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 MiyajiVirtual 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
Topic |   Icons and Influencers
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 MiyajiVirtual 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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