With the vast amount of filters and photo editing apps at users’ disposal, it can be hard to tell what’s real and fake on social media these days.
But a DailyMail.com probe has found a budding world of scantily-clad AI influencers who are conning desperate men out of money.
Earlier this week, a 19-year-old blonde bombshell known as Milla Sofia made headlines when it emerged she was artificially generated.
Since then, we’ve uncovered dozens of digital influencers on Instagram, TikTok and Twitter who often have fake names and elaborate backstories, jobs and interests. AI-generated photos show them on fake vacations.
These rising stars – who combined have hundreds of thousands of followers – are receiving admiration and cash from real men.
Andrea is a brown-haired beauty with more than 30,000 followers on Twitter/X who comment on her lewd photos. She includes her PayPal account details in her bio and offers nude images for subscribers on Patreon.
Andrea’s Patreon offers plan options to chat with her, and for $300 a month, she will ‘basically be your online girlfriend.’
The human creators of these AI influencers are unknown faces on the web, only pushing out content to likely live a life they had only dreamed of.
Milla Sofia is an aspiring fashion model with a portfolio of portraits showing her tanning in Bora Bora, taking in the views in Greece and working in a corporate office.
She has made headlines this week after Futurism uncovered her existence online.
Some AI-generated personas, like Miquela Sousa, have been revealed to be marketing stunts that turned into gold mines.
Miquela starred in advertising campaigns for major brands such as Prada and Balenciaga, was interviewed by Vogue, and was named one of Time magazine’s 25 most influential people on the internet.
The forever 19-year-old is the brainchild of Trevor McFedries and Sara DeCou, founders of the fashion brand BRUD, who unleashed the AI teen in 2019.
At first, her creators liked to tease her followers and capitalize on the confusion. ‘Is she human?’ asked one perturbed Instagram user. ‘Why do you look like a doll?’ demanded another.
‘She’s some kind of cute mannequin,’ someone claimed. ‘It’s clearly a robot,’ stated another.