Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin wore one heck of a look to eye up her “Netflix + chill” today. The five-time Olympic medalist, fresh from her 31st birthday celebrations, updated her 1 million Instagram followers with a stunning weekend update on Sunday. Nastia, who spent the past few days in and out of airports for work, admitted she wanted nothing more than her couch and TV, although the glammed-up photo showing the Russian-born star’s arched back in high heels, was anything but sweats. Check it out below.
Scroll for the photo. It comes as Nastia made October headlines for a giant anorexia clap-back, then finding herself in the news for stunning birthday snaps as she both called “year 30” not all that bad and eyed up year 31.
The photo, showing Nastia shot against a pink backdrop, brought the 2008 all-around Olympic champion looking gorgeous and posing in a slit, sparkly silver skirt and tiny knotted black cropped tee. Elegant heels completed the look, with Nastia then mentioning her travels.
Keep scrolling for the shot. Nastia took to her caption, writing: “Today’s mood post overnight work and travel. netflix + chill, anyone?”
A geo-tag placed Nastia in her Dallas, TX base, a location that recently got mentioned as the blonde talked about finally relocating back to the state. Nastia, raised by two Olympic gymnast parents, spent her early years in the former Soviet Union, then living in both Texas and Louisiana after moving to the U.S. Nastia has no trace of a Russian accent, though. More after the photo.
Nastia, who got all dolled up in a stunning white two-piece-effect dress to ring in her 31st year, might have gone girly beyond belief with her sprinkle donuts birthday tray and cute look, but the star has been admitting the reality has been more home sweats.
“Wishing: I was dressed up with all my friends reliving last weekend again,” she recently wrote, adding:
“Currently: sitting on my couch in sweatpants (admiring my christmas tree I put up last night) studying and prepping for our first live gymnastics event in 9 months that’s happening this weekend (!!!!) “
Nastia’s days on the beam are long over. The definition of a short shelf life career manifested via her retiring aged just 22 in 2012, although recent work travels were fully gymnastics-related as Nastia continues to be a notable figure in the sports field.
Nastia admitted to gaining 10-20 pounds after retiring, also revealing she felt “lost” in regular gyms. Now a Pilates and yoga lover, Nastia influences for brands including Bright Fitness App, plus beauty ones. In fact, the beauty blogger retails her own $55 Celery Green Cream.