Ashley Wagner, Internet Star: When Olympic Heartbreak Goes Viral

02/10/2014 at 12:00 PM EST

Ashley Wagner's Disappointed Face Achieves Internet Fame
McKayla Maroney (left) and Ashley Wagner
Brian Snyder/Reuters/Landov; AP
Medals come and go, but memes are forever.

U.S. figure skater Ashley Wagner isn't the first athlete from Sochi to attain viral fame, but she's having a moment right now.

Wagner's path to the Olympics has been a difficult one, so she seemed thrilled with her routine Saturday, breaking into a smile as she awaited her score. That expression quickly fled when she received a score of 63.10 – which put her in fourth place, behind Japan's Mao Asada, who fell during her routine.



The Internet quickly picked up on the similarities between Wagner's expression and gymnast McKayla Maroney's famous "not impressed" face from the 2012 Summer Olympics. A GIF of Wagner mouthing something (a certain two-syllable epithet with the initials "BS" seems most likely) has been getting passed along frequently as well.

Cheer up, Ashley. Figure skating routines come and go, but Internet fame is forever.

Follow PEOPLE on Facebook!






Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Emma and Andrew: All About Hollywood's Cutest Couple
  • Prince George! More Yummy Photos

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine

blog comments powered by Disqus
Advertisement

From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

From Our Partners



Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters