Gymnast Nastia Liukin Welcomes 2022 In Bikini

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Rebecca Cukier

Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin is stunning in her first bikini of 2022. The 31-year-old former athlete is out in Mexico for her New Year's celebrations this year, and she invited her 1.1 million Instagram followers along for the ride. While Liukin went super-classy in a sheer and fairytale-like Dior dress to welcome 2022, she was back in her bikini just one day later, this as she shared sun-drenched photos and reminded fans of her Gold Medal body.

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Hello, Cabo!

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Nastia spent Christmas at her usual Montana cabin retreat, where it was all snow, tons of winter wear, plus idyllic outdoor snaps with dog Harley. Now, it's time for heat. The 2008 all-around champion posed outdoors and backed by palms as she highlighted her rock-hard abs and golden tan - fans saw her in a bandeau and metallic-clasp bikini with a high-waisted finish.

Nastia also sported a white Oxford shirt worn open as she went #Barbie - swipe for the pics below, scroll for more.

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Also rocking metallic shades, a high ponytail, plus a frosted lip, the APL collaborator dropped a total of three shots - fans had to swipe to see full-length action as Nastia showcased her famous pins. "Sporty spice, but make it cabo," the gymnast wrote, gaining over 15,000 likes.

"Hello hottie," a fan quickly replied. Nastia had also gained plenty of likes for showcasing her fashionista edge in her Dior NYE dress. The designer lover, who fills her feed with Burberry or Chanel, sent French brand Dior love this year.

Definition Of Making It

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Nastia, whose wins came in 2008, now has a lucrative entrepreneur and influencer career, and her gymnast one came against all odds.

“My entire career, I wasn't the standard gymnast type. I was taller, lankier, skinnier, didn't really have the muscle or the quickness or the speed or the power that you're really supposed to have," she told Forbes. "Yet I became an Olympic all-around gold medalist. A lot of odds were against me going in to the Olympics, and I wasn't the favorite to win."

Learning To Balance It All Out

The Dallas resident continued:

“I was not good at balancing my work life, my personal life, my family, and my relationships. If you spend too much time doing something, that other things take a beating, and vice-versa. I understand that when you're starting a new business, you don't have a team of employees working for you to whom you can delegate."

Nastia has a Volition beauty collab, her sell-out APL footwear collab, plus deals with brands including Olay, Revolve, and Dove beauty.