I chose Nastia Liukin for the Wax Museum because she was one of the people to inspire me to compete in gymnastics. She is a wonderful gymnast. It takes a lot of skill to perform at the different events in gymnastics. Did you know that Nastia Liukin started competing in gymnastics at six years of age? She trains in the same gym that gymnast Carly Patterson trains in. Nastia’s parents were also olympic gymnasts so she was practically born to be a gymnast. Nastia Liukin is important to many people especially if you are a young boy or girl wanting to be a gymnast just like her. She has represented our country in many other countries. She is an olympic gold medalist that many people look up to.
Nastia Liukin’s real name is actually Anastasia Valeryevna Liukin. They just call her Nastia for short. Nastia’s hometown is Moscow, Russia, a part of the Soviet Union. In height, Nastia is 5’2”, with eyes the color blue. She has perfect blond hair and her favorite events are the Uneven Bars and the Balance Beam. Nastia was born on October 30, 1989, but two years after she was born they moved to New Orleans, Louisiana where her parents got a job at teaching gymnastics. When her parents brought her to work she was a natural on all of the equipment. Her parents could not speak English when they first came over to The United States of America, plus they couldn’t afford a babysitter and that was basically how Nastia became so good at gymnastics. She had her first competition when she was six, but she claims she didn’t remember much of it because she missed the whole entire warm-up.