It's President's Day in the United States. A day when should all pause and reflect on what our nation is all about. How, while it is not without its flaws, ours is still a nation where anyone born here can grow up to hold the highest office in the land. That you are not limited because of who your father was or what your bloodlines are. But that through hard work, dedication and making the most of your abilities, you can achieve ultimate success. Whether you're born to a biracial couple in Hawaii, in a log cabin in Illinois, or if your dad was a notorious anti-Semite who made his fortune smuggling booze during Prohibition through his deepwater compound in Hyannisport.
And so to inspire others to appreciate this glorious Land of Opportunity we were lucky enough to be born to, I bring you this great American success story.
Source - Times Square. The Met. Central Park. Dumbo. Hudson Yards. The Brooklyn Bridge.
These are all places Anastasia Fields has flashed her butt.
Scrolling through her Instagram account, @Vegilates, you’ll see Fields pulling up her dresses or dropping trou to show off her bodacious behind at classic locations across NYC and around the country.
In December, the bootylicious social media star, who has 1.4 million followers, went viral by baring her rump in a photo with NYPD officers.
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.
Only in America!
Sure, you could accuse me of just posting this for the clickbait. Or because it's late on a slow news federal holiday and I'm feeling decidedly lazy. But that's exactly the sort of cynicism that is dividing and hurting the country. It is not helpful. I'm trying to get the point across that when a woman of Anastasia Field's talent wants to make the most of her ability and carve out a comfortable life for herself and her loved ones, she comes to the United States. She was the tired. The poor. The huddled masses yearning to breathe free. The wretched refuse of Siberia's teeming shore. Now she's a megasuccess. Because she worked hard and believed in herself and refused to give up her dream of a better life.
That's why I'm posting her story. To remind you that this fractured, imperfect nation is still making dreams come true. And when it does so for someone Anastia, then we are all richer because of it. U!S!A! U!S!A!
Happy President's Day, my fellow Americans.