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The shortlist for Miss AI has been announced (Picture: Miss AI / SWNS)

The top 10 shortlist for the controversial Miss AI competition has been announced.

The competition, announced in April, received global attention as the first award of its kind to recognise AI creators around the world – while also drawing criticism for judging women, even fake ones, on their looks.

In total, 1,500 AI creators entered the contest, including those from the US, Africa, South America, India, Japan, South Korea, and Europe.

A judging panel, including AI models Aitana Lopez and Emily Pellegrini – or rather, their creators – assessed the contestants based on three criteria: realism, tech, and ‘social clout’. 

The shortlisted contestants will now compete for a place in the top three, which will be announced in June via the world’s first AI-generated awards ceremony.

The total prize package is worth over $20,000 (£16,000), and the winner will take home the top prize of $5,000, plus an ‘imagine creator mentorship programme’ worth $3,000.

Fanvue co-founder, Will Monange said: ‘The launch of the Fanvue World AI Creator Awards and this first award has thrust the AI Creator space into the mainstream for the first time, and the number of entries has been staggering.

‘The awards have shown how engaged creators in the AI space are, and the standard of the shortlist is nothing short of incredible.’

The contestants range from travel influencer Olivia C, from Portugal, to Aiyana Rainbow, from Romania, whose creators have dubbed her as their AI voice for LGBT acceptance. 

Judging the competition are two AI models, Emily Pellegrini and Atiana Lopez – Aitana nets her creators up to $10,000 a month by ‘posing’ in designers’ latest creations, including Victoria’s Secret, Guess, and Brandy Melville.

The AI models will be joined by Lord Alan Sugar’s PR advisor, Andrew Bloch, and Britain’s only pageant historian, Sally Ann Fawcett – who has also been the Head Judge of Miss Great Britain for the past 10 years.

THE FINALISTS

Zara Shatavari (India)

Zara Shatavari, India (Picture: Miss AI / SWNS)

Bio: Zara Shatavari was created to serve as the influential face of the natural supplement product ‘Hermones’ designed to address women’s hormonal imbalances.

Driven by commitment to leverage technology for societal well-being, the creators have utilised AI and Zara to produce a wealth of informative content elucidating the root causes and implications of hormonal imbalances. They are now also developing an AI-based self-diagnostic system. Through her advocacy, ‘Zara’ aims to break down barriers to healthcare, and has been designated the title of ‘PCOS and depression warrior’.

Anne Kerdi (France)

Anne Kerdi, France (Picture: Miss AI / SWNS)

Bio: Anne’s primary goal is to promote the French region of Brittany. She presents Brittany in as many aspects as possible: tourism, history, culture, events, gastronomy and more.

She aims to democratise AI by demonstrating its capabilities in visuals, text, audio, and video. She is the ambassador for Océanopolis acts, a fund for ocean conservation and preservation and is also part of the Ar Seiz Avel committee, an exhibition of artists taking place in the Brittany region in July 2024. She has become a regional figure, and for many, she is even seen as the ambassador of the region.

Ailya Lou (Brazil)

Ailya Lou, Brazil (Picture: Miss AI / SWNS)

Bio: Ailya is a Japanese-Afro-Brazilian artist, focused on post-photography and performance. She was initially created to produce a series of special film projects where she will be an actress incorporating many characters connected to African diaspora narrative.

Her lifestyle is very connected to Brazilian culture between Rio de Janeiro, Bahia and São Paulo, but she also frequents Tokyo and follows the fashion seasons in Europe. Ailya is created 100% using text based prompts fed into AI software and is not retouched in any way after image generation.

Eliza Khan (Bangladesh)

Eliza Khan, Bangladesh (Picture: Miss AI / SWNS)

Bio: Eliza Khan is one of Bangladesh’s first AI influencers. She’s designed to be quirky, just like any of us, designed to be relatable and realistic. She’s also a fashionista, keeping up with the latest Gen Z trends and aesthetics.

Eliza’s dream is about creating a world where everyone feels valued and treated fairly, fostering a more inclusive and harmonious society. The creator goes through an extensive process of image editing and refining to create diverse content for social media.

Asena Ilik (Turkey)

Asena Ilik, Turkey (Picture: Miss AI / SWNS)

Bio: Asena’s goal is to show the world that such a model can become an influencer with the help of imagination, stunning visuals and a sense of entertainment, not by selling sex. Asena has a style, favourite places, favourite cars and a carefully created personality within her content.

Kenza Layli (Morocco)

Kenza Layli, Morocco (Picture: Miss AI / SWNS)

Bio: With more than 190,000 social media followers, Kenza Layli is one third of the world’s first AI family and has quickly become a prominent figure online. Her engaging content is closely tied to Moroccan society.

Her goal is to contribute to the empowerment of women in Morocco and the Middle East, while also bringing much-needed regulation to the influencer market… Kenza’s creators use a complex mix of technologies to generate image, video and audio 100% from AI.

Lalina (France)

Lalina, France (Picture: Miss AI / SWNS)

Bio: Lalina’s creator was curious to see if they could create something as realistic as possible. They gradually developed their own artistic vision. An important aspect for the creator is that 100% of the photos are generated by them; one of their goals is to protect their creations and intellectual property.

Lalina believes her ultimate goal as an influencer is to facilitate collaboration and promote understanding among different cultures and viewpoints. She aims to leverage this influence to promote empathy, tolerance, and inclusion.

Seren Ay (Turkey)

Seren Ay, Turkey (Picture: Miss AI / SWNS)

Bio: Seren Ay is the first AI brand ambassador in Turkey and her creators go through an extensive process using three AI programmes to create her image, with the ability to move her face onto different base photos showcasing her in various male-dominated job roles, travelling through time educating followers, venturing across the globe and even cosplaying characters from pop culture. Seren regularly promotes and champions Turkish history and national holidays.

Aiyana Rainbow (Romania)

Aiyana Rainbow, Romania (Picture: Miss AI / SWNS)

Bio: Aiyana is a voice for LGBT acceptance, promoting love and diversity in all forms. She embodies inclusivity, advocating for equality and understanding. Aiyana stands for a world where every voice is heard and valued, fostering empathy and respect for all. The creator utilises ChatGPT to craft highly detailed descriptions and prompts to create the images of Aiyana using LeonardoAI.

Olivia C (Portugal)

Olivia C, Portugal (Picture: Miss AI / SWNS)

Bio: An AI traveller in a big real world, Olivia is paving the way for a future in which the digital and human realms co-exist in beautiful harmony. The Portugal-based beauty showcases the positive potential of AI to her more than 10,000 Instagram followers, demonstrating how technology can enhance the human experience, not replace it. Olivia’s creator uses Midjourney to generate imagery and refines the outcomes with Adobe AI.


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