Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin just admitted it’s both “rainy” and “cold AF.” The 30-year-old 5-time Olympic medalist was, just a few weeks ago, eyeing up a 98-degree Dallas, TX heatwave, but with plunging temperatures taking digits into the 40s, the Russian-born star has been forced to ditch the shark-teeth-effect swimsuit. Nastia’s 1 million Instagram followers were today greeted with a wintry and stylish display, with Nastia proving that she can nail her look whatever the weather. Check out the latest photos below.
Scroll for the photos. The above one dates back to September, when Nastia’s Big Sky Country travels took her to Montana with dog Harley.
Today’s photos showed Nastia shot outdoors and amid gray concretes – and they matched the dreary weather. The 2008 all-around Olympic champion was flaunting her jaw-dropping legs and massive thigh gap in tight black leggings, also sporting an oversized and baggy gray tee, high-rise white socks, and sneakers. The angle took in a bent leg, with Nastia then taking to her caption.
Nastia, smiling and offering a cozy car snap in a gray sweatshirt with a swipe-right, took to her caption to shout out what she admitted was a more pared-down look.
“Rainy (and cold af) days = leggings, dad sneakers, no makeup kinda day, ya know?” she wrote.
Fans, sending Nastia a giant HELL YEAH, have not, however, been proving straight-forward of late. The gymnast fronted media outlets just over a week ago for a major anorexia clap-back. Being asked how she feels about “promoting borderline anorexia looking bodies” was not well-received.
Nastia, choosing to both repost the fan DM and give Instagram a piece of her mind, came back in full force with her skintight dress selfie as she admitted being both “triggered” and “pissed” at the comment.
“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, currently eyeing up her “birthday week” as she turns 31 on October 30, has been making the most of her celebrity status on Instagram. The blonde’s 2020 promos have included a stunning, extended-leg bathtub snap for skincare giant Olay – Nastia was bringing “bubble baths back in 2020” – with Liukin also influencing for clothing brand Revolve.
Lucky fans even got a free Starbucks beverage on Nastia’s stories recently, although the gift proved so popular, Nastia actually wound up moaning that fans were complaining it had run out.