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Times Square. Times Square. The Met, man. It’s Central Park. Dumbo, guy. Hudson Yards, man. The Bridge of Brooklyn.
These are all places where Anastasia Fields flashed her tits.
Scrolling through her Instagram account, @Vegilates, you’ll see Fields pulling up her dresses or dropping a hole to show off her bodacious back in classic locations around NYC and around the country.
In December, the bootylic social media queen, with 1.4 million followers, went viral by barking her rump in a picture with NYPD officials.
But she doesn’t do it (just) for the thrill.
“The butt-flashing thing is just a strategy to attract a lot of followers,” the 32-year-old told The Post, through a thick Russian accent. “I know exactly what people want to see; I’m in the entertainment business.”
Making money by taking pictures of her money maker — all while living in the United States — is something a young Fields could have never imagined.
The model grew up in a small coal-mining town in Siberia, which lives up to its dark and chilly reputation. “It’s tough and brutal; there are a lot of people who drink there. A lot of depression going on,” she remembered. Her parents were poor. Fields, who goes by Ana, turned to books for comfort. “My way to escape reality was that I studied a lot. I was extremely nerdy at school,” she said.
At 17 years of age, she was able to take part in an English-learning programme in London, leaving Mother Russia for the first time. “I saw that there was a better world out there,” she said. Fields attended a university in her home country where she received a bachelor’s degree in marketing. While working at a bank, a co-worker persuaded her to pursue a U.S. visa.
“I didn’t have anything against [the US], but I wasn’t excited, either,” she said. “It wasn’t my plan, it wasn’t my dream, but I got a visa.”
After landing in Miami in 2013, Fields went to New York City to meet her husband at a restaurant. He worked in health care, and Fields supported him until he lost one of his biggest clients.
That’s why Fields launched its Instagram account in 2018 and an OnlyFans page to help cater for both of them. She started trying to post about her vegan diet and her-pilates habit (hence the name Vegilates). But she didn’t feel like an expert on either subject, “I just started taking sexy pictures in lingerie or whatever,” she recalled.
Her husband was nothing but supportive: “He says, ‘Do whatever it takes to make you happy.'”
She agreed to have her breast implants removed the next year, after a friend had read that they could cause cancer. With no tits to show off, Fields turned her focus back to her.
“When people get into social media, they get the implants in, not take them out,” said the Upper East Sider, who also has a place in Miami. Putting her marketing skills to use, she thought: “ ‘I know exactly how to sell things. What can I sell, what’s my specialty?’ I decided to make my butt famous.”
She has her videos down to a science. “It has to be a public place. It has to be flashing. It has to be me smiling. It has to be enough light. Ideally, people engaged in the background, whether they’re smiling or saying something silly,” said Fields. “I have to do something that excites people, yet no one would be comfortable to do it.”
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Fields has limits: it will never be revealed to children, or it will be done for more than a few seconds. “I am a follower of the rule. I don’t have a single ticket [from the police], I’m extremely scared to get in trouble,” she said. Luckily, “This is New York. People are seeing so many crazy things going on here.”
The stunts worked: 1 million followers were won on Instagram in one year. Fields is making money from potential influencers who pay her to suggest that her fans follow them as well. And she charges her “thousands” of just fans $6.99 a month each.
Gradually, she’s starting to switch to less nudity, something she’s done on her OnlyFans page as well. “Although it cost me a lot of money, it’s worth it because I feel better about myself,” she said.
Soon, Fields is going to start working with lifestyle brands. To do so, she said, “I need to show where I’m going, what restaurants I’m going to, something normal.” When the pandemic calms down, she’s going to enrol in school to become a personal trainer, so she’s going to have some real knowledge to post about her true passion, her health.
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But don’t expect her behind portraits to disappear soon. Fields is planning the next post.
“[I’m] thinking about firefighters.”