The Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast celebrated Thursday in a way only a southern girl could... by going topless in overalls! Nastia shared the stunning selfie with her millions of followers that featured her impressive physique, toned by years of hard work and dedication to her craft. As previously mentioned she wore very little other than the checkered overalls but she did accessorize with a chic wide-brim hat and several cute gold necklaces. Her shoulder-length blonde hair framed her face perfectly as she stared at her phone to ensure a good snap.
For those who don't know, Nastia Liukin is a former US gymnast who has won nine world medals and five Olympic medals throughout her career. She last competed at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, winning the all-around gold medal, three silver medals, and one bronze medal, becoming the most decorated gymnast at the 2008 Olympic Games.
It's been 12 years since Liukin's last Olympic appearance, and she recently got back into her training facility, performing a snippet of her Beijing Olympics beam routine and she didn't skip a beat! "Same-same, but different," she captioned in the video of her on the beam along with a throwback video of her 2008 Olympic performance. Check out the full video above, and try not to feel too nostalgic about the 2008 Olympics!
Nastia Liukin's insane bikini body is back on the 'Gram. The Russian-American gymnast whose five Olympic gold medals come as a mere handful amid her 2008 Olympic All-Around champion status updated her Instagram on Saturday. The blonde's killer bikini body had gotten a major glitter injection, the paid parternship ad earned her some cash, and Nastia's 1 million Instagram followers gave her thumbs-up as soon as the update went live.
Nastia has been making headlines for flaunting her fierce swimsuit body this year – keep scrolling for her best photos.
Seen below – and you'll want to swipe right – Nastia's photo showed her home in Texas and both bronzing her body poolside and right on the water, with the second image showing the 30-year-old shot full-length as she bobbed around on a pink pool floatie. Nastia was looking sensational, showcasing her low body fat in a skimpy halterneck bikini in glittery pink. The sculpted shoulders, rock-hard abs, and Liukin's cleavage were all on show as she soaked up rays – shades on a towel also came complete with the Solby Jergens tanning product being promoted.
A caption asked fans who had joined in yesterday's "island-themed" workout, adding:
"It was a BURNER! If you didn’t make it, it’s saved to my IGTV! It’s 30 minutes, we jam to island tunes, and there’s no equipment needed! It was the perfect mental escape. And, because it’s still the weekend, I’m continuing my tropical staycation by spending the day in my backyard 😎 ."
"Tan courtesy of the @solbyjergens Sunless Tanning Water Mousse (in shade medium) which is my go-to if I want to look like I’ve been on vaca for two weeks 🥥🍍☀️🌴," Liukin added.
The photos clocked over 5,000 likes in four hours – not bad for an account with 1 million followers, some of whom wrote that they were already "sore."
Nastia's post abided by Instagram's required #ad policy. Pay on the platform directly correlates with following, something that experts at Vox have broken down potential figures for – bear in mind, the numbers are just estimates.
"Influencers with up to 1 million followers can get $10,000 [per post], depending on the platform, and 1 million followers and up, you’re getting into territory where they can charge $100,000. Some can even get $250,000 for a post! Especially if the content is on Youtube and the influencer is in the gaming industry."
Nastia has been shouting out the old days. The star recently made headlines for recreating her famous front flip from her 2008 appearance at the Beijing Olympics – as The Blast reported on May 6, the stunner wore leggings and a sports bra to deliver an Instagram video currently sitting at over 57,000 likes. The gym-set video saw Liukin perfectly re-deliver her signature move, with fans begging for more.
Nastia's Instagram also boasts some celebrity followers. The star's feed is kept tabs on by 23-year-old gymnast Simone Biles, plus 32-year-old country singer Jessie James Decker.