McKayla Maroney returns from social media hiatus wearing bikini top and PJs

The former Olympic gymnast returns to social media with a slew of photos. (Photo: mckaylamaroney/Instagram)

After a monthlong hiatus from Instagram and her 1.6 million followers, McKayla Maroney is back with a burst of photos, some showing the former Olympic gymnast — whose on-the-podium smirk brought her instant fame back in 2012 — wearing jeans and a cute PJ top over a bikini.


The 21-year-old aspiring pop singer posted her comeback photo, a blurry long-haired image, on Wednesday, writing “happy 2 be back.” But it was another post in which Maroney took the opportunity to explain her social media cleanse.


“So i just recently got into a pretty intense car accident w a couple friends in la, and it seriously got me thinking how quick ur life can be taken from u,” she wrote. “Social media gets pretty heavy on me sometimes, and that’s why i disappear a lot. it’s purely for my own sanity, and happiness. i also have been busy (doing what i DO love) writing/making music, and i thought i’d rather give u guys dope music, than have a lit instagram.”

Maroney’s return to social media is making fans think that she is in fact ready to deliver great Instagram photos. As for the music, people are eagerly waiting to hear what she’s been working on.

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