“It took me a long time and a lot of internal work on myself to accept my body. It was incredibly challenging for me to step over the complexes and standards of beauty imposed on me,” Anastasia admitted. “In Russia, a lot of things, especially society, strongly suggest that a woman is only beautiful when she has a thin body shape. Personally, what helped me was when I realized that I can never become someone else, I can’t change my body shape and turn into a long-legged thin model on a catwalk. But I could be the best version of myself, and be the beautiful woman that I am.” Good for her!