Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin is flaunting her insane body and the haters can hate. The 30-year-old five-time Olympic medalist and fashionista updated her Instagram stories ahead of the weekend with a little outdoor action as she soaked up Dallas, TX’s continuing sunshine – if you don’t live inside Nastia’s Instagram, the 2008 all-around Olympic champion is fresh fro both eyeing up a 98-degree heatwave and, way bigger, clapping back over an anorexia comment that saw her skinny-shamed. Check out the latest, plus the anorexia storm below.
Scroll for the latest photo. Nastia, who can easily make a headline for her massive thigh gap, now sees her slender figure turning into a giant storm after a fan DM asked her how she felt about “promoting borderline anorexia looking” bodies. The Russian-born star, admitting that she has always been “thin,” hasn’t ignored the comment.
Today’s story was a quick snapshot showing Nastia outdoors amid trellis greenery and bushes. The blonde, stylish outfitted in tight jeans and a white shirt, was flaunting her hyper-extended legs, also snapped from behind to show off a rear dubbed her “Gold Medal Butt” this month.
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Nastia, followed by 1 million on Instagram, might spend her days flogging her $55 Celery Green Cream and influencing for everything from clothing brand Revolve to Kim Kardashian’s 2019-founded SKIMS line, but the hot topic this week has been that anorexia clapback.
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Nastia initially addressed the remark on her stories, then returning for a permanent post. Seen in selfie mode from her home and in a bronze, scoop-neck dress, Nastia said that she’d been “triggered” and left “p-ssed” by the hurtful remark.
A lengthy caption from Nastia continued:
“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. This is ME. This is my body.”
Nastia has since shown off her glamorous, beautifully-organized pantry, with it stacked with Oreo cookies, flour, nuts jars, plus organic Annie’s packaged goods.
Nastia, who retired from professional gymnastics aged just 22 back in 2012, took a moment in her anorexia clap-back to address her body size. The star, who in 2016 told The Cut that her mom had always raised her to “have a cookie” if she wants one, added:
“While I’ve always been thin, I’ve not always been strong. I’m proud to say that I am truly stronger now than I’ve ever been. I’m sorry if my body is triggering to you. “