Nastia Liukin: What’s In My Bag?

Nastia Liukin What's In My Bag
 Michael Pirrocco

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.”

Breadwinner

“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
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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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