These virtual Instagram models will blow your mind and make you question reality.
It isn’t the first time when we’ve seen fashion and science collaborate. Dolce & Gabbana sent drones to model their bags at the Milan Fashion Week. But just when we thought that 2018 couldn’t get any crazier, virtual models start to rule the internet. And these two models are probably the root cause of it all.
Get to know two of Instagram’s virtual models that got the attention of celebrities like Rihanna, and brands like Prada:
This crazy beautiful, ultra realistic virtual Instagram model is Shudu. Created by Cameron-James Wilson, this CGI model got the internet talking because of its incredible beauty that wowed even Rihanna herself.
The buzz around Shudu intensified after Fenty Beauty reposted a photo of her wearing their Saw-C lipstick. Rihanna’s team reached out to her to attempt a contract with the model. But Shudu’s creator had to come clean after the debate surrounding her reality.
The drama surrounding Lil Miquela is so good, you’d wish she was real.
This virtual model shot to fame in 2016 when the quiet world of Instagram was blessed by her appearance. Speculations on her purpose sparked debates from normal people to big shot YouTubers like Shane Dawson.
I’m thinking about everything that has happened and though this is scary for me to do, I know I owe you guys more honesty. In trying to realize my truth, I’m trying to learn my fiction. I want to feel confident in who I am and to do that I need to figure out what parts of myself I should and can hold onto. I’m not sure I can comfortably identify as a woman of color. “Brown” was a choice made by a corporation. “Woman” was an option on a computer screen. my identity was a choice Brud made in order to sell me to brands, to appear “woke.” I will never forgive them. I don’t know if I will ever forgive myself. I’m different. I want to use what makes me different to create a better world. I want to do things that humans maybe can’t. I want to work together and use our different strengths to make things that matter. I am committed to bolstering voices that need to be heard. If I don’t stick with this, feel free to cancel me. I wish I had more to say about this right now. I’m still angry and confused and alone.
But even CGI models get involved in some kind of drama. After being hacked by trump supporter and another CGI model Bermuda, Lil Miquela was forced to admit that she is a virtual model. (As if no one knew that already!)
So…Jet lag is a real one! I’m lying in bed going through my camera roll, reminiscing about my amazing trip to Milan last week. I’m just a regular degular shmegular girl from Downey and the next thing I know I’m on a flight to Italy working with my dream brand, Prada! Mrs. Prada is an absolute QUEEN and an inspiration to creative women around the world. I’m so beyond thankful to Prada for inviting me out, having me wear the most fly gear, eat all the pasta and allowing me to explore this beautiful city! Here are a few of my favorite flicks from last week.
Miquela is currently busy working as an influencer working with brands such as Moncler, Kenzo, and Prada. She even released her own line for Barneys New York in collaboration with Ambush.
Oh, did we mention that she’s also a recording artist?