Gymnast Nastia Liukin Gobbles Gummy Bears In Gold Shorts

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Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin is downing Haribo gummies with her Gold Medal legs out. The 31-year-old former athlete and 2008 all-around champion is fresh from a giant Q&A for her 1 million Instagram followers, one seeing the Russian-born star address everything from her perfect nails to her candy preferences. Nastia, just this week showing her super-healthy side as she promoted high-protein Magic O's breakfast cereal, was here proving that even gymnasts can eat junk food. Check out the Haribo action below.

Always Room For Snacks

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Scroll for the photo, one that comes in the wake of headlines Nastia made last year for a high-profile anorexia storm. The star, who has revealed she always keeps her pantry stocked with Oreo cookies, was here taking in a different kind of sugar.

Posting a throwback of herself indoors and in pleated, chic gold shorts and a tight red tank top, the five-time Olympic medalist was seen snacking on Haribo gummy bears. The fan had asked: "What's your favorite candy?" with Liukin replying: "Gummy bears, especially @Haribo."

See The Gummies Below!

Nastia, all smiles in the shot, was flaunting her jaw-dropping body, one that's been getting shown off bikini-style of late following the star's recent California travels. Nastia does not, however, tolerate skinny-shaming, this year making headlines as she clapped back to a troll asking to see her "gross skinny chicken legs."

Nastia, who celebrated her 31st birthday last year with both a giant donuts tray and a trip to burger chain Shake Shack, has been shutting down the shamers. See more photos below.

Anorexia Clap-Back

Nastia Liukin with candy in shorts
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October 2020 marked a fan DM asking Liukin how she feels about "promoting borderline anorexia bodies." Firing back in a skin-tight dress selfie, the gymnast admitted she felt "triggered" by the comment, adding:

"If taking pictures of my OWN body — a body that won me many Olympic medals, a body that I push each day to get stronger, a body that God gave me — is inherently promoting anorexia, then honestly, we've gotten to a place in the world where just BEING is offensive."

Appetite Of A Champion

Nastia, who recently shared a pizza snacking session while getting glammed up, has opened up on her weight, this after retiring aged just 22 back in 2012. In 2016, she told The Cut:

"I felt so lost for a good year. I gained probably 10 to 20 pounds, because when you stop doing something and just go cold turkey your body doesn’t even know what to do. I finally feel like I’ve found my rhythm again."

Nastia now runs, boxes, and keeps up her flexibility with those insane morning workouts.