Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin is making it Sunday Funday during a global pandemic – “But wear your mask,” the 31-year-old told fans today. Nastia, 31, and fresh from reuniting the entire 2008 USA Women’s gymnastics team, updated her Instagram this weekend with a little leggy action, also shouting out COVID with her sparkly mask. Nastia’s 1 million followers got their favorite gymnast, her five-time Olympic medal-winning legs, plus a reminder that she’s a savvy influencer and total style queen. Check it out below.
Scroll for the photo, plus Nastia’s insane flexibility. The Russian-born star, who often goes edgy with her updates, had posted from an outdoor and seemingly warm location as she geo-tagged herself in Dallas, TX, with the opening photo showing her full-length and looking downwards while backed by wood walls.
The snap, super-leggy, showcased a tight jeans outfit, with Nastia also rocking a short black hoodie, Nike sneakers, plus a cute black beanie. Accessories included a black handbag and Nastia’s sparkly face mask, seen with a swipe-right.
Nastia, who showcased her icy-blue eyes and blonde locks in the second photo, then took to her caption, writing: “Sunday funday but wear a mask – don’t worry it won’t dull your sparkle ✨ #revolvewinter @revolve.”
The influencing is alive and well for this star who this year brought “bubble baths back in 2020” as part of an Olay skincare promo – Nastia also influences for brands including today’s Revolve label, alongside running her own show and retailing a $55 Celery Green Cream with Volition.
Nastia, who was the 2008 all-around Olympic champion and retired aged just 22 back in 2012, has been keeping up her career via both Instagram and the annual Nastia Cup she awards. The Moscow native also recently returned to training for a friendly fight-off with fellow gymnast Alicia Sacramone Quinn, with the YouTube video showing her in bubblegum-pink spandex as she back-flipped across a trampoline – with remarkable ease.
Nastia has also been looking forward to the holiday season. Scroll for the insane hands video.
Nastia has opened up on retiring so young. The gymnast was raised by two Olympic gymnast parents, moving to the U.S. as a child. In 2016, Nastia spoke to The Cut, admitting that retiring at 22 was tough.
“I felt so lost for a good year. I gained probably 10 to 20 pounds, because when you stop doing something and just go cold turkey your body doesn’t even know what to do. I finally feel like I’ve found my rhythm again,” she said.
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