Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin was zero-pants, long hair, don’t care today. The 31-year-old five-time Olympic medalist gets a break from the glam, though, having spent the weekend traveling for work and even filming herself not yet home from the airport after 2 a.m. Nastia, followed by 1 million, updated her Instagram stories on Monday with a little self-care and a little promo. The Russian-born star was shouting out clothing brand Revolve while posing with post-shower hair. Check it out below.
Scroll for the photo. The above one made headlines earlier this year as Nastia’s hyper-extended legs helped “bring back bubble baths for 2020” as the gymnast promoted popular skincare brand Olay.
Today’s shot came as a bedroom selfie and from Nastia’s Dallas, TX home. The 2008 all-around Olympic champion, posing in front of her circular mirror, was flaunting that massive thigh gap and her toned legs in only a blue hoodie, with “Do U. Be U. For U” across the front coming uplifting enough for Nastia to quote it.
Nastia, also rocking her blonde hair wet, wrote: “Thanks for the reminder,” then shouting out the Revolve clothing brand also regularly influenced for by stars including 28-year-old model Olivia Culpo and ex to Scott Disick, Sofia Richie.
Nastia might flaunt her slender frame, but she hasn’t had it easy of late. October saw a fan DM ask Nastia how she feels about “promoting borderline anorexia looking bodies,” with the gymnast horrified enough to repost it, alongside a giant clap-back as she admitted feeling both “triggered” and “pissed.”
Nastia, who told The Cut that her mom raised her to “have a cookie” if she wants one, was guns blazing as she fired back while snapping herself in a tight, scoop-neck bronze dress. She sent the fan packing, writing:
“If taking pictures of my OWN body — a body that won me many Olympic 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.”
Nastia turned 31 on October 30. The Volition beauty collaborator threw a giant bash in her backyard complete with pink balloons as she rocked up in a stunning white dress, but the food wasn’t exactly lacking as the former athlete rung in “year 31.”
Nastia kicked off her birthday with a giant tray of multicolor sprinkle donuts, then getting filmed with a candle placed inside her Shake Shack burger as she hit up the fast-food chain. A recent pantry tour from Liukin also revealed she absolutely, and always, keeps Oreo cookies stocked at home.