Meet Hijab-Clad Kenza Layli From Morocco, World's First-Ever AI Beauty Pageant Winner

Kenza Layli, a Moroccan activist and influencer, made history by winning the world's first Miss AI title in a virtual beauty contest, surpassing over 1,500 computer-generated models. Her victory earned her creator $20,000.
World's first Miss AI awarded

World's first Miss AI awarded

Moroccan activist and influencer, Kenza Layli, recently achieved a historic milestone by winning the world's first Miss AI title in a virtual beauty contest. She bagged the title over more than 1,500 computer-generated models, earning a $20,000 prize for her creator, Meriam Bessa.
Hijab-wearing Kenza boasts more than 193,000 followers on Instagram. Her bio states that “her engaging content is closely tied to Moroccan society” and that her goal “is to contribute to the empowerment of women in Morocco and the Middle East, while also bringing much-needed regulation to the influencer market."
Her virtual persona embodies Morocco's rich cultural heritage and she also interacts with her audience in seven languages, being accessible 24/7. Beyond her digital presence, Kenza states that she is passionate about promoting Moroccan culture and advocating for positive AI-human collaboration.
Upon her win, she took to social media to pen, "Sharing my immense joy at being crowned Miss AI @waicas ! A big thanks to everyone who has been with me and supported me throughout this incredible experience. This award is a celebration of all our efforts in the world of AI! Proudly presenting my country Morocco."
Her creators use a mix of technologies to generate image, video and audio 100% from AI, and have been rewarded $5,000 cash, an "imagine creator mentorship programme" worth $3,000 as well as PR support worth more than $5,000 for coming in first place.
Alongside Kenza, Lalina Valina from France and Olivia C from Portugal were recognized for their contributions to promoting kindness and harmonious coexistence between real and artificial worlds.
A global first, the Miss AI beauty pageant was commissioned by Fanvue AI Creator Awards (WAICA) in April. As per Forbes, the AI contestants were evaluated on the basis of their looks, their engagement numbers with fans and other online influence, as well as the technical skill that went into their creation.
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