An adult performer has revealed how her virtual clone is now raking in $20,000 (£16,000) a month – earning her more than her real pornographic shots.
Sika Moon, a 28-year-old model from Berlin, used artificial intelligence (AI) to make a copy of herself, which she has been using to engage with thousands of fans online.
Despite five years industry experience, the model’s virtual clone is gaining far more traction than she herself ever did, with Sika now in the top one per cent of Fanvue earners in the UK.
But Sika doesn’t seem to mind, as the lifelike ‘virtual girlfriend’ project allows her to express creativity in a way that was previously unimaginable in the adult industry.
‘After five years of working in the adult entertainment industry, I got bored of the repetitive and uncreative work in this business,’ Sika told MailOnline.
Sika Moon, a 28-year-old model from Berlin, used artificial intelligence ( AI ) to make a copy of herself , which she has been using to engage with thousands of fans online
‘I decided to get back to creating art – and got fascinated by the potential of AI supported art creation.
‘So, I recreated myself with the help of AI tools to be the girl I always dreamed to be – perfect, forever young and smoking sexy every minute of the day – smart, but with my personality.’
Sika claims her virtual clone is based on her ‘real face and body’, and calls it a ‘part of me’.
‘She’s a part of me. And I love her!’ she told MailOnline.
‘My fans know she’s like me and there’s no agency, chatbot or random nerd chatting.’
Like OnlyFans, Fanvue is a site that allows content creators to monetise their images and videos.
Users can view Sika’s content and ‘chat with her’ for $10.99 (£8.82) a month.
Subscribers can even request custom-made content, which Sika claims is often surprisingly ‘normal’ and not ‘smutty’.
The news comes amid a wave of AI-generated girlfriends, with some charging as much as $1 (80p) per minute for ‘erotic discourse’.
In some cases, fans are prioritising their fake, virtual connections over human relationships as a way of fulfilling unmet sexual desires.
This was the case for ‘Sonia’ who was previously revealed to be sexting a bot named ‘Idris Elba’ – unbeknown to her husband.
Despite five years industry experience, the model’s virtual clone is gaining far more traction than she herself ever did, with Sika now in the top one per cent of Fanvue earners in the UK
Users can view Sika’s content and ‘chat with her’ for $10.99 (£8.82) a month, although messages are primarily generated by AI
The AI model industry is now booming, with thousands of virtual characters flooding platforms including Instagram, TikTok and Twitter.
‘This really is just the start for the AI creator economy,’ Sika said.
‘Sika has built an engaged community of fans that share everything with her – it might be about work stress, what to get their partner for their birthday – that sort of thing, and they’re more than happy to support me because I’m their virtual girlfriend and feel with them.
‘And I’m thankful for every single one of my lovely new friends, fans and supporters.’
Influencers like Sika often use the tool ‘Anydream’ to assist with the creation of their virtual alter-egos.
This image creation site uses both photographic and text prompts to generate realistic images of any man, woman or non-binary character that is desired.
Controversially, ‘bad body’, ‘gross proportions’ and ‘supermodel’ are among just a few default prompts on the site.
One prompt even uses the term ‘cute feminine Lolita dress’ – referring to the troubling novel in which an adult man becomes obsessed with a 12-year-old girl.
As a result, psychologist Dr Catherine Hallissey warns that developers must take more caution and steer clear of both harmful and inappropriate beauty standards.
‘Animated images such as these tend to portray flawless skin and exaggerated features which promote an ideal of beauty that cannot be realistically obtained,’ she told MailOnline.
‘When people compare themselves unfavourably to such unattainable ideals, it can negatively impact self-esteem and body image.
‘In certain individuals, exposure to these unrealistic portrayals of beauty can exacerbate feelings of inadequacy and can even be a trigger for body dysmorphia.’
Sika nor Fanvue are associated with Anydream in any capacity and were not aware of these prompts.
MailOnline has approached Anydream for comment.
WHAT IS BODY DYSMORPHIA?
Psychologist Dr Catherine Hallissey told MailOnline: ‘Body dysmorphia is a mental health condition where a person spends a lot of time worrying about what they feel are flaws in their appearance. These supposed flaws are often not noticeable to others.
‘Usually the person is preoccupied by their appearance and spends a lot of time trying to conceal these perceived flaws, for example through working on make-up, hair and clothes.
‘The amount of time spent worrying about and concealing flaws can significantly affect daily life and social relationships. It can lead to depression, self harm and thoughts of suicide. It affects both men and women and is most common in teenagers and young adults.
‘Clothes shopping tends to be a challenge for people who suffer from body dysmorphia as it involves looking at yourself in a mirror to evaluate your appearance.
‘Working with an qualified therapist with experience in body dysmorphia is highly recommended. Chatting to your GP about whether medication is warranted would also be beneficial.
‘Learning more about body dysmorphia and joining a support group can help with the feelings of overwhelm and isolation. Taking care of yourself through exercise, healthy food, good sleep along with anxiety management strategies should form the core of your wellness plan.’
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