Virtual social media influencers such as Liam Nikuro (above) feature photos of themselves at various locations and in a variety of outfits on their feeds. Photo: Hirokuni Genie Miyaji
Virtual social media influencers such as Liam Nikuro (above) feature photos of themselves at various locations and in a variety of outfits on their feeds. Photo: Hirokuni Genie Miyaji

Instagram influencer, singer and model – and computer generated: rise of the virtual kings and queens of social media

  • Half Japanese and half American, Liam Nikuro has 14,400 fans on Instagram thanks to his streetwise fashion, and posts that encourage people to talk to him
  • imma gram has a bubblegum-pink bob, models for brands such as Burberry, Bape and Dior and posts videos on TikTok. Neither of them is real

Virtual social media influencers such as Liam Nikuro (above) feature photos of themselves at various locations and in a variety of outfits on their feeds. Photo: Hirokuni Genie Miyaji
Virtual social media influencers such as Liam Nikuro (above) feature photos of themselves at various locations and in a variety of outfits on their feeds. Photo: Hirokuni Genie Miyaji
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