2) Supermodel Who Never Existed
Speaking of fake internet people, meet Shudu (@shudu.gram) — often called one of the most gorgeous Instagram models. To get the full but heavily abridged story, let’s rewind a bit.
One day Cameron James-Wilson saw a couple of drones flying through the podium, showing off Dolce & Gabbana handbags and at that moment he realized – this was the perfect time to make a 3D fashion model! After weeks of planning and 3D sculpting we got to see the first image of Shudu, thus kick-starting “her” career.
After only a few days Shudu started getting all sorts of positive comments, and even some DMs from random photographers asking to do a shoot. Boy, were they surprised to find out she was not real. Oh wait, that’s right, nobody could tell!
There’s no uncanny valley feeling when you look at her pics, so for months her secret identity was well hidden. Up until the post with Rihanna’s beauty brand Fenty (not sponsored), when the post went from the usual high score of 50k likes, to 220k! With all that fame, Cameron finally felt like it was time to milk that virtual cow, but had to reveal Shudu was just an art project, and will most likely stay as one. Unless the fashion industry needs a virtual queen, that is.