Nastia began competing at age 6.
Nastia's favorite stores are Nordstrom, Juicy Couture & Forever 21.
Nastia's favorite event in gymnastics is the uneven bars.
Nastia's hobbies are shopping, AIM, reading, and swimming.
Nastia is 5' 3".
Nastia doesn't have any superstitions but she always chalks her grips in the same way.
Nastia's best attribute around the house is cleaning.
Nastia's favorite holiday is Christmas.
Nastia's favorite band is Paramore.
Nastia's favorite color is pink.
Nastia's favorite food is sushi.
Nastia's favorite TV show as a kid was Rugrats.
Nastia's favorite non-reality TV show is Gossip Girl.
Nastia's favorite reality TV show is The Hills.
Nastia's favorite place she has traveled in the U.S is Los Angeles.
Nastia's favorite place she has traveled abroad is Australia.
Nastia prefers the West Coast over the East.
Nastia prefers a good book over video games.
Nastia prefers white bread over wheat.
Nastia spends about 10 hours on the Internet per week.
Nastia sends at least 1,000 text messages per week.
Nastia's inspirational song is Lose Yourself by Eminem.
Nastia's favorite athlete outside her sport is Lance Armstrong.
If Nastia could add one sport to the Olympics it would it be Twister.
If Nastia could play any other sport it would be tennis
Nastia prefers the window seat over the aisle in a plane.
Nastia's favorite brand of jeans are True Religions.
Three things Nastia can't live without are her cell phone, her family and her friends.
Nastia's guilty pleasure is ice cream.
Nastia's mentor is swimmer Amanda Beard.
Nastia's biggest pet peeve is when her or someone else's pants are too short.
Nastia knew she was good enough to be an Olympian when she was 12.
Nastia's Olympic idol is her dad, Valeri Liukin.
Nastia's earliest Olympic memory is the 1996 Atlanta Games.
Nastia's favorite places to visit are New York, Los Angeles, Moscow, and Paris.
Nastia is friends with 2004 Olympic gymnastics champion Carly Patterson. Only two years apart in age, the girls grew up together at the World Olympic Gymnastics Academy in Plano, Texas, where they both trained.
It's been said that Nastia was extremely talented in gymnastics from a young age and would have almost definitely made the 2004 Olympic team if she had been old enough. However, she was only 14, so she had to wait for the 2008 Games.
Nastia has indicated that she would love to pursue acting. Her first gig was on the popular teen series Gossip Girl.
Nastia is an only child, whose parents moved to the U.S. when she was 2 1/2 years old.
Nastia's parents are both former Soviet champion gymnasts, Olympic gold medalist, Valeri Liukin and World Champion rhythmic gymnast, Anna Kotchneva.
Nastia: I know a lot of gymnasts and a lot of athletes are always saying that cheerleading's not a sport, but, you know, it really is. A lot of hard work and dedication and determination are also involved, and it was just really cool to be able to see the girls.