Anastasia Surmava now [Wiki & Bio], net worth, life after Below Deck, husband.

Anastasia Surmava is as badass as the woman she admires. With a strong work ethic and her desire to make sure everything is perfect, Anastasia was a perfect choice for the fourth season of Below Deck: Mediterranean. Even though Anastasia was first recruited as a third stewardess, she served as the ship’s chef after Mila Kolomeitseva was fired from the yacht. Similar to her hunger for perfection, Mila’s hunger for knowledge knows no bounds. She is always looking to learn new things no matter where she goes. As a result, the former reality star has gathered massive knowledge in a short period. In this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Anastasia Surmava. 

Wiki/Bio Facts

Full nameAnastasia Surmava
Date of birthJune 29, 1992
Place of birthRepublic of Georgia
Zodiac signCancer
MotherTsaila Williams [A pastry Chef]
EducationBachelor of Science from the University of Vermont College of Nursing and Health Sciences
OccupationReality TV star, Entrepreneur
TV showsBelow Deck Mediterranean (season 4)
Net Worth$400,000 (estimated)
Marital StatusMarried
HusbandWill Higginson (m.2022-present)
Current ResidenceBurlington, Vermont

Early Life

Anastasia was born on the 29th of June 1992. Even though Anastasia was born in the Republic of Georgia, she moved to the United States at two years of age and grew up in Vermont. Even though her mother was married at the time, the marriage didn’t work out and Anastasia moved to the US. Her mother worked as a pastry chef, which is how Anastasia became involved in the culinary world. Anastasia always makes sure to cite her mother in just about any interview she gives. In one of the interviews, Anastasia revealed how her mother had sacrificed for her. 

Anastasia Surmava, chef of Below Deck Mediterranean.
Anastasia Surmava, chef of Below Deck Mediterranean.

“She is just the epitome of female empowerment to me. She became the head pastry chef when she was like 24 years old for the president of Georgia. I mean, this woman is an absolute boss. Instead of going back home to where she’s comfortable and she had a good job and a nice house and nice clothes she stayed here and went through a lot of hardship in order to give me a better life.”

Right on Time

Even though Anastasia never looked for a job on a yacht, she was talked into it by a young captain. When he realized that Anastasia could cook in a galley without getting seasick, he invited her on board as a chef. After a few years as a yachtie, Anastasia was invited to the reality TV show, Below Deck Mediterranean. She joined the series in 2019 and served as the yacht’s third stewardess and chef. 

For the first four episodes of the fourth season, Anastasia was handed over the role of the third stewardess. However, when Chef Mila Kolomeitseva had a disastrous attempt to make a cake, Anastasia swooped in and saved her. After the incident, Anastasia was asked to take over the chef’s hat. Her stint lasted for a total of 7 episodes, after which Ben Robinson was invited to take over. 

The adventure came right on time for Anastasia and proved to be her final work on a yacht. After the season wrapped, she went to Srilanka and started operating a yoga cafe. 

Life after Below Deck

Even though Anastasia was loved by fans of the show, she did not return for the show’s fifth season. Instead of serving on a yacht, Anastasia took a flight to Srilanka. She established a new yoga studio and cafe. The whole idea was pitched by a man she met on a blind date. Talking about the bizarre experience, Anastasia revealed,

 “[The area] has a huge like surfer and yogi kind of vibe and he’s like ‘I need somebody who can create this for me and kind of spearhead this entire operation,’” Surmava recalled. “So basically he wanted to invest in me.”

The cafe officially opened its doors in November 2019. Anastasia also paired up with Below Deck Med alum Julia d’Albert-Pusey’s company Girl Alliance. Since then, Anastasia has been pursuing her passion for cooking and traveling. She has visited many countries around the world, such as Thailand, Indonesia, and Mexico, and currently resides in Burlington, Vermont with her family. According to her Linkedin profile, she has been serving as Financial Advisor for Common Wealth Financial Group since 2021. She is also a co-founder and runs Ocean International Training Academy, a program that provides courses for aspiring yachties who want to enter the yachting industry. She launched this business with her former chief stew Hannah Ferrier, who also left Below Deck Mediterranean after season five. Together, they aim to help people achieve their dreams of traveling the world on a superyacht and making money while doing it.

Net Worth

Anastasia Surmava is not only a reality TV star, but also a talented chef, a successful entrepreneur, and a loving mother. She has amassed a considerable fortune from her various ventures, both on and off the screen. Her net worth, as of 2023, is estimated to be around $400,000, which is quite impressive for someone who started her career as a third stew and chef on Below Deck Mediterranean.

Physical Traits

HairAnastasia has long, dark brown hair that she often styles in different ways, such as braids, buns, or curls.
EyesAnastasia has brown eyes that go well with her hair and skin tone.
SmileAnastasia has a radiant smile that shows off her white teeth and dimples.
HeightAnastasia is not very tall but has a fit body. She is around 5 feet 3 inches (160 cm) tall.
TattoosAnastasia has several tattoos on her body
PiercingsAnastasia has pierced ears. She likes to wear earrings and other jewelry to accessorize her outfits.
FashionAnastasia has a versatile and trendy fashion sense. She can rock casual, formal, or glamorous looks depending on the occasion. She likes to wear dresses, jumpsuits, skirts, and jeans with various tops and jackets.
MakeupAnastasia likes to enhance her natural beauty with makeup. She usually wears mascara, eyeliner, eyeshadow, blush, and lipstick in neutral or bold colors.
SkinAnastasia has a fair complexion with some freckles on her nose and cheeks. She takes good care of her skin with moisturizers and sunscreen.
NailsAnastasia likes to keep her nails manicured and polished. She often chooses bright or pastel colors for her nail polish.

Love Affairs, Marriage & Children

Even though rumors of Anastasia linked with many artists and co-stars like photographer and traveler Hubert Haciski, Evan Brookcass, and her co-star Colin Macyotoole, all those rumors went to vain as she revealed that she was single and ready to mingle on the show ‘Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.’

Anastasia then met her boyfriend Will Higginson, through a mutual friend. Will is a British model and photographer. The couple hit it off right away and started dating. They traveled to various places together.

The couple exchanged their vows on July 12, 2022, at a resort in Vermont. They shared their joyous moments on Instagram, where they posted photos of their beautiful wedding day. Anastasia captioned her photo “Mr. & Mrs. Higginson! 07/12/2022”, while Will wrote “Someone pinch me, I must be dreaming”. Their family and friends, as well as some of Anastasia’s Below Deck co-stars, congratulated them and wished them happiness.

Anastasia and Will went public with their relationship in April 2021. They got engaged in March 2022, after Will popped the question at a lake house in Vermont. They were on vacation with their friends, who captured the romantic proposal on video. Anastasia said “yes” to Will, who gave her a gorgeous ring. They announced their engagement on Instagram, where they showed their love and excitement. Will said “SHE SAID YES!” and Anastasia shared the video of the proposal.

Anastasia Surmava and Will Higginson welcomed their first child, a baby girl named Arabella Anastasia Higginson, on March 13, 2023.


Is Anastasia Surmava from Below Deck Mediterranean?Yes
Is Anastasia Surmava married?Yes
Does Anastasia Surmava have a baby?Yes, A Daughter
Is Anastasia Surmava still working in the yachting industry?No, she has moved on to other ventures
What is Anastasia Surmava’s current occupation?She is an entrepreneur and co-founder of Ocean International Training Academy, a platform that helps people get into the yachting industry
What is Anastasia Surmava’s nationality?She was born in the Republic of Georgia, but relocated to America when she was two years old
Who is Anastasia Surmava’s husband?His name is Will Higginson, and he is a model and photographer
When did Anastasia Surmava get engaged?She got engaged in March 2022
When did Anastasia Surmava get married?She got married in July 2022
Where does Anastasia Surmava live?She lives in Vermont, USA
How old is Anastasia Surmava?She is 31 years old as of 2023
What is Anastasia Surmava’s Instagram handle?It is @nastiasurmava
How many followers does Anastasia Surmava have on Instagram?She has over 124k followers
Who are Anastasia Surmava’s best friends from Below Deck Med?They are Hannah Ferrier and Aesha Scott
What was Anastasia Surmava’s role on Below Deck Med season 4?She started as the third stew, but later became the chef when the original chef quit
How did Anastasia Surmava perform as a chef on Below Deck Med?She had some highs and lows, but ultimately decided to return to her stew position after struggling with the pressure and expectations
Did Anastasia Surmava appear on any other seasons of Below Deck Med?No, she only appeared on season 4
Does Anastasia Surmava have any hobbies or interests?Yes, she enjoys cooking, creating new recipes, traveling, and photography
Does Anastasia Surmava have any tattoos?Yes, she has several tattoos on her arms, legs, and chest

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