Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin had to burn off that birthday Shake Shack burger. The five-time Olympic medalist likely consumed a lot of calories as her 31st birthday festivities spanned a few days, with the celebratory posts showing everything from Nastia’s birthday sprinkle donuts to her chowing down a greasy burger and blowing out her cake’s candles. Nastia, followed by 1 million on her Instagram, is now back to the grind. Her stories today came straight from the gym, and they didn’t hide the body. Check it out below.
Scroll for the latest photo. Nastia, in the news last month for a giant anorexia clap-back, has been busy proving she’s got a healthy appetite, with her birthday bringing that headline-making tray of multicolor donuts. Nastia, asked by a fan how she feels about”promoting borderline anorexia looking bodies” made fire headlines for her response – it’s below.
On Tuesday, Nastia posted from her Dallas, TX base, seen in selfie mode and in stunning, powder-blue spandex shorts and a matching sweatshirt, also slightly swinging back as she confidently smiled into her phone.
Nastia, shouting out her SET Active gym wear and Athletic Propulsion Labs footwear, added:”Finally alive and well.”
Nastia’s giant birthday bash, bringing her in a slinky, two-piece, and braless glitter dress, has also brought in the gushing. The 2008 all-around Olympic champion was surrounded by friends, then taking to IG to thank her everyone.
“Last birthday post — little shout out to the very best (and sweetest!!!) in Dallas for making this intimate at home birthday dinner and celebration one to remember forever ?” she wrote.
It’s been nearly ten years since Nastia retired back in the year 2012 and aged just 22. Nastia, who admitted feeling “lost” at how to navigate life after professional gymnastics, has now found her feet as a beauty blogger, businesswoman, and startup founder with The Muse Collective, also retailing her $55 Celery Green Cream with Volition.
The killer body continues to be showcased, but clearly, for some, Nastia being lithe and flaunting that massive thigh gap wasn’t welcome. For Liukin, the skinny-shaming wasn’t welcome either.
Nastia chose to repost the fan DM in full last month, taking to Instagram in skintight and bronze scoop-neck dress to deliver her clap-back. The blonde admitted to being both “triggered” and “p-ssed” at the remark, then wondering where the world stands if comments like these are considered okay.
“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,” she wrote.