Winning 5 Olympic medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics was only the beginning for Nastia Liukin. As the 28.7 million Americans who watched the Games know, Liukin parlayed her extraordinary athletic prowess into a gold medal in all-around gymnastics"one of only three U.S. women ever to do so. Upon returning from Beijing, Nastia has become America's sweetheart, gracing covers of US Magazine, WWD Beauty Biz and the front of the iconic Wheaties cereal box.
By the end of 2008, Nastia had received such honors as the Women's Sports Foundation's "Individual Sportswoman of the Year" and the United States Sports Academy's "Female Athlete of the Year" awards. She's now making the transition from balance beam to brand spokesperson. In transcending her life beyond the gym, Nastia is dedicated to promoting healthy living for young women.