Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin is eyeing up Christmas just like everyone else. The 31-year-old, already in the news this month for her snowy Montana cabin trip, has been twinkling and shining on Instagram as Santa’s little helper, with Thursday bringing the 2008 all-around Olympic champion flaunting her killer legs in an all-white look fit for a postcard. Nastia, followed by 1 million, offered both a countdown to Christmas and 2021, proving the glass is always half full in her books. Check it out below
Scroll for the leggy action. Nastia, who lives in Dallas, TX and recently joked about the fall weather being blazing hot, was looking extra-festive and knocking the camera dead as she posed in drainpipe jeans for a leggy look that basically went on forever.
Nastia’s photo, a selfie and following a post showing her by a mirror covered in Christmas tree decor, delivered the five-time Olympic medalist in booties and a white sweater and jacket, with the unicolor look doing wonders for the blonde’s willowy figure.
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Nastia, who wrote: “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas,” then got even more to-the-point in her permanent post as she counted: “22 days till Christmas but even more importantly, 28 days till 2021, bless.”
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The post geo-tagged in Dallas, suggests the Russian-born star to have returned from Montana, where idyllic, picture-perfect settings saw her enjoying snowy scapes with dog Harley. It’s likely also back to training for Nastia, who retired aged just 22 in 2012, but is gearing up for a friendly fight-off with Alicia Sacramone Quinn.
Nastia definitely knows how to get cozy. The gymnast, who is also a lifestyle and beauty blogger, has been big-time reccing cozy fall ideas on her blog, with everything from lip balms to cozy jackets shared this season.
A flexible gymnast with a prestigious past isn’t going to get ignored by brands, though. Nastia, who retails her own $55 Celery Green Cream with Volition, has been snapped up by skincare giant Olay, even “[bringing] back bubble baths in 2020” in a tub shot this year. More photos below.
Nastia, who shared her Thanksgiving/Friendsgiving this year with a whole chicken, has, however, admitted she isn’t a massive prepper. Earlier this week, teasing a return to darker hair, the star told her fans she hadn’t even begun wrapping her gifts.
“Overheard someone at the nail salon say she already finished (AND wrapped) all of her Christmas shopping… and I’m over here like…. am I the only one that hasn’t even started? ? also should I go back to slightly darker hair?”