The international romance is ON, as TLC’s hit show, 90 Day Fiancé, takes off.
One of the more controversial couples is Jorge, a California medical marijuana entrepreneur, and Anfisa, a Russian Kardashian wannabe.
A TLC casting tape gives viewers background on how the couple’s love affair was sparked — and how a Russian gold digger hooked up with a lonely American wallet.
“I was on Facebook and I had some acquaintances and some friends of mine that are also Russian,” Jorge says. “So I click on her page and I say ‘wow this girl’s really beautiful.’”
“I don’t know how he found me, but he was liking my pictures [and] he was messaging me,” Anfisa explains. “At first it was annoying and I didn’t pay much attention because, well, I get quite a lot of messages like that. I think he told me that he loved me like, maybe, in a week after we started talking online. But, he was persistent, so I decided to give him a chance.”
Jorge notes his disdain for California Kardashian types — evidently wanting a more traditional girl.
“I’ve always kind of been scared because I don’t want her to fall into the category of a ‘California girl.’” Jorge says. “I pretty much dated women here in California for the longest time, and I always thought that they always have so many similarities within among themselves and everybody [wants to be] a Kardashian, and it just wasn’t working out for me.”
Ironically, Anfisa’s apparent dream is to be adopted by Kris Jenner.
“I like fashion. I would like to be a model, but not like a runway model because I’m too — a little bit too short for that. Maybe like some advertising. Maybe in some sort of way I want to do what Kardashians do.”
Anfisa is getting into the social media swing—posting revealing selfies, that would make Mrs. Yeezy proud. She is also dipping her sexy toe into the Twitter pool, and offering comebacks to viewers. Anfisa brags about her gold digging reality, then defends her come-and-get-me look.
@I_am_Anfisa @frendo28 haha! Girl? Could I just point out that you make NO money? You just sponge off people. Shameful
— itty bitty kity (@ittybittykity) September 19, 2016
Follow Jorge and Anfisa’s story on 90 Day Fiancé, Sundays on TLC.