac Miller. All eyes will be on Maroney, and whether she will be impressed by this year's glitz and glamour.
At the London Olympics, Maroney became an Internet hit when her “McKayla is not impressed” meme went viral. A New York-based blogger made the sore-loser’s pout famous by inserting the athlete in various landmarks, including by the NBC headquarters in New York and alongside Beyoncé’s baby bump.
In the aftermath of their gold medal-winning performance, Maroney and the rest of the gold medal winning team, including Gabby Douglas, Alexandra Raisman, Kyla Ross, and Jordyn Wieber, became famous when they made appearances on Today and Late Show With David Letterman. Their MTV Awards performance is only guaranteed to boost their popularity.
The VMA’s will be held in the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sept. 6, and the live show will air at 8/7c from the biggest venue in its history. Some of the evening highlights include:
Taylor Swift, who is reportedly dating a Kennedy, is expected to debut a new song at the awards. Funny man Kevin Hart, who wowed the crowds at last year’s VMA’s, will again host the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. Recognized for his roles in the Scary Movie films, the stand-up comedian is sure to please the audience again at the Awards. And, in addition to Swift, the list of performers includes punk rock band Green Day, R&B singer Alicia Keys, pop star Pink, and British boy band One Direction.
Drake, Rihanna, Katy Perry, M.I.A., and Gotye are currently voters’ favorite nominees for best music video of the year.
Impressive lineup, right? The lineup is inciting excitement among music fans, but they await the final approval of America’s most judgmental gymnast.