Meet the winner of the world's first AI beauty pageant: Moroccan 'influencer', Kenza Layli, claims the $13,000 prize after beating off competition from 1,500 computer-generated women

Meet the winner of the world's first AI beauty pageant: Moroccan 'influencer', Kenza Layli, claims the $13,000 prize after beating off competition from 1,500 computer-generated women
By: dailymail Posted On: July 08, 2024 View: 78

  • The winner of the world's first AI beaty pageant has been revealed as Kenza Layli
  • The Moroccan 'influencer' claimed the $13,000 prize due to its advanced tech 

Style, beauty, and grace might go far in most beauty pageants, but the winner of the first-ever AI beauty pageant needed a lot more than good looks.

Kenza Laylie, a computer-generated Moroccan 'influencer', has become the winner of the Fanvue World AI Creator Awards.

The team behind Kenza beat off competition from 1,500 other computer-generated women to claim the $13,000 prize.

Judges told MailOnline they were impressed by the advanced technology behind the AI star as well as her compelling 'personality'.

Accepting the award, Kenza's creator said: 'Winning Miss AI motivates me even more to continue my work in advancing AI technology.'

The Fanvue World AI Creator Awards was launched with the goal of creating the first beauty pageant for the 'AI influencer industry'.

Entrants were judged on their realistic appearances and technological prowess, as well as their social media clout.

In second place was an AI called Lalina, whose Instagram claims to offer 'classy vibes with a touch of seduction' to their 93,000 followers.

In third place was the Portuguese Olivia C, an AI travel influencer whose computer-generated often show the model in various locations around the world.

The runners-up will each get a share of what is left in the $20,000 prize pool for their efforts.

The winner of the worlds first AI beaty pageant is Kenza Layli, a Moroccan 'influencer' whose creators want to advocate for women's empowerment

While the other contestants impressed, Kenza rose above the rest of the crowd thanks to her uniquely advanced AI and impressive 190,000 followers on Instagram.

Kenza's advanced technology allows the AI to appear in a range of slightly unnerving videos, speaking in seven different languages and even replying to fans in real-time.

To celebrate their victory, Kenza's creator released an AI-generated acceptance speech video.

Apart from the uncanny voice and out-of-sync lips, the speech could have been made by any gracious pageant winner taking time to thank their judges and fellow competitors.

Kenza says: 'I am incredibly grateful for this opportunity to thank AI creators and to advocate passionately for the positive impact of artificial intelligence.

In second place was an AI called Lalina whose Instagram claims to offer 'classy vibes with a touch of seduction' to their 93,000 followers

'This journey has been a testament to the power of innovation, collaboration, and raising standards to shape our future.'

The AI ended with a commitment to 'continuing my mission to empower women worldwide, including those in Morocco and the Arab World, and amplifying their voices in the tech industry.'

Fanvue Co-Founder, Will Monange says: 'A huge congratulations to Kenza - and all the other entries. The global interest in this first award from the Fanvue World AI Creator Awards has been incredible.

'The concept of the awards has put AI Creators into the limelight like never before - and we’re really excited about the future of the awards and where we go next.'

Third place was the Portuguese Olivia C, an AI travel influencer whose computer-generated often show the model in various locations around the world

However, the judges say it wasn't just Kenza's message of empowerment that secured her creators the prize.

Sofia Novales, one of the judges and member of the team behind AI influencer Aitana Lopez, told MailOnline: 'What we wanted to judge with the contestants was that technology behind them.

'That means, for example, achieving consistent faces and good results with the hands.'

Ms Novales was particularly impressed by how different Kenza appeared from typical standards of beauty.

She says: 'From my own experience it is very difficult to create something not as standardly beautiful, so it's very complex to achieve something not as perfect as the rest.'

Kenza's advanced technology allowed the AI to release an acceptance speech video in which it thanked its fellow competitors for being part of the promotion of AI

While the idea of a pageant for AI influencers might seem strange now, those behind the competition believe it could grow into a massive industry.

Fanvue estimates that the industry could be worth £1 billion by the end of this year with creators emerging all over the world.

Already, some of the top AI influencers, such as Aitana Lopez, are charging big brands up to $1,000 (£800) per post.

Ms Novales tells MailOnline that the team behind Aitana at theclueless.ai, have just signed a deal with Llongueras, a large chain of Spanish hair salons.

She explains that since it was difficult to find human models willing to change their hair every few weeks, the company turned to AI models as an alternative.

The judges included the team behind AI influencer Aitana Lopez, and say that AI influencers will not replace humans but will become more common

They say that the flexibility, speed, and low cost of using AI influencers rather than humans makes them a serious option for companies looking to promote their products.

Ultimately, Ms Novales doesn't think that AIs like Kenza will replace human influencers altogether but she does think they will become more common.

Ms Novales says: 'It's not that robots are going to replace us, AI is a new skill that you have to have right now because, at the end of the day, it's something that is really happening.

'AI will never replace the creative mind of a real person, but it can enhance your possibilities.'

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