First 'AI beauty pageant' showcases the creepiest side of new tech

An AI-generated image of a fake model called Aitana Lopez
(Image credit: Aitana Lopez (AI-generated))

Anyone who thinks beauty pageants belong in the 1950s may be surprised to learn that they are part of 'the future'. And thanks to AI image generation, they're becoming more toxic and bizarre than ever before.

The Fanvue World AI Creator Awards (WAICAs) has launched Miss AI, and it's exactly what it sounds like: a musty antiquated beauty pageant but for AI bots. Fake models will compete for a chance to win a top prize of $5,000 and the chance to be the 'world first'

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.