Olympics champion Nastia Liukin, aka the all-around gymnastics gold medalist, arrives for her taping of The Oprah Winfrey Show on Wednesday in Chicago, Ill. Oprah booked Millennium Park, a 4,000 seat outdoor stadium in downtown Chicago, for her first show of the new season, during which she’ll honor 150 Olympic athletes.
Other athletes honored at the show: eight-time gold medalist swimmer Michael Phelps, gymnast Shawn Johnson, swimmer Dara Torres, Kobe Bryant and the men’s basketball team, and the women’s and men’s volleyball teams. American Idol winner David Cook also gives a surprise performance at the show.
According to WWD, here’s what else Nastia, 18, has lined up:
– Cover Girl ads
– Gossip Girl cameo
– Nastia‘s image will be featured on a Wheaties box
– The possibility of a line of activewear with GK
– Vanilla Star Jeans aims to launch Nastia Liukin Gold jeans and tops for holiday
– She has a stake in Beaconstreetgirls.com, a tween Web site that vends fashion and beauty items, home décor and books.
Nastia will also be traveling to New York for Fashion Week. “Maria Sharapova invited me,” Nastia said. “I’m going to Peter Som – front row – Isaac Mizrahi and Cole Haan.”