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Nastia Liukin: What’s In My Bag?

Nastia Liukin What's In My Bag

High heels are a sore topic for a retired Olympic gymnast. “I can’t go anywhere without Band-Aids,” says the contestant on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars (Mondays, 8 p.m.). “I was barefoot for, like, 20 years of my life, and the dance shoes we wear on the show are giving me the worst blisters. My feet are taking a beating!” What else does the NYU junior stash in her Louis Vuitton tote?

Ticket To Ride

“After a year and a half in Manhattan, I finally have a MetroCard! I get claustrophobic underground, so typically I walk everywhere. But on a school trip, we all had to take the train and I was forced to buy a pass.”


“I’m a Subway spokesperson, so I always have a gift card. I order the same sandwich every time: a 6-inch with turkey, cucumber, avocado, and banana peppers.”

Let’s Makeup

“I can’t live without Buxom lip gloss. And Smashbox’s Full Exposure mascara makes my lashes look so long!”

Nastia Liukin

Balancing Act

“My palms are dry from all the years of having to chalk them. I need my Kiehl’s hand cream.”

Best of Both Worlds

“I carry two passports, since my family is from Russia and I have dual citizenship. My grandma in Moscow makes the best borscht!”

More of Nastia Liukin’s must-haves for her bag: Hot Pink Louis Vuitton Key Ring, Mophie, Advil, Forever concealer and powder, Chanel Chance perfume, Orbit wintergreen gum, Hershey’s dark chocolate kisses, Luna bars, SmartWater, 365 Brand Vitamin C packets, Whole Foods Everyone Coconut Lemon hand sanitizer, and MacBook Air.

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