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'My openness results in people having many more reasons to detest me' - influencer Caroline Calloway

She's been described as a one-woman Fyre Festival and labelled a 'scammer', but the internet can't get enough of Caroline Calloway. Amy O'Connor talks to the influencer about addiction and falling out with her ghostwriter - and delves into a three-year saga of cancelled workshops, a reneged book deal and toxic friendship

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Caroline Calloway, photographed in her neighborhood. Photo: Christopher Lane/London Times.

Caroline Calloway, photographed in her neighborhood. Photo: Christopher Lane/London Times.

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A new leaf: Calloway landed a lucrative deal for her memoir And We Were Like, but subsequently pulled out of the deal

A new leaf: Calloway landed a lucrative deal for her memoir And We Were Like, but subsequently pulled out of the deal

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Caroline Calloway, photographed in her neighborhood. Photo: Christopher Lane/London Times.

Last January, a certain corner of the internet found itself transfixed by what Caroline Calloway was going to do with the 1,200 mason jars she had ordered to her home.

The American influencer was in the midst of organising a series of creativity workshops and had planned to give each attendee "a portable DIY wildflower garden" housed inside a mason jar. When her delivery arrived aboard a truck, it suddenly dawned on her that 1,200 mason jars is a not inconsiderable number - particularly when you are planning on storing them in your modest New York studio apartment.

"Omfg the truck with the 1,200 mason jars just pulled up," she wrote on Instagram Stories. "It. Is. Enormous."