“Inventing Anna” Reinvents Herself Through Her NFT Collection

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The first of Anna Sorokin's NFT collection
The first of Anna Sorokin's NFT collection

NFTs have been the latest trend that Anna Sorokin (best known for her swindling crimes as Anna Delvey) has dived into.

Sorokin was on the verge of making a name for herself as a socialite before she was convicted. While the Netflix mini-series Inventing Anna shone lights onto her actions months earlier, it appears that NFTs are her ticket out of her swindling past.

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The convicted socialite is launching a NFT collection of her own and plans to offer perks like direct access with the founder herself.

“I see this first drop as an opportunity to directly connect with my audience and to take charge of the narrative that’s been largely outside of my control, until now,” Sorokin wrote on the website.

Reinventing Anna, the website, promises interaction with the top buyers through exclusive live streams as well as metaverse events.

The website’s name is a nod to the Netflix mini-series that follows Sorokin’s schemes and earned her reputation as “the Soho Grifter,” reinventing herself in order not to be defined by what she did wrong, but instead embracing who she is now.

“I’m trying to move away from like, quote-unquote scammer persona,” said Sorokin. “This is, like totally, has been pushed upon me by the prosecution and by the following media and by the Netflix show, but I’m trying to move away from that definitely.

Top holders will be able to speak with her on the phone, receive sketch cards and other personal items from behind bars. 

A representative shared that these tokens range anywhere from stationary to signed t-shirts or even underwear.

These NFTs are credit card-like images that illustrate scenes from her life. For example, the first drop shows an illustration of Sorokin in a prison call telling her visitor “You look poor.” 

Alternative comics creator Johnny Ryan was behind the design of the coins.

Anna Sorokin has been promoting her artworks in jail, collaborating with artists to create a group show called “Free Anna Delvey,” which featured one of her pieces listed at $10k.

The co-curator of this event, Julia Morrison, has not yet been paid back for the $8,000 she put down as an investment. Additionally, Sorokin blocked her phone number.

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