Fresh off her star-making turn in the Beijing Olympics, 18-year-old Nastia Liukin is celebrating like a champion — by hanging out with hot women and making a guest appearance on a CW show. Liukin was spotted attending a runway show at New York’s Bryant Park with injured tennis star Maria Sharapova, and the two were reportedly getting along quite well.
Liukin looked right at home in the high-fashion world with a dress that matched her gold medals (more photos after the jump).
Alicia Sacramone has become one of the most popular athletes on the US Olympics team - a fact that the mainstream media seems to find puzzling.
THE SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE wrote about how Sacramone was ranked ahead of teammates Nastia Luikin and Shawn Johnson for Google searches, and was No. 4 overall in Google’s Hot Trends. Meanwhile, during the broadcast of the first day of individual event finals, lead gymnastics announcer Al Trautwig was seemingly flabbergasted that Sacramone was the second-most searched for athlete on NBCOlympics.com, behind only Michael Phelps.
These are just two examples of what happens when the mainstream media decides to ignore what is happening in the blog world - they wind up looking like complete idiots in the process. Because anyone who had paid even a cursory glance at any blogs over the past week would have a pretty solid understanding of why people are searching for her online: