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Finalists for the world’s first AI beauty contest have been revealed and they’re very controversial

Finalists for the world’s first AI beauty contest have been revealed and they’re very controversial

Podium-placing creators are set to share a whopping $20,000 jackpot.

The ten women to make it to the final of the world’s first Artificial Intelligence (AI) beauty pageant have been revealed.

Earlier this earlier it was controversially announced that AI-generated females would go head-to-head in a competition to win a stunning $20,000 cash prize.

Months on from the entry process opening, the Fanvue World AI Creator Awards has whittled down its 1,500 entrants to its top 10 finalists.

Of the cohort of women, only one will hold the title of the inaugural Miss AI.

Speaking about the upcoming pageant, Fanvue co-founder Will Monange said: “The awards have shown how engaged creators in the AI space are, and the standard of the shortlist is nothing short of incredible.”

Fanvue, a social media subscription platform, is celebrating creatives at the forefront of AI and has shortlisted ten AI-created women for the top prize.

These include Brazil’s Ailya Lou, Turkish duo Asena Llik and Seren Ay and Romania’s Aiyana Rainbow.

Indian AI influencer Zara Shatavaria also features in the finalist pen, which is set to be judged by a panel featuring two AI models - Aitana Lopez and Emily Pellegrini.

Of course, it will be their creators who are doing the judging and they will sit alongside Lord Alan Sugar’s PR advisor Andrew Bloch and Sally Ann Fawcett, Britain’s only pageant historian.

Meanwhile, creators of Bangladeshi Eliza Khan, Lalina from France and Anne Kerdi will also be hoping to take home a slice of the prize money.

Filling the final places are Portugal’s Olivia C and Moroccan AI-generated influencer Kenza Layli.


At the time of writing, all ten digital women are in with the chance of wearing the Miss AI crown.

Whoever comes out of the pageant victorious will receive $5,000 in cash and an ‘imagine creator mentorship programme’, while the runner-up will receive a $2,000 promotional package on the Fanvue platform and access to a course of their choice.

If the creator’s AI woman makes third place they will receive a free consultancy call with Fanvue plus a $500 promotional package on the platform.

Regarding her involvement in the competition, Fawcet said: “As one of the world's only traditional pageantry historians it's really exciting to be involved in an awards which feels so futuristic.


“Interestingly, there are so many parallels between real life pageantry contestants and AI creators, and how they engage with their audiences.”

Due to the nature of the competition, the judges won’t be employing traditional beauty pageant criteria.

Instead, each digitally-created woman will be rated against three out-of-the-ordinary categories.

These include the general Beauty segment as well as Social Media Clout and Technology.

The latter will see the contestants earning points for their skill and implementation of AI tools such as prompts and visual detailing.


As it says on the tin, the Social Media Clout category will see contestants earning points based on how switched on the creations’ community is.

They will be judged on their average social media engagement, their growth rate and whether they are utilising a number of social media apps.

On the contest’s launch, Monange expressed his wish that the World AI Creator Award (WAICA) would be a competition akin to the Oscars for the AI space.

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