Inventing Anna: Real-Life Anna Delvey Facts

Soooo many random IRL celebrity cameos.

Love it or love to hate it, it’s clear that Netflix’s Inventing Anna is having quite the moment.


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So, if you’ve already binged the series, here are some facts about the IRL Anna Delvey (real name Sorokin) that weren’t in the show:

1.

As things started to deteriorate for Anna, she said that her fake financial advisor, Peter W. Hennecke, had died. His phone number belonged to a burner phone purchased from a supermarket.


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2.

After Peter Hennecke “died,” Anna allegedly created a new financial advisor named Bettina Wagner. In doing so, she reportedly googled “send untraceable fake emails” and “non-existent email that is not going to bounce back.”


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3.

One of Anna’s “finance friends” originally put her in touch with Joel Cohen, who you might also know as the guy who prosecuted the Wolf of Wall Street (Jordan Belfort). He was the one who got her in contact with Andy Lance, who inspired the character of Alan Reed.


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4.

And the real-life Andy sent emails about Anna’s “quite substantial” assets in comic sans.


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5.

The real-life trainer Kacy Duke has trained celebrities like Denzel Washington, Lenny Kravitz, and Julianne Moore. She was apparently a fan of Laverne Cox’s portrayal of her.


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6.

In Morocco, after Marrakech, Anna went to the Four Seasons in Casablanca. When her card didn’t work, she called Kacy — who actually did give her card details, but the problem was actually on the Four Seasons’ end. Kacy then said she’d book Anna a plane ticket back to New York, to which Anna asked if she could make it first class.


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7.

Anna’s real-life TED Talk–giving boyfriend has been rumored to be a few people, but Anna herself said that she’d confirm who it was to the media outlet who gave the highest bid — with bidding starting at $10,000.


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8.

Passages in Malibu is a real rehab clinic that reportedly costs around $112,000 for a 30-day treatment program. It’s faced criticism for saying they can “cure” addiction, which HBO’s John Oliver called “bullshit.”

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Anna allegedly owed Fyre Festival’s Billy McFarland money after she stayed in the headquarters of his credit card company, Magnises, and didn’t pay rent.


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10.

The real-life Martin Shkreli did know Anna and said in a letter to New York magazine sent from prison, “Anna did seem to be a popular ‘woman about town’ who knew everyone. … Even though I was nationally known, I felt like a computer geek next to her.”


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11.

And Neff did indeed hear the leaked tracks from Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V, but Anna didn’t speak to her for three days after she tweeted about it.


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12.

A day after her sentencing, Anna told the New York Times, “The thing is, I’m not sorry. … I’d be lying to you and to everyone else and to myself if I said I was sorry for anything. I regret the way I went about certain things.” She recently said that she felt the quote was taken out of context, adding, “I feel sorry for the way my case is being perceived. And I feel sorry that I resorted to these actions that people think I’m glorifying now.”


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13.

Julia Fox and Anna are, in the words of Anna, “working on a little something together.”


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A courtroom reporter during Anna’s trial said that she saw a paper bag “filled with wardrobe rejects.” These included an Ann Taylor blue dress, a button-down Gap shirt, and J. Crew black pants.


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And Anna’s real-life stylist, Anastasia Walker, has also styled Madonna, G-Eazy, and Courtney Love.


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16.

Finally, Vivian Kent is based on the journalist Jessica Pressler, whose real article for The Cut inspired Inventing Anna. Jessica’s work for another article was also turned into the film Hustlers.


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Source: BuzzFeed – Celebrity

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