Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin is highlighting that thigh gap and doing it in a no-front sweater. The 31-year-old five-time Olympic medalist, as much known for her fashion as her stellar career, slipped her lithe silhouette into yet another stylish outfit on Thursday, with the Russian-born star snapping her look for the ‘Gram as usual. Nastia, followed by 1 million on her Instagram and recently in the news for inking a movie deal in “Little Gymnasts,” kept the fashion and the figure-flaunt up yesterday. Check it out below.
Scroll for the latest photo. Nastia, who was the 2008 all-around champion and retired aged just 22 back in 2012, has been climbing the fashion ranks on IG, now regularly influencing for brands including Revolve.
The photo, taken inside Nastia’s Dallas, TX home, showed the blonde going earthy-toned as she pouted while wearing skin-tight brown pants, a matching and low-neck tank top, plus a ribbed, and sleeves-only sweater with a matching roll-neck. Nastia tagged everyone from her hairstylist to her stylist, but no brands.
Nastia, whose shoots regularly make headlines, was actually in the news earlier this week for a hilarious admission that she was cold while running through Dallas streets in a see-through top. The giggles are balanced out by serious training from the gymnast who last year went back to rigorous training as she geared up for a friendly fitness fight-off with gymnast Alicia Sacarmone Quinn.
If you don’t live inside Nastia’s Instagram, it’s fashion, food, frolics, and plenty of jaw-dropping flexibility. See it below!
Keep scrolling for more photos, plus Nastia walking on her hands! The star is proof that gymnastics at an Olympic level comes with a short shelf life, with 2016 seeing Liukin open up on adjusting to life away from the beam.
“I felt so lost for a good year,” she admitted, adding: “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.”
See the insane flexibility below!
Nastia, now a lover of Pilates and boxing, added: “I finally feel like I’ve found my rhythm again. It takes time to figure out what your body needs and what’s best for you both in nutrition and also fitness.”
Nastia now hands out The Nastia Cup every year, she’s fresh from launching her YouTube channel, and her popularity is alive and well, also manifesting via a leotard collab. Less easy-going was Liukin’s 2020 anorexia storm, but that seems over.
Scroll for Nastia walking on her hands in skimpy spandex!