Digital Influencers are on the Rise
In 2018, anyone can be an influencer and Lil Miquela is a prime example of this. Sure, we're already familiar with non-human influencers, such as famous Instagram cats, but what about bots? Bots or CGI generated avatars are the latest trend to hit social media, with one digitally rendered influencer reigning as queen bee. Lil Miquela, a.k.a. Miquela Sousa, is a computer-generated Instagram model who has accumulated over 1.1 million followers. She's also worked with major fashion labels such as Chanel and Prada, and has starred in editorial spreads with Paper Magazine. She's even become involved with her own social media scandal, after her account was hacked by a rival bot named Bermunda. Take a look at the future of influencers in the gallery below and let us know what you think about this science fiction storyline that has entered our reality in the comments section.