Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin wore nothing but feathers and knee-hight boots this weekend. The 31-year-old former athlete and fashionista got her stomping boots on for a little Saturday action, with the 2008 all-around champion’s Instagram update showing her 1 million followers how the weekend is done. Nastia, fresh from seeing a troll ask to see her “gross skinny chicken legs,” was showing the haters they can shove it – nothing new for the star who faced an anorexia storm in October 2020. Check it out below
Scroll for the photos. They actually come as Nastia makes headlines for going “50 Shades of Pink” as she showcased her Gold Medal legs in a blown-up dress and while promoting Facebook App.
No promo today, just the Russian-born gymnast looking stunning in two photos and wearing only a baby blue feather minidress with a very leggy length, plus a darker pair of blue knee boots. Nastia had gone super-girly with curled blonde hair, but there was a mean crouch awaiting fans at the swipe-right mark.
Nastia, who flashed her pearly whites then went for a totally different and crouched-down angle in the second photo, took to her caption writing: “Weekend mood,” also tagging herself in her Dallas, TX base.
Nastia might create storms with fans asking her how she feels about “promoting borderline anorexia looking bodies,” but the five-time Olympic medalist brought in no shade today. Well, except for the joking user saying:
“I mean, you are gorgeous but the first thing that comes to mind when I see this dress is oversized Swiffer duster… ?♂️.”
Nastia might have retired aged just 22 back in 2012, but the “Dancing With the Stars” alum is proving more relevant than ever, wrapping her 2020 by inking a movie deal in “Little Gymnasts” and now getting snapped up for Facebook promos. The latter saw her shout out the beam past ahead of the weekend, with Liukin writing:
“If you know me, you know that pink is my power suit. From my scrunchies as a young gymnast to my lucky pink leo that I wore in Beijing, pink is the color that makes me feel the most me.”
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Nastia is proof that professional gymnastics comes with a short shelf life. The Moscow native opened up to The Cut four years after retiring in 2012, and it was tough stuff.
“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.”
Nastia is close pals with 23-year-old gymnastics superstar Simone Biles. Scroll for Simone removing her chest piercing in a bikini.