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Bella Hadid and Lil Miquela Get Surreal|CALVIN KLEIN

May 17, 2019
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Bella Hadid and Lil Miquela Get Surreal|CALVIN KLEIN

19-year-old robot Lil Miquela blurs the lines of truth and fiction with Bella Hadid. Is this a dream or real?

Miquela Sousa, better known as Lil Miquela, is a fictional character and digital art project.[1][2][3][4][5][not specific enough to verify] Miquela is an Instagram model and music artist claiming to be from Downey, California.

The project began in 2016 as an Instagram profile. By April 2018, the account had amassed more than a million followers by portraying the lifestyle of an Instagram it-girl over social media.[6] The account also details a fictional narrative which presents Miquela as a sentient robot in conflict with other digital projects.

In August 2017, Miquela released her first single, “Not Mine”.[7] Her pivot into music has been compared to virtual musicians Gorillazand Hatsune Miku.[2]

Miquela’s first Instagram post was made on April 22, 2016. The project garnered both intrigue and criticism for the character’s digital appearance with fans and online commenters oscillating between positing that Miquela is an art project or a social experiment carried out by a real unidentified woman. Miquela was rumored to be a marketing gimmick for The Sims.[citation needed] British model Emily Bador was rumored to be Miquela, fans citing the character’s abundance of freckles. Bador openly acknowledged the physical similarity.[citation needed]

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