Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin is delivering Gold Medal squat action in blue feathers and without pants. The 31-year-old former athlete last night hopped back aboard the “post a pic of” trend, with her 1 million Instagram followers getting everything from a childhood splits snap to a late-night brunette throwback with fellow gymnast Samantha Peszek. Nastia, known for her love of pink and this year admitting she’s a member of a Facebook group called 50 Shades of Pink, was showing she can rock blue. Check it out below.
Scroll for the photo. If you don’t live inside Nastia’s Instagram, the five-time Olympic medalist was pink-only for a large chunk of February, posting a new, all-pink look every day as she counted down to the 12th annual Nastia Cup. Still girly, but in a shade traditionally associated with boys, Liukin updated as a fan asked to see a pic of “you in a blue outfit.”
The story showed a throwback of Nastia all bronze skin and legs while squatting down and going big on the feathers.
Nastia, going skimpy in a sleeveless and strapless pale blue minidress, was all legs and shoulders as she was shot indoors, also rocking super-cute darker blue booties with a pointed toe. It was eyes closed and smiles from the 2008 all-around champion as she seemed to be in her happy place.
Nastia’s happy place is now a major talking point and an earner for her. This month brought Nastia revealing her partnership with home retailer Pottery Barn, a company responsible for her super-stylish Dallas, TX interiors.
Liukin, who already fronts Facebook App and sees her Pottery Barn gig adding to her carousel of influencer roles, has also landed herself a feature with Architectural Digest as she showcases her muted accent interiors and all-white bedroom. Addressing fans, Nastia wrote:
“I am finally so, so excited to share more, starting with one of my absolute favorite rooms, my office – aka NLHQ” – that was just the start, with Liukin’s kitchen and bedroom also shown off, even including dog Harley. See her pool shot below!
Nastia, who regularly shouts out Dallas and has been pointing out the sweet weather perks in the city, is fresh from kicking back poolside in buttercup-yellow and Daisy Dukes to usher in warmer days.
“Just me visualizing myself at the beach rn,” she wrote ahead of the weekend, then posting a skimpy Daisy Dukes shoot in sands and telling fans: “Use your energy to imagine all the things that can go right instead of feeding into fear and what can go wrong. visualize greatness.”
If gymnast Simone Biles sounds familiar, see her massive bikini thigh gap below.