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NEW YORK, N.Y., January 9, 2008 – 2008 Olympic all-around gold medalist Nastia Liukin of Parker, Texas, is featured in breathtaking images in Max Azria’s ad campaign for spring/summer 2009. The campaign will be featured in stories and online.

“After going to the Max Azria runway show this past September, I was blown away by how beautiful his designs were,” said Liukin, who won a total of five Olympic medals at the 2008 Olympic Games and has nine world medals to her credit. “Max offers a distinct mix of classic elegance with a modern twist. When they asked me to model for the Spring 2009 collection, I was so honored. Everyone has been great to work with and I hope my fans like the photos.”

This is Liukin’s first “high fashion” photo shoot and campaign. Lubov Azria, Max Azria’s creative director, told Popcracker, “We met Nastia at our last runway show, and she is everything we were looking for. The spring collection was inspired by movement and modern dance so she was perfect.”