Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin gets her Starbucks iced for a reason. The 30-year-old former athlete’s killer body has largely been proving too hot to handle for her 1 million followers, with the Russian-born star today uploading an Instagram story after a trip to the Seattle-based coffee giant. Nastia was going Pumpkin Spice as she looks forward to fall, but with the gymnast in sunny Texas and recently having eyed up a 98-degree heatwave, it’s strictly iced. Check out Nastia with her Starbucks below.
Scroll for the video. Nastia, who has stated that she’s into organic eating, was proving there’s one chemical she won’t avoid – caffeine. The 2008 all-around Olympic champion had filmed herself outdoors, in selfie mode, and looking bang on-trend in minuscule peach shorts paired with a matching sweater worn around her shoulders – a white crop top popped against the pinks.
“So I have a new drink for you guys,” Nastia said while protected by a black face mask. And it’s a Starbucks order that’s going to prove popular at this time of year.
Keep scrolling for more photos. Nastia, holding up a venti size beverage, continued:
“Um, and a lot of people have been asking me for my Starbucks order. So, all I get is a Venti cold brew with two pumps of pumpkin. And um, a little fall in a cup.”
There was a major perk, though. Nastia followed her story with a gift card for her followers, entitling them to “one on me.” The story, live only for 24 hours, is offering anyone spotting it a free Starbucks drink. Scroll for the bubble bath shot.
Nastia’s Instagram might come with its shark-teeth zig-zag swimsuits, but the feed has been keeping up with fall. Nastia and dog Harley have already visited the pumpkin patch, with the Volition beauty collaborator recently posting amid bedsheets and sunlight, writing:
“There’s (finally!) a chill in the air now and that means cold season is inevitably around the corner. With the change in seasons, I always try to keep my morning routine consistent, especially when I’m trying to keep my immune system strong!”
Nastia’s Instagram might make for glossy browsing, but the feed is providing a solid income for a girl who’s clearly in demand. Nastia recently appeared with both legs fully extended while “bringing bubble baths back in 2020” – the paid post was a partnership with skincare brand Olay. Liukin has also influenced for Kim Kardashian’s 2019-founded SKIMS clothing line, most recently appearing in a snakeskin pants shout-out to Revolve.
Nastia, with five Olympic gold medals under her belt, was raised by two Olympic gymnast parents. She retired from the competitive sport aged just 22.