Gymnast Nastia Liukin Welcomes Summer In A Cloud Bikini

Rebecca Cukier

Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin is saying "hi" to summer 2021 and delighting her 1 million Instagram followers as she rocks a super-cute bikini echoing the sky. The 31-year-old five-time Olympic medalist, whose swimwear posts don't always go to plan as fans skinny-shame her, was today back to the bikini action and posting from her bedroom. Nastia lives in Dallas, TX and regularly jokes about the year-round warm weather. Today saw the blonde officially usher in summer, and it was one cute look. Check it out below.

It's Bikini Season

Scroll for the photo. Nastia is fresh from live coverage at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, where she joked about forgetting her leotard as she stunned fans in a bright blue minidress and matching heels.

Sticking with the blue, but definitely not in a dress, Nastia updated on Tuesday while peeping her pristine, all-white bedroom. The Moscow native, in front of her mirror and a gorgeous bouquet of fresh flowers, swung a hip as she showed off a golden tan - Nastia wore a classic-strapped and tie-dye blue-and-white bikini with cloud prints.

See The Photo Below

The 2008 all-around champion, hiding her face with her phone, did not hide her super-toned figure, one that last year caused a storm after a fan asked how Liukin felt about "promoting borderline anorexia looking bodies." Nastia, who keeps Oreos in her pantry and has updated while eating pizza, shut down the shamers.

Taking to her caption, Nastia wrote: "Hi summer." Fans called the shot "absolutely amazing," with fire and heart-eye emoji filling the comments section. Scroll for more photos after the snap.

Jokes She 'Forgot' Her Leotard

Posting ahead of the weekend and with waist-length braided hair, Nastia showed off some glam from a training setting. She told fans: 

"Made it in time for warm ups but forgot my leotard... 😜 jk, tune in to nbc sports network to catch day one of the women’s competition at the national championships - and to see @simonebiles go for her 7th national title."

Simone, 24, went onto win the title. She also follows Nastia on Instagram, as does 25-year-old gymnast McKayla Maroney. More photos below.

Total Chameleon

Not done with her blue look, Nastia returned in a frilly "Sporty Spice" dress, then sharing a pink outfit as she shouted out pop culture character Elle Woods. Taking to her caption, the Volition partner wrote: "Fun (stressful) fact: had an outfit change 10 minutes before being live on air saturday night... started with an Elle Woods vibe but quickly turned to a Sporty Spice vibe."

Nastia continues to make headlines for her style and brand partnerships, ones this year including Facebook App and Pottery Barn.