Nastia Liukin has caused a mini frenzy on her Instagram. The 30-year-old former Olympic gymnast and 2008 all-around champion was busy saying “RIP” to her egg chair last night as the reality of owning a dog hit home, but fans have been noticing that the bare-legged snap was also a barefoot one – and they’ve got a thing for Nastia’s feet.
Nastia updated her Instagram on Thursday with two photos. One showed the Moscow-born star flaunting her killer legs as she chilled out. The other showed her long-time side-kick, dog Harley. Check out the snaps below.
Scroll for the photo. The above one landed on Nastia’s IG as she explored Big Sky Country during her recent Montana travels, with the star’s massive thigh gap making headlines as a result.
Last night’s photos opened with Nastia cocooned by a tan wicker egg chair topped with a cozy white cushion. The beauty guru, currently retailing her $55 Celery Green Cream, had kept it chill, seen in a fuzzy plaid zip-up, tiny olive shorts, plus a white hat while posing with slightly-folded and super-long legs.
Keep scrolling for more photos. Nastia, followed by 1 million, had captioned her post: “Rip to my / harley’s chair he continues to destroy… but likeee look at that face (swipe).”
The swipe showed Harley cozied up on the chair and looking right at the camera, seemingly unaware of the destruction he’s been causing. Both Nastia and Harley have been bringing in the comments – while a like came in from 23-year-old gymnast Simone Biles, a comment came in from a major brand. Sunday Riley, behind cult skincare product “Good Genes,” replied: “He’s so adorable.”
Others, meanwhile, goggled at the feet: “Love those feet!” one fan wrote, with another saying: “You have the most perfect feet.”
Nastia, born in Russia to two Olympic gymnast parents, is living proof that the competitive sport behind her glittering career is one with a short shelf life. The blonde retired from professional gymnastics in 2012 aged just 22 – she’s even had to clap back at fans telling her she’s too old to wear a leotard.
On September 29, Nastia updated from Montana and both jumping mid-air and easing herself into a downward dog split from an outdoor deck for a major response – “I don’t look this graceful exercising,” a fan had replied.
Nastia, who recently shared her four favorite lip products, has been taking a bite of the beauty world’s apple. Her Celery Green Cream, retailing as part of her Nastia x Volition collab, brings a new entrepreneurial venture alongside the star’s The Muse Collective startup. Nastia revealed going through eight formulae to nail the perfect one for her cream, also revealing it was nearly one year in the making.
“My goal was to create a moisturizer that you could use year round, no matter what season or climate you are in. A product that would SIMPLIFY, not complicate,” she told fans.