Holmes' and Delvey's obvious undermining of hustle culture – their refusal to do the work required to gain the type of success they yearned for – made them the accidental antiheroes of the girlboss era.
Even though we know these scammers are undoubtedly wrong and immoral, it makes sense that people put them on a pedestal and marvel at their elaborate scams. You have to admit, a scheme like Delvey's or Holmes' takes not only brains but guts, too.
Elizabeth Holmes is still #1 in my heart like did she commit fraud yeah but she did it in an epic way. Unprecedented for a woman. Epic. Like she was and is the blueprint for insane corporate girlboss.