Fri. Dec 8th, 2023
Nastia Liukin

Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin can always be relied on to deliver an eye-catching social media update.

The Russian-born star, who remains popular despite being retired, updated her Instagram with one share that turned heads – Nastia tends to post with her usual blonde locks, but in this post, she switched things up to brunette.

Hair Today, Blonde Tomorrow?

Posting for her 1 million+ followers, Nastia sizzled as she went cheeky in a fun and purple bikini. Seeming to have the beach she was standing on to herself, the APL collaborator showed off her Gold Medal body as she drew attention to her toned legs and tiny waist, also flashing some booty as she went for a high cut.

Nastia, who loves to share swimwear snaps, accessorized her look via her trademark hat finish, even choosing a purple one to match her bikini.

Surprise Brown Hair

Nastia included and included various moments when she has gone brunette – she also posed poolside and in a stylish denim and heels look.

Nastia wrote: “This day last year, i was frolicking on the beach — as a brunette — with @brittix.”  Fans have mixed thoughts, though. It looks like a fair few of Liukin’s followers prefer her blonde. “Not going to lie…blonde Nastia is 🔥 but brunette….I’m feeling it,” one user wrote.

Opening Up On Retirement

Nastia retired back in 2012, aged just 22. Speaking to The Cut, she revealed:

“I followed a strict plan for 22 years so as soon as I was done competing I was like, you know what? I’m gonna do what I feel like doing. Some days that’s just getting in 20 minutes of some kind of workout, maybe it’s in my hotel room or my apartment or going for a quick jog. But for the most part I love changing it up.”