An AI-generated model, Emily Pellegrini, gained widespread attention when several celebrities, including famous footballers, MMA fighters, and even billionaires, extended date invitations by sliding into her DMs on Instagram, despite the fact that she doesn't actually exist.
We’ve heard of sexbots, girlfriends to rent, mail mail-order brides, however, AI-generated Instagram models tricking billionaires; that’s news.
Meet Emily Pellegrini, a 21-year-old Italian model who, like any typical influencer, shares stories of her opulent lifestyle, flaunts her latest fashion acquisitions, occasionally models lingerie, and even engages in selfie sessions and lip-sync videos.
However, Emily is far from your average influencer. Despite amassing a following of 102,000 people, this stunning model is entirely fictitious, created by artificial intelligence.
The situation takes on a humorous twist when we discover that Emily has successfully duped numerous individuals. Recent revelations indicate that the AI model has received date invitations from several celebrities who slid into her DM.
Well-known footballers, MMA fighters, and even billionaires are said to have made attempts to secure a date with her, unknowingly falling for the illusion created by the AI-generated Instagram model.
A press release from Fanvue, a subscription social platform, said in an official statement: “The stunner, who shares her content with fans on content creator platform, Fanvue, has become an overnight sensation with her perfect smile and envious figure, earning nearly $10,000 in just six weeks on the content creator platform.”
“It’s no surprise then, that Emily has garnered the attention of famous footballers, MMA fighters and billionaires, who all want to take her out on dates.”
As reported by Unilad, a professional footballer cheekily slid into Emily’s DMs on Instagram, asking: “How is it possible that such a Beautiful Lady doesn’t have a boyfriend?”
The unidentified footballer, known to be a prominent figure in Germany, reportedly asked the AI model if she had WhatsApp.
Fanvue further stated: “Only, Emily can’t reciprocate her admirers’ affections in person, because she isn’t real,” the press release continues.”
“Thanks to her alluring personality, she’s had no trouble garnering a slew of loyal subscribers, who she entertains around the clock.”
The company continued: “Emily is the dream girl for thousands of people.”
“She has attracted affection and all sorts of proposals, and that includes being courted by high profile followers including footballers, MMA stars and billionaires.”
Fanvue may not only emerge as a competitor to real-life adult influencers but could also pose a challenge to content subscription platforms like OnlyFans.
Despite Emily's popularity, the individual behind her creation, maintaining anonymity, has allegedly voiced apprehensions about the potential misuse of AI technology, including concerns related to deepfakes or the creation of inappropriate content such as child pornography.
As per the New York Post, the creator said: “AI has many great things, many good tools, but it’s also very dangerous.”
Will Monange, Fanvue’s founder and CEO, told Business Insider that artificial intelligence allows people to be creative without being “the face of that creation.”
Will said: “Why does their audience want to interact and engage with them?”
“Fundamentally, behind that engagement is just a creative person who is expressing themselves and knows how to do that.”
“Whether it’s a person that sits as the face of that, or whether it’s a virtual creator, the fundamental there is still very much similar.”
Reportedly, Fanvue is actively working on incorporating a set of features on its platform that will integrate cutting-edge technologies, including chatbots and audio cloning tools designed to replicate a creator's voice.
Will, the person behind Fanvue, emphasized that while AI is primarily viewed as a tool or an extension of human capabilities, those developing AI bots are already witnessing significant advantages, driven by a surge in demand for such technologies.