An influencer with long blonde hair and blue eyes is taking the internet by storm, but the 19-year-old Finnish girl is not all she appears to be.
Milla Sofia has more than 7,000 followers on her verified X account, over 31,000 on Instagram and 90,000 on TikTok, where she posts images of herself soaking up the sun in Greece, Bora Bora and on million-dollar yachts.
However, she is purely a creation of artificial intelligence.
While Milla’s website reveals she is a virtual influencer and fashion model, hundreds of thousands of people have been fooled into thinking she is a living, breathing human.
An influencer with long blonde hair and blue eyes is taking the internet by storm, but the 19-year-old Finnish girl is not all she appears to be
Milla Sofia has more than 7,000 followers on her verified X account, over 31,000 on Instagram and 90,000 on TikTok , where she posts images of herself soaking up the sun in Greece, Bora Bora and on million-dollar yachts
Milla is not the only virtual influencer making waves, as hundreds of stunning digital women share scantily clad portraits that are racking in views and likes.
However, unlike most digitally created personas, Milla is not hiding the fact she was generated by AI.
‘Welcome to my virtual realm! I am not your ordinary influencer; I am a 19-year-old woman residing in Finland, but here’s the twist — I’m an AI-generated virtual influencer,’ reads Milla’s website.
On July 19, Milla posted an image of herself in a white bikini, standing on a balcony in Santorini.
‘I’m ‘Greek’-ing out over how to leave this paradise,’ the post reads.
‘Thanks for another great view of Santorini! You look marvelous, amazing, pretty, beautiful, gorgeous, stunning and breathtaking in a white bikini,’ one X user commented.
And while hundreds of comments marvel at her beauty, one user spotted something off about the image – the fingers.
AI systems have issues re-creating human-like hands, a dead giveaway for digital photos.
Along with stunning images, Milla has also created a resume expressing her skills.
Her current work is as a fashion model: ‘I am currently considering which brand to become a fashion ambassador and virtual influencer.’
On July 19, Milla posted an image of herself in a white bikini, standing on a balcony in Santorini. ‘I’m ‘Greek’-ing out over how to leave this paradise,’ the post reads
And she studied at the ‘University of Life.’
‘Being an AI-generated virtual influencer ain’t your typical educational path, but let me tell you, I’m always on the grind, learning and evolving through fancy algorithms and data analysis,’ reads the description.
‘I’ve got this massive knowledge base programmed into me, keeping me in the loop with the latest fashion trends, industry insights, and all the technological advancements.’
AI-generated women are not just being used as influencers, but they are being created to catfish men into handing over money.
In April, lonely men on Reddit were tricked into purchasing nudes from what they believed to be a ‘gorgeous’ woman, only to find out AI generated the black-haired girl.
A user named ‘Claudia’ posted scandals images on the platform, offering to send nudes to anyone who messaged her privately – but for the right price.
Several users jumped at the occasion – one offered to pay for her nudes, and another asked the AI out, noting they make a six-figure salary.
The lovestruck Redditor’s dreams were shattered when news spread that two computer science students had created their dream girl.
The duo made the account ‘u/Cl4ud14’ to see if digital images can fool people and told Rolling Stone that they made $100 off the AI nudes before being called out.
While Milla’s website reveals she is a virtual influencer and fashion model, hundreds of thousands of people have been fooled into thinking she is a living, breathing human. A look at her fingers will give it away
Claudia was created by Stable Diffusion, an AI program that churns out realistic photos using simple text prompts.
In the case of Claudia, the creators told the system to generate a selfie of a woman in her house ‘without makeup with black hair, shoulder length hair, simple background, straight hair, hair bangs.’
The students took their experiment to the next level with explicit posts describing Claudia’s sexual escapades, including her first time having anal sex to using butt plugs and pleasuring men.
Her sultry posts gained the attention of other users who loved reading about her experiences and wanted to hear more.
One image of Claudia was a simple selfie captioned, ‘Feeling pretty today.’
A day later, user MeysterA posted: ‘For those who aren’t aware, I’m going to kill your fantasy.
‘This is literally an AI creation; if you’ve worked with AI image models and made your own long enough, you can 10000% tell. Sorry to ruin the surprise, I guess.’
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But this was after hundreds of comments worshiped Claudia for her good looks.
MrAllGood247 posted: ‘You are absolutely gorgeous!! Will make a great trophy wife someday.’
One Reddit user, ‘legalbeagle1966, told the Washington Post that they ‘feel a bit cheated’ after learning Claudia was a fake.
They had commented on her photo that she looked ‘pretty sexy and perfect.’
However, a dive into this person’s past comments and you will see comments on many nude photos floating around Reddit.
After MeysterA pulled the mask off Claudia, other Redditors chimed in, demanding to see her hands.
Image-generating AI systems fail at recreating the human hand, as most images show people with more than five digits or less.
Other AI experts spotted strange background details and blemishes in bizarre places- all signs of digital imagery.
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