Meet Inspector Anastasia whose secret for looking good is an enthusiasm for keeping fit and eating healthy.
The beautiful 23-year-old is an Inspector on the Affairs of Minors, having gone into policing following an academic career at the Barnaul Law Institute. Picture: Anastasia Chepkasova
With her youthful good looks and a passion for manicures and going to the gym, she doesn’t exactly look like a typical Russian police officer. But for people living in Barnaul, Anastasia Chepkasova is a common sight on the streets as she helps to keep order in the city.
The beautiful 23-year-old is an Inspector on the Affairs of Minors, having gone into policing following an academic career at the Barnaul Law Institute.
Originally from the village of Kosikha in the Altai region, she said she went into law-enforcement because of the influence of her mother, who works as head of the Department of Affairs on Minors.
'Looking at her, I realised you can properly influence teens and change their thinking in a positive way,' said Anastasia.
'Sometimes I'm afraid to go out in uniform because some shout obscenities and men can often try to get acquainted with me, and I often hear, 'Arrest me!'. Pictures: Anastasia Chepkasova
While many in the city view her as a role model for women, some react differently to seeing such a pretty police officers on the streets. Anastasia explained: 'Our chiefs treat me the same as all the other officers, but the people around me are very unpredictable.
'Sometimes I'm afraid to go out in uniform because some shout obscenities and men can often try to get acquainted with me, and I often hear, 'Arrest me!'.
'Yesterday, for example, a woman called the police department and said that in the Europe shopping mall she had seen two blondes in uniform who did not look like police. It is unpleasant that some people think the police should be inconspicuous and blend in with the grey mass. The children, though, they are happy that I'm supervising them.'
Anastasia disclosed some of the secrets of her good looks and physique. She said: 'A year ago on TV, I saw how beautiful and sporty a woman's body could be. I thought, 'Am I worse?' and began to engage in training in September 2014. I got an experienced coach, in the shape of bodybuilding master Roman Chernov.
A year ago on TV, I saw how beautiful and sporty a woman's body could be. I thought, 'Am I worse?' and began to engage in training in September 2014.' Pictures: Anastasia Chepkasova
'I’m now in full swing and preparing for bikini fitness competitions, which will be held in the fall in Barnaul and Novosibirsk. I finish my work at about 8pm and immediately go to the gym. I also eat proper food. The most important thing is the motivation and incentive to have something you aspire to.
'If you want to look good, you need to work at it and do something for it, and if you do not do anything - it does not mean that there is no time, it means there is no desire.'
She added: 'Despite a busy schedule, I try to take care of my appearance and get up early, even when I can sleep longer.
'On weekends, I do manicures, pedicures and other treatments. I don’t go to beauty parlours and do everything by myself. A woman should be a woman, despite the profession.'
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