• @lilmiquela (Lil Miquela), Instagram followers: 1.6M
  • Miquela Sousa, popularly known as Lil Miquela, is arguably the most popular virtual social media influencer. Created by a tech-design company, Brud, Miquela is projected as a forever 19, Brazilian-American fashionista and a music artiste. She has released several singles since her début with ‘Not Mine’.
  • @shudu.gram (Shudu), Instagram followers: 177K
  • Shudu, dubbed as the world’s first digital supermodel, is arguably the most human-looking of all the virtual influencers, with skin pores, errant strands of hair and all. Shudu is also perhaps the most controversial of her peers as she is a dark-skinned model created by a 28-year-old white man, Cameron-James Wilson.
  • @blawko22 (Blawko), Instagram followers: 136K
  • Blawko, unlike Shudu, can easily be identified as a 3D model. Sporting a buzz cut and face tattoos, he looks like a character out of video games. The biggest draw of Blawko is his face, which, in his one-and-a-half years of existence on Instagram, has been only partially revealed.