Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin has been one of Team USA's darlings ever since she burst onto the scene a decade ago. Since retiring from the sport in 2012, Liukin has been an active member of the Team USA community and doesn't shy away from supporting causes that are close to her heart.
In honor of Liukin's 26th birthday on Friday, Oct. 30, we're taking a look back at all the times she repped the red, white and blue so well. Like the time she...
...took selfies with fans in her role as Team USA ambassador during a Road to Rio Tour presented by Liberty Mutual Insurance event on Oct. 17, 2015 at the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston.
…worked with young gymnasts between periods of a New Jersey Devils game in advance of a USA Gymnastics event at the Prudential Center on Oct. 16, 2015 in Newark, NJ.
…took part in a youth tennis exhibition with boxing champion Laila Ali and ice hockey Olympian Ryan McDonagh at the 2015 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Sept. 7, 2015 in New York City.
…was a Team USA ambassador during a Road to Rio Tour presented by Liberty Mutual Insurance event on Sept. 5, 2015 in San Diego, Calif.
…was a friend to the animals at the ASPCA Young Friends Benefit at IAC Building on Oct. 16, 2014 in New York City.
…presented Simone Biles with the Sportswoman of the Year award during the Women’s Sports Foundation’s 35th Annual Salute to Women In Sports Awards at Cipriani Wall Street on Oct. 15, 2014 in New York City.
…attended the Food Bank for New York City’s Can Do Awards dinner gala with Olympic figure skating silver medalist Sasha Cohen on April 9, 2014 in New York City.
…attended the 2014 Cycle For Survival Benefit Ride for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center with Olympic skeleton athlete John Daly at Equinox Rock Center on March 2, 2014 in New York City.
…reported for NBC Sports during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, pictured here on Feb. 5, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
…attended the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation’s A Magical Evening Gala with former Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand at Cipriani Wall Street on Nov. 21, 2013 in New York City.
…supported distance swimmer Diana Nyad during the Swim for Relief benefitting Hurricane Sandy recovery on Oct. 9, 2013 in New York City.
…had some fun at the Nickelodeon and Brooklyn Bridge Park-hosted mini-triathlon on Sept. 19, 2013 in New York City.
…walked the runway to raise awareness for heart disease at The Heart Truth 2013 Fashion Show at Hammerstein Ballroom on Feb. 6, 2013 in New York City.
…took the Girl Scout Oath at a meet-and-greet at Planet Hollywood Times Square on July 23, 2010 in New York City.
…visited with kids at the Children’s Hospital Boston Mix 104.1 Radiothon on March 4, 2010 in Boston.
…walked the runway to raise awareness for heart disease at The Heart Truth 2009 Fashion Show on Feb. 13, 2009 in New York City.
…won the Best Female Athlete award at the 2009 ESPY Awards at the Nokia Theatre LA Live on July 15, 2009 in Los Angeles.
…won the Sportswoman of the Year award at the 29th Annual Salute to Women in Sports Awards presented by the Women’s Sports Foundation at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel on Oct. 14, 2009 in New York City.
And then there was the time she won five Olympic medals...