By Vanessa Papas
An A cup breast weighs on average 236.3 grams, roughly equivalent to the size of an adult hamster. On the far end of the spectrum is a KK cup breast, (yes they exist), which weighs ineon average 2.2kg, roughly equivalent to the weight of a well-fed duck. Now image having to lug not one but two ducks around on your chest all day, every day! Welcome to the world of Instagram model Anastasiya Berthier.
The sexy Russian from Moscow says she owes Mother Nature for her twin peaks and refutes any suggestions that she has had plastic surgery to enhance her cleavage. Photos of the busty brunette have made quite the splash on social media after Anastasiya donned a skimpy nurse’s uniform and a face-hugging mask for a photoshoot she hopes will uplift the spirits of her more-than-500 000 followers under lockdown around the globe due to COVID-19.
Growing up, Anastasiya always had ‘larger than her age’ breasts. By the time she was 15 she was already wearing a D-cup bra. At first, it was hard for her to find clothes that supported her body shape and she often suffered chronic back problems due to the extra weight her breasts placed on her spine.
“As a teen I used to be embarrassed of my big breasts, but when I grew up I learned how to accept myself and my body and even benefit from it,” she says. “There aren’t many women in the world who have my natural breast size so why not be happy? It is hard finding tops for my size, and more so underwear. Some stores cater to my breast size, which is often the biggest size they have in stock, but not for all types of lingerie. I have to buy clothes in really big sizes then go and customise them with a tailor to fit, because I have a small waist compared to my breasts.”
Regarding her back pain, she has learnt how to manage it. “I do have back pain if I stand or sit in the same position for too long, but daily activities are fine and it does not bother me at all to do sports with the right sports bra. And yes, I can sleep on my stomach.”
With a sea of followers and fans, Anastasiya says she is often surprised at the compliments she receives from women. “I do have a lot of admirers and I really love my fans; they are such an inspiration for me. They give me a lot of support and ideas. When a woman gives you a compliment it’s always a big pleasure, but it’s very rare.”
As is the case with many in the spotlight, Anastasiya has also had her fair share of ‘stalkers’. “I have faced repeated harassment from an online stalker for years, who has also disturbed my friends, family and even photographers I’ve worked with in the hopes to reach out to me. One of my followers also threatened to slit his wrists open if I didn’t reply to his messages. There are a lot of pretty ill people and it can be dangerous when they are obsessed with you.” But despite the creepies, Anastasiya loves her fans and says they constantly inspire her to create new content to share with the world.
Anastasiya is not the only plus-sized model sporting au naturel KK-breasts. Pamela Watara, a 20-something-year-old marketing student and Ghanaian model, has the same bust size. She rubbishes claims that her heavy breasts are fake, saying, “They are natural and I’m proud of it.” Pamela shot into the limelight after sharing her photos on Instagram where she now has 168 000 followers.
Anastasiya and Pamela’s breasts, however, still don’t compare in size to those of Annie Hawkins-Turner (stage name Norma Stitz…). The 63-year-old fetish model from Atlanta, Georgia has held the Guinness World Record for her voluptuous cleavage since 1999. Annie began developing breasts at the age of five, and by age nine they were a size 36D. In her teens she was diagnosed with ‘gigantomastia’, a rare condition that involves slow, progressive growth of breast tissue, which is why Annie’s breasts continue to grow even as an adult. At the time of going to press, Annie’s cup size was ZZZ, with each breast weighing a staggering 30 kilograms and measuring over 1.3 metres in length.
Within months of first posting images of her and her ‘sisters’ on Instagram, Annie garnered over a million subscribers.
“Fans chase me and when I do appearances I find myself surrounded by men and women,” she says. “I first realised I needed security after an appearance at a nightclub a few years ago when I was literally mobbed. I was completely overwhelmed. I may have the world’s largest breasts, I may be a glamour model, I may show them off but all I ask is people respect my personal space.”
When asked if Annie would ever consider a breast reduction, she is quick to say no. “I’ve never thought of bringing a knife to myself. Why fix something that’s not broken?” She adds that her cleavage has put her kids through college, helped buy the family cars and nice homes, given her the opportunity to travel the world and allows her to be her own boss.