The picture was taken Thursday when Maroney and her Fierce Five teammates met President Obama while on a tour of the White House.
"He was the one who brought it up," Maroney told The Associated Press. "We were about to leave and he said, 'I want to talk to you one second about the face.' He said, 'I pretty much do that face at least once a day.'"
Maroney became the star of her own Internet trend after she was photographed making the pouty scowl while she was on the medals podium after winning silver on vault at the 2012 Summer London Olympics.
The 2012 U.S. women's gold medal-winning gymnastics team known as the Fierce Five includes Gabby Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Kyla Ross, Aly Raisman and Jordyn Wieber.
After goofing off with President Obama, the team signed leotards for his daughters Sasha and Malia.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.