Mackenzie McKee's biceps are on a whole other level. The "Teen Mom OG" star whose bikini modeling pics you can see below has been keeping her fitness game up despite recent troubles – Mackenzie's mom Angie Douthit tragically lost her battle against cancer earlier this month.
Mackenzie may still be grieving, but she hasn't let the loss of mom Angie affect her greatest passion. The 25-year-old has a personal training business, a new athleisurewear line, and an Instagram account that 100% makes her the "Teen Mom" workout queen.
Not Quite The Rock, But Not Bad
Mackenzie's photo showed her in the gym with her sisters. The blonde was standing between her siblings and striking a bicep-flaunting pose as she showed off one rock-hard set of upper arms.
Mackenzie had opted out of a glam look, wearing her glasses and rocking a casual wardrobe comprised of blue gym pants paired with a simple gray t-shirt.
A touching caption suggested that mom Angie might well be looking down on her daughters – Angie herself was a former marathon runner and fitness fiend.
"If our mom was here she would have kicked our butts in this workout. @angiedouthit #sisters," Mackenzie wrote.
Summer 2019 – Those Bikini Modeling Pics
The month of June saw Mackenzie push herself to the limits as she prepped herself for a fitness modeling competition. Pics of Mackenzie in the red-and-white bikini donned for the event appeared on the star's Instagram, although some fans did slam Mackenzie on account of promoting an industry known to see models dehydrate or starve themselves.
Mackenzie had also suggested a touch of low self-esteem.
"Did not bring in the package i wanted to today. I’m a bit bummed. My body has held onto fat like crazy. Thank you insulin and thank you hormones. But I did the dang thing and ready to shred shred for the next show," she captioned her image.
The Autoimmune Disease Fans Might Not Be Aware Of
Mackenzie's fitness endeavors are even more impressive when you factor in the life-long condition she suffers from. Mackenzie is Type 1 diabetic, meaning that maintaining stable blood sugars is a daily battle for her.
A July Instagram post made after Mackenzie's bikini competition saw the star mention her diabetes.
"Some days are harder than others, I am slowly learning to accept type 1 diabetes. I honestly don’t mind all daily needles and pokes, but being sick is miserable. Anyways, it’s been a rough two weeks. But nothing will stop me, I’m finding my fire, I’m pushing through, and I’m climbing to the top when they said I couldn’t."
Mom Angie's Death Broke Her Heart
The passing of Angie Douthit hit Mackenzie hard. "Teen Mom" fans had watched Angie's lung cancer take over, with this grandmother's disease spreading to her bones, brain, and liver. Attempts were made with chemotherapy, but the treatments didn't work.
“Angie found out about her cancer in January 2018. She wanted to keep everyone informed of what was going on so she made a social media post. The next day she made another. And then another. And what started as an easy way to convey information turned into wildfire of hope that spread over the world. She wasn’t able to sleep an entire night so she would wake up around 3am to write her posts," the family wrote on social media as they announced Angie's passing.
Mackenzie shot to fame on MTV's "16 and Pregnant" before appearing on "Teen Mom 3." The blonde and her family are now part of the "Teen Mom OG" cast.