'90 Day Fiance' fame Anfisa Arkhipchenko slams TLC, claims she's not a 'clown' to be exploited
Anfisa Arkhipchenko, a former star of the TLC series '90 Day Fiance,' is opening up about why she will never return to the show
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: Anfisa Arkhipchenko, a former '90 Day Fiance' cast member, has revealed the shocking reason why she is no longer on the show. She recently stated on Instagram, in response to a follower, that she is not a "clown" to be used by TLC.
Back in 2021, she wrote in her comments section, as shared by '90 Day Fiancé' blogger John Yates, that she would consider returning to the franchise if she "got paid enough." According to the screenshot, a fan asked, "Would you ever go back on ’90 day Fiance’ if they asked for ‘the single life’?" The fan believed it would be a good time for Anfisa to make a comeback because she had been "scrutinized a lot from those old appearances" and looks to be a "different person now." While former bodybuilder Anfisa would not say if she would be a good fit for '90 Day: The Single Life,' she did say, “if I got paid enough sure but that won’t happen.”
Many others agree that they miss Anfisa's outbursts and her red bag, and TLC must pay her what she wants. "She knows her worth," one person said in Yates' comments, but others called Anfisa an "abuser" and said they would "pass." Anfisa has converted many '90 Day Fiance' viewers into followers by displaying her true self on social media. Many people may never forgive Anfisa for her antics on the show. Perhaps they assume Anfisa was chasing Jorge for his money, despite her assertion that it was "what the producers wanted."
Anfisa demands that TLC quit the 'exploitation' of '90 Day Fiance' celebs
Anfisa arrived in the US on a K-1 visa while filming Season 4 of '90 Day Fiance' with her now ex-husband, Jorge Nava. In 2020, Jorge and Anfisa split. Currently, out of prison, '90 Day Fiance' star Jorge is a parent to two children and married to Rhoda Blua. Anfisa kept herself occupied when Jorge left her life by working out, winning bodybuilding contests, becoming a licensed personal trainer, and enrolling in a top business school.
Anfisa is also seeing a new man, whom followers are eager to meet. But Anfisa wishes to maintain some aspects of her life discreet, primarily by not returning to '90 Day Fiance,' a series that hasn't been kind to her. When questioned why she isn't a part of any '90 Day Fiance' spin-off like her contemporaries from the franchise, Anfisa informed her fans, "I know my worth and I wasn’t treated well or getting what I deserve." Anfisa alleges she did not consent to work as a "clown for pennies on a dollar" when the network makes millions.
Anfisa's outburst, however, did not end there. She also spoke with other '90 Day Fiance' cast members who are still working on the show. She hoped that others would follow her lead and "stop this exploitation.” But Anfisa recognizes that for others, appearing on '90 Day Fiance' is the "only way" to make a living. Anfisa previously admitted that she was talking with the TLC team and had been given a contract by the network. Anfisa, on the other hand, thought she was happier creating her unfiltered social media content for the time being and didn't see any "benefit" in what TLC was providing her.
Jorge and Rhoda wedded in a Las Vegas church two days before Anfisa proclaimed her citizenship on July 31. Jorge might return to '90 Day Fiance,' since he did make a surprise cameo on the last season of '90 Day Bares All' to discuss his weight loss and time in prison. Anfisa, on the other hand, has been removed from all '90 Day Fiance' content, including the show's YouTube pages, raising doubts about how her affiliation with the network ended. Both Anfisa and Jorge allegedly "quit" '90 Day Fiance' in October 2018 because the network refused to give the pair what they were asking for and extended their contracts without their permission.
The ninth season of '90 Day Fiance' premiered on April 17, 2022, and there has been no word on Season 10 of the show as yet.