Phelps Face

What does phelps face mean?

Intimidating look

Phelps face is a term that comes from an intense photo of Michael Phelps where he looks focused and intimidating. The photo was taken during the 2016 Summer Olympics before a race.

Phelps was preparing for the 200-meter butterfly semifinal by listening to "Stick Talk" by Future. He had his hoodie on and was making an aggressive face seemingly to Chad le Clos, a rival swimmer from South Africa. The image became a popular meme that circulated the Internet.

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"She gave me a Phelps face so I shut up real quick."
The infamous Phelps face

The infamous Phelps face

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Last Updated: September 1, 2016

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