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Anna Delvey, featured in Netflix's Inventing Anna, thinks she's 'more self-aware' than fictionalised version

Anna Delvey, featured in Netflix's Inventing Anna, thinks she's 'more self-aware' than fictionalised version
Anna Sorokin, who a New York jury convicted last month of swindling more than $200,000 from banks and people, reacts during her sentencing at Manhattan State Supreme Court New York, US, on May 9, 2019.
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Anna Delvey thinks she is "more self-aware" than the fictionalised version of herself.

The 31-year-old convicted criminal - whose real name is Anna Sorokin - doesn't agree completely with the way that Julia Garner portrayed her in the Netflix mini-series Inventing Anna, which was based on The Cut article by journalist Jessica Pressler.

Speaking to Cosmopolitan, Anna said: "I think I'm more self-aware of the way I come across. Not all of the time, but I just don't think I'm, like, so brazen and shameless."

The fake German heiress - who was found guilty of theft of services and grand larceny in 2019 - claims to have "moved on" from her grifting days among New York City's elite.

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Anna said: "I personally moved on a very long time ago, and I'm absolutely not in the same place. But I'm also being affected by the way the world sees me and by what people think of me. Because I exist in relation to everybody else and to the world, I don't just exist on my own."

The streaming service reportedly paid Anna US$320,000 (S$435,100) for the rights to the story, but a judge ordered her to use the money as restitution to her victims, which include hotels and banks, and towards her US$75,000 legal fees.

Last month, she claimed nothing about watching the show sounded "appealing" to her.

Anna remarked there was "nothing about seeing a fictionalised version of myself in this criminal-insane-asylum setting sounds appealing to me."

"I imagined for the show to be a conclusion of sorts, summing up and closing of a long chapter that had come to an end"

Currently, Anna - who was freed from her 12-year jail sentence last February - is fighting with US immigration officials to stop her deportation back to Europe.

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