Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin‘s cow-print spandex reached a whole other level ahead of the weekend. The 30-year-old 5-time Gold medalist updated her stories on Friday morning with a very snazzy take on matching sportswear – the selfie comes less than 24 hours after Nastia made headlines for a giant clap-back over an anorexia remark she received. Nastia, whose massive thigh gap was a talking point last month, is proving that she won’t let the haters get to her. Check it out below.
Scroll for the selfie taken inside Nastia’s Dallas, TX home. The 2008 Olympic All-Around champion’s Thursday drama saw her post a fan comment reading:
“Do u feel like u r promoting borderline anorexia looking bodies?”
Nastia, seemingly in no mood to tolerate skinny-shaming, fired back:
“If taking pictures of my OWN body — a body that won me many Olympics medals, a body that I push each day to get stronger, a body that God gave me — is inherently promoting anorexia, then honestly,we’ve gotten to a place in the world where just BEING is offensive.”
Keep scrolling for the selfie. Nastia, who was raised by two Olympic gymnast parents and seems to have landed the slender gene pool lottery, posted a quick workout look for her 1 million fans. The star was seen flaunting her tiny silhouette in brown-and-white leggings with a mid-rise waist, plus a matching sports bra – both featured fun, loud cow prints. Note, Liukin has since updated with a stretch-a-thon, seen below.
Nastia, whose fashionista edge is a giant part of her identity, kept barefoot, but she wore her influencer shoes, writing: “@weworewhat @shopweworewhat.”
A video, seen below, of Nastia dropping jaws by back-flipping across her kitchen counter, remains proof that slender frames can be muscle machines. Nastia was urging her fans to wear masks amid the global pandemic, with the advice vibe recently revisited as the Moscow-born star told fans to eat more “greens” while braless and in a stunning green minidress.
As to Nastia’s own diet, she’s outlined it all, including what comes before the first workout. Check out the superfood gymnast plate after the video.
Speaking to The Cut in 2016 – four years after she retired aged just 22 – Nastia revealed the pre-sweat session eats.
“I like to eat something very small beforehand, whether it’s a banana or a piece of fruit, and I have coffee. It was the same when I was in gymnastics,” she said, adding: “After my workout I’ll have a bigger breakfast, like an omelet with tomatoes, spinach, mushrooms, and maybe some chicken or something.”
Nastia is also fresh from revealing her Starbucks order to be a Venti Cold Brew with two pumps of pumpkin spice.