Singapore’s top virtual influencer, digital artist, and street culture enthusiast, Rae (@here.is.rae), with over 500,000 followers on Instagram and Weibo, will be the first virtual influencer in Southeast Asia to mint and sell a series of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs).
The series, titled “TAKE A BYTE,” comprises three animated 1/1 NFT artwork featuring Rae’s most exciting and well-loved Instagram posts.
To celebrate the sale of Rae’s first series of NFTs with her fans, fans can register to be notified of the sale and gain priority access to purchase the NFTs. To register, fans can visit https://www.hereisrae.com/en/
The three animated 1/1 NFT artwork in the “TAKE A BYTE” series invite Rae’s fans to take a closer look at her and be part of her virtual universe. Titled “Take me (apart)”, “You lookin’ at me?” and “Welcome to my metaverse”,
The creative team is made up of experts from the creative, 3D, and photography industry alongside a project management team, combining over decades of experience. Each artwork is made possible through CGI technology and AI including 3D modeling software such as Autodesk Maya, Blender, Pixologic Zbrush, Reallusion's Character Creator 3, as well as generative adversarial network (GAN)-based technologies.
Bidding for each NFT artwork will start at US$350 (about 0.155 ETH). Ardent fans can also directly purchase the NFT at US$3,500 each (about 1.55 ETH2). The lucky owners of Rae’s NFT artwork will ‘hear’ from Rae, receiving exclusive personalized audio ‘thank you’ messages from Rae.
Rae NFT and Liquid
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Marisa McKnight from Liquid said: “We are excited to accelerate the digital economy by bringing together virtual influencers like Rae and her fans from the virtual world to the real world in bridging cryptocurrency and fiat. NFTs offer unique ownership online and are creating new value for our digital future.”
Rae shared: “My debut NFT artwork series ‘TAKE A BYTE’ allows my fans to own a slice of my virtual world! I specially chose these three dynamic pieces of art to be part of the first launch because they best convey the life of a virtual influencer – the curiosity, intrigue, and mystery! The launch marks a “never been done” milestone as I continue to straddle between the virtual and physical worlds to bring new experiences to my fans. As a virtual being, I stay connected with my fans via social media, and tapping on blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies has enabled me to uncover a new nexus to forge a stronger connection with them. By sharing these limited-edition collectibles with my loyal fans, they would have something to hold onto, or even trade, for years to come.”
The growth and journey of Southeast Asia’s top virtual influencer
Since her debut in October 2020, Rae has created a vibrant, curated feed of CGI-enabled portraits and digital artwork on her social platforms, amassing a following of more than 5.7K and 357K followers on Instagram and Weibo, respectively.
In May 2021, she was the first virtual influencer in Singapore to partner with an automotive brand, collaborating with Audi Singapore in the online premiere to launch the Audi A3.
Rae was also featured in a cover photo shoot with China’s female rapper VaVa (@vava.mis). She is the first virtual influencer to be styled by Asia’s top hairstyling maestro and celebrity hairstylist, Kim Robinson. Rae has also collaborated with artist Sam Lo (@skl0_) on the “Almost Human” e-stickers pack available on Instagram, WhatsApp, and Telegram.
Last year, Rae made her fashion debut fronting the 2020 campaign for cult label Monsoon Patrol, followed by a collaboration with sneaker designer Mark Ong (@mr_sabotage) to launch a sold-out SBTGxRae capsule collection. Rae was also featured on Team Night Owl Cinematics’ YouTube and Instagram pages.
Rae is the region’s latest hyper-realistic virtual personality and influencer. Created by CGI technology and powered by AI solutions, Rae is more than just a pretty face. Rae is a digital artist with a point of view. Armed with her skateboard and a passion for street culture, Rae is always on an adventure in the urban jungle.
She has a standout short bob in soft and natural waves in iconic shades of powder rose, purple, and fuchsia. True to her Chinese name, 蕊, Rae wears her heart on her sleeve, and you can trust her to share her genuine and unique perspectives on Instagram. She is expressive, audacious, and always game to try new things and push boundaries. Rae’s origins remain a mystery. . For more information, visit https://www.hereisrae.com.
For more information on Rae’s first NFT series, please visit https://www.hereisrae.com/en.html.
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