Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin eyed up an entire roast chicken last night – proof that the 31-year-old five-time Olympic medalist comes with an appetite. Nastia, followed by 1 million on her Instagram and recently in the news for a giant anorexia clap-back, updated her stories on Tuesday night with a “Friendsgiving” dinner packed with juicy roast offerings and a reminder that the Moscow-born star appreciates a good meal. While Liukin’s massive thigh gap can easily make a headline, it’s her foodie side this time. Check it out below.
Scroll for the video. In late October, Nastia made headlines for reposting a fan DM. The user, asking the 2008 all-around Olympic champion how she felt about “promoting borderline anorexia looking bodies” did not see their comment welcomed. In fact, Nastia wound up fronting media outlets for firing back.
Nastia, who celebrated her 31st birthday last week with a giant tray of sprinkle donuts, a Shake Shack burger chow-down, and fries, was seen home in Dallas, TX and looking super-slim in casual blue jeans and a sweater.
Keep scrolling for how flexible this star has stayed, despite retiring from professional gymnastics aged just 22 in 2012. The stories, seeing Nastia chilled and with friends, showed a giant dinner spread with a delicious-looking roast chicken right out the oven, plus trays of roast mushrooms, cornbread, a big pot of soup, and pie.
“FRIENDS GIVING” appeared in text as the footage focused on the food, with Nastia seen smiling and in her kitchen. A burning “wish” note sent into the air in the gymnast’s backyard then appeared to be praying for the election turnout. More below.
Nastia, who in 2016, told The Cut her mom raised her to “have a cookie” if she wants one, proved horrified by the fan DM, saying she was both “triggered” and “pissed.” The star posted in selfie mode and wearing a skintight and scoop-neck dress to deliver her response, writing:
“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.”
Scroll for Nastia’s favorite foods and the stretching shot.
Since the clap-back, Nastia has taken fans on a video tour of her home pantry. The star is a giant fan of Annie’s organic products, also showing she might be a baker with the pantry containing flour. There’s also a big Oreos stash in Nastia’s home at all times, with a recent blog post from the Volition beauty collaborator confirming her love of Mexican, Italian, and Japanese food. Nastia even dedicated a mention to her favorite donuts spot, writing:
“As for a sweet treat with my coffee, The Salty Donut has quickly become an obsession. Try the horchata donut—just do it!”