- McKayla Maroney announced she is selling a NFT featuring her famous Olympics “Not Impressed” meme.
- The McKayla Collection launched this week on OpenSea and bidding is expected to reach over $1 million.
- More NFT news here.
McKayla Maroney is getting in on the NFT craze. (It is still a craze, right?)
This week, the gold medal winning gymnast launched The McKayla Collection on NFT marketplace OpenSea.
Part of the collection is the infamous “Not Impressed” meme she spawned at the 2021 Summer Olympics in London.
“In honor of the 2021 Olympic Women’s Gymnastics team wrapping up their competitions in Tokyo, I’m releasing my 1/1 Not Impressed meme. This will be the only one of its kind ever minted,” reads the auction’s description.
Bidding for the McKayla Maroney “Not Impressed” meme, which ends Wednesday night, starts at 15 Ethereum, or around $47,766. Maroney, according to TMZ, is expecting the winning bid to pass the $1 million mark. This despite the fact that after four days, not one single bid has been placed.
Speaking to TMZ on Monday, Maroney said, “There really has been a gap in sports and capturing iconic moments like that. And to put my meme out, I’m just so excited to do that because its something that meant a lot to me and it really changed my life.”
The winning bid will not only get the meme, which you can copy, paste, and keep for yourself above for free, the lucky bidder will also receive a free signed copy of McKayla’s book once it is released, a follow on Twitter from McKayla, a scheduled meet and greet, and a private gymnastics lesson.
Hard to believe no one has placed a bid yet.
Maroney also listed three pieces of art that she created that are priced at around 6,368.
“Kind Soul is inspired by a friend who struggled with depression and lost his battle,” Maroney wrote about one piece. “It’s part of my first collection of NFTs, painted by me on canvas with acrylic paint, then scanned and digitally manipulated.”
“Starting to get some kind offers on my Plastic Waves NFT. Thank you all so much!! I really enjoyed creating it,” Maroney wrote about another one of her pieces.
So far the top offers for those two items have been $63.69 and $159.22 respectively.