Anfisa Nava of TLC’s 90 Day Fiancé has had a tumultuous few years.
First, the Russia native moved to the U.S. to marry Jorge Nava, only to find out his family didn’t approve of her.
Once they married, things only got worse. Anfisa realized that Jorge had lied, not only about his finances, but also about his criminal history. In fact, the 90 Day Fiancé couple even had trouble finding housing because of Jorge’s felony charges.
Now, Jorge is behind bars for two and a half years for charges related to a marijuana business. Meanwhile, Anfisa has remained in the United States by herself, attending college and taking steps towards launching a fitness business.
In a recent YouTube video, the 90 Day Fiancé star shared tips for her fitness-minded social media followers. She also revealed she’s still close with her favorite person back home in Russia, who had some quirky advice for her about building her YouTube channel.
Anfisa said her beloved grandma watches each one of her YouTube videos
Anfisa recently shared a fitness Q&A video with her fans. The newly-certified personal trainer has spent the last two years building muscle, sharing nutrition and workout tips, and even competing in bikini bodybuilding competitions. The 90 Day Fiancé star has built up a following of her own, separate from the show, as an influencer and burgeoning fitness expert.
Anfisa was open on 90 Day Fiancé about how much she missed her grandmother, who still lives in Russia and was like a mother to her. In her newest video, Jorge’s wife (or ex-wife, as Anfisa hasn’t yet opened up about their relationship) said her grandma watches all of her social media like a hawk.
Anfisa even shared that her grandmother told her she should keep her adorable cat, Monkey, in the background of all of her videos.
“My grandma watched my YouTube Videos. She told me last week that videos with Monkey in them get more views than other videos,” Anfisa said. “And I looked at my videos, and I thought hmm…that’s actually true! So let’s test the theory. Monkey’s here. He’s probably going to be here for the whole length of the video, so let’s see if my grandma is right.”
The ‘90 Day Fiancé’ star opened up about her bodybuilding competitions, fitness motivation, and more
In addition to her cute anecdote about her grandma, Anfisa offered some tips for followers who want to build muscle, lose fat, or even compete in bodybuilding competitions themselves.
On dieting, Anfisa admitted she makes room for a few snacks. “The best diet for me is flexible dieting,” she explained. “So I don’t limit any macronutrients, any kinds of foods. I can eat whatever…Do not get me wrong, I’m trying to stick to whole foods and to nutrient-dense foods. But sometimes if I want something like ice cream or some snack, I still can make it fit into my macronutrients without feeling guilty about it.”
The 90 Day Fiancé star also answered fan questions about sticking to diets and staying motivated, saying: “When you start a diet or when you start any new habit, you are going to fail. You are going to relapse. It’s normal. I’m not trying to discourage you, but if that happens, the most important thing is you need to pick yourself back up and get back on track.”
Anfisa even shared a few tips on trimming the look of your waist. “Your waist size is pretty much genetics, so unfortunately you can’t change it much,” she explained. “But the good news is that by working on your upper body and on your lower body, and increasing them in size, you can make your waist appear smaller.”
Anfisa also revealed she will be competing for a national bodybuilding title in 2020. She will also soon be releasing a “booty-building workout plan” for her subscribers.
‘90 Day Fiancé’ fans now overwhelmingly support Anfisa
Anfisa was once seen as the “villain” of 90 Day Fiancé. Many fans considered her greedy or materialistic and wondered about her true intentions for coming to the U.S.
But since Jorge’s history and lies were uncovered, many fans started to see Anfisa’s perspective more clearly. Since Jorge was incarcerated, the personal trainer has also displayed an intense work ethic that has earned her the admiration of many new followers.
Fans flocked to Anfisa’s newest video to express their support for the former 90 Day Fiancé cast member.
“Anfisa you are unbelievable,” one fan gushed. “The time you devote to your fans is remarkable.”
Another agreed, adding, “I love that Anfisa is REAL!! You can tell she isn’t putting on any type of fake act…down to earth sweetheart.”