I’m using a surrogate to have a baby because I don’t want to ruin my body’

Instagram model Anastasiya Berthier is desperate to have a baby, but she’s still not willing to give up her figure to become a mum.

The 26-year-old, from Moscow, Russia, believes it will be impossible to get the body she wants after carrying a child and giving birth – so she’s looking into other options.

Anastasiya works out regularly and her natural 34K breasts and trim physique earn her a six-figure salary by modelling online.

She has signed up to a surrogate agency based in Kazakhstan, and as she’s single she’s also seeking a sperm donor – looking to her loyal fan base for potential candidates.

She explains: “I work hard to keep my body in shape and if I carry a baby myself it’ll probably be impossible to get my body back.

“You can see a lot of examples of curvy models who never returned to work after having babies and I don’t want that.”

And she’s now on the hunt for her child’s future dad too, with plans to offer the unique opportunity to one of her 1.1 million followers on Instagram (@artdikaya_) or OnlyFans.

She said: “I know most of these guys very well, I speak to them all day long, so why not?

“If he is smart, good-looking and kind, then he can contribute to being part of my family.

“I wouldn’t ask for any financial help from him. Any man would be lucky to be the father of my child.”

But she’s not necessarily looking for romance from the father of her child.

Anastasiya said: “I’m single at the moment but I don’t need to be with a man to have a child.

“I’m not desperate for a boyfriend, however, I’m open to meeting someone if he’s Mr. Right.

“Actress Amber Heard just had a baby by surrogate, it’s not as unusual as it was. I don’t see why I should have to wait to meet a man just to have a baby.

“I’m financially secure and if I use a surrogate then I’ll be able to keep on working.

“I’ve been ready for children for a few years now and spoken to lots of different specialists, it’s not something I’ve rushed into.

“It’s not cheap but using a surrogate in Kazakhstan is far cheaper than in the US or Europe. There is a fee for the mother for actually carrying the baby but also a monthly salary while she’s pregnant.”

The model says her friends and family are very supportive of her choice, although it did take them by surprise at first.

She said: “I’ve spoken to my mum and friends about it and although they were shocked at first, after I explained my reasons she said she understood and supported me.

“If you want to be happy and healthy you have to have thick skin. Whatever you do, people will talk. Just be yourself.

“I might get pregnant myself later on in life but at the moment I love working and don’t want to risk my body.

“I’m going to make a wonderful mum and I don’t need a man to fulfill my dreams.”