Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin couldn’t resist putting this one on the ‘Gram. The 31-year-old’s leggy bikini update was barely a few hours old today before her 1 million followers got another killer display of the figure behind Nastia’s 2008 all-around Olympic champion status. The Moscow-born star, fresh from kicking off her YouTube channel, was back to those bedroom selfies and flaunting that massive thigh gap. Bear in mind October’s body-flaunting didn’t go smoothly for Nastia, with the gymnast winding up clapping back at an anorexia remark. Check out the latest below.
Scroll for today’s selfie. It comes just a few days after Nastia dropped jaws by walking across a blue-floored gym on her hands. The Dallas, TX-based star, born in Russia and to two Olympic gymnast parents, gets to call OG on having a career with a short shelf life – she retired aged just 22 back in 2012.
Today’s snap was low-key and chill. It showed the blonde in her stylish, all-white bedroom and swinging a hip while snapping herself in tiny black shorts, a brown hoodie, and white ankle socks.
Keep scrolling for the shot. Nastia has been making headlines this year, and not just for retailing her very own $55 Celery Green Cream. Late summer brought a high-profile Montana trip with the star seen hiking with dog Harley, with Liukin also making headlines for “bringing bubble baths back in 2020” as she influenced for skincare brand Olay. Also snapped up by clothing brand Revolve and Bright Fitness App, Nastia is in demand.
Nastia has also been shouting out her gymnastics past, having recently announced a friendly fight-off with fellow gymnast Alicia Sacarome Quinn.
October saw Nastia admit to being both “triggered” and “pissed” as a fan DM asked her how she feels about “promoting borderline anorexia looking bodies.” The star, horrified, clapped back saying this is “my body,” with content on her Instagram since showing off an appetite as big as the thigh gap.
Nastia rung in her October 30th birthday with a giant tray of multicolor sprinkle donuts. That was followed by a trip to fast-food chain Shake Shack for a big greasy burger. Next came the “Friendsgiving” gathering, where Nastia eyed up a whole roast chicken.
Keep scrolling for the bikini shot!
Nastia has opened up on her career ending so young. In 2016, she spoke to The Cut, admitting she had zero clue how to navigate “regular people” fitness.
“I remember walking into a regular gym, not a gymnastics gym, and looking at the equipment and thinking, “What are these things?” I had no idea what to do and how to use this equipment because my whole life was so structured,” she said.
Nastia is a Pilates lover, with this month also showing her boxing side – she admitted her uppercut was “pretty damn good.”