Russian-born American former artistic gymnast Anastasia “Nastia” Liukin is not leaving much to the imagination as she begins the new year with a look back at a time when she had darker hair!
On Tuesday night, the 2008 Olympic All-Around champion shared a few bikini throwback snaps with her Instagram followers, each bikini tinier and more revealing than the last!
Gymnast Nastia Liukin Put Her Sunned Buns On Display In Several Bikini Throwbacks!
The five-time Olympic medalist didn’t just share one throwback photo with her Instagram followers on Tuesday night. Instead, she shared a whole Instagram carousel full of snaps that shows off her lean physique.
In one photo, she is wearing a purple bikini with a matching sunhat. She covered her eyes behind aviator sunglasses and kept her long dark hair in a ponytail as she stood in the shallow water.
Nastia Knows How To Rock A Black Bikini!
In another photo, the 2005 world champion on the balance beam shared another stunning photo that featured her flaunting her toned abs in a strapless black bikini clipped together in the center of her chest with a single heart clasp. Her matching bikini bottoms featured the same silver clasp that practically shone against her sun-kissed skin.
She topped off her look with a white long-sleeve button-down shirt that she tugged open to show off her two-piece swimsuit. She again hid her eyes behind aviator sunglasses and a visor, her long hair falling in loose waves beside her face.
Nastia Liukin Takes Her Tiny Purple Bikini To The Beach!
In yet another snap, the 2005 world champion on the uneven bars shared a photo of her walking along the surf at the beach. It looks like she is wearing the same purple bikini as earlier as she walks barefoot along the warm sand. She has one hand clutching her hat as the strong ocean breeze blows her dark hair out to one side.
“this day last year, I was frolicking on the beach – as a brunette – with @brittix,” Nastia wrote, tagging the co-founder of the House of Preservation. Although some fans loved her long dark hair, not everyone did!
Fans Have Mixed Feelings About Nastia’s Long Dark Hair!
In another snap, the 2007 world champion on the balance beam gave fans a look at her lean profile as she shared another photo of her wearing her strapless black bikini. The stretchy fabric barely covers her chest as she looks towards the bright blue sky overhead. The blue of the sky is reflected in her sunglasses and matches the blue in her sequined sandals.
“I love you but please don’t ever be a brunette ever again lol,” one fan commented. “Oh man do I disagree! Love her long dark locks!” another follower chimed in. “I just think she has the most beautiful natural blonde hair and it fits her the best,” the original poster replied while another fan told her “You look like a completely different person.”
Nastia Looks Just As Stunning In A Crop Top And Jeans!
Of course, there were more than just bikini snaps in her carousel! The 33-year-old former athlete shared another photo of her sitting beside the pool in colorful embroidered jeans. She covered her top with a ribbed white tank top that didn’t fully conceal her stomach. She accessorized her look with strappy red heels and a red handbag that was placed at her feet.
“No to the brunette,” another follower chimed in. “It’s the inside that counts,” another fan shared. “I loved the brunette! Love the blonde too!” another follower exclaimed. “I prefer blonde but that’s just me,” another fan shared. “I love your brunette moments,” another follower added. “Only true queens can pull off any hair color,” another fan teased.
It Looks Like Nastia Must Be A True Queen Then!
In another snap, the “Finding My Shine” author kept her strappy red heels but changed into a yellow-and-red patterned dress. She clutched a different red handbag to her side as she pulled her dark hair in a neat ponytail back behind her.
“You are my inspiration but go back to blonde!!!” another fan told her. “So pretty as a brunette!” another follower gushed. “Absolutely LOVE you as a brunette!” another fan shared. “I love you as a brunette! And blonde or red or purple!” another follower shared.
Nastia Liukin with red hair? Now that’s something that fans can definitely get behind!