In 2018, The Cut published an article that caught the attention of the world: A tale about a girl named Anna Delvey—a 20-something-year-old with big ambitions who lived in hip hotels in New York City, a socialite who’s friends with everyone who’s anyone, even befriending Chinese art collector and M Woods Museum co-founder, Michael Xufu Huang back in 2015 when he was still a student at the University of Pennsylvania.
Now, we'll be able to learn all about the mysterious Anna Delvey in Netflix's new TV series, Inventing Anna, released on Netflix this February 11, 2022.
Always dressed in designer brands, and generously giving out US$100 dollar bills to any service staff who comes her way, this was a tale about a seemingly ultra-rich young woman whose life came crashing down after suspicious friends, declined credit cards, and large, unpaid bills got the best of her.
In October 2018, Delvey was arrested in a sting operation, and half a year later, she was found guilty of eight charges including grand larceny in the second degree, attempted grand larceny and theft of services. Fined US$24,000 and ordered to pay US$199,000 in restitution, she was sentenced 4 to 12 years in state prison before being released on February 11, 2021 (and unabashedly celebrating her return by flaunting her Louboutins on Instagram). Just a month after, however, she was taken back into custody for overstaying her visa and is still awaiting deportation to Germany as of today.