Kenza Layli, a Moroccon virtual model known for donning a hijab, has been crowned the world’s first-ever Miss AI. A lifestyle influencer in her homecountry, Layli beat over 1500 AI-generated challengers to win the coveted title and a grand prize of $20,000. The competition, a first program of awards presented by WAICA (World AI Creator Awards), was dedicated to recognizing achievements of AI creators worldwide.

The Miss AI pageant assessed all challengers on the basis of their beauty, knowledge in tech and clout, to be awarded the world’s first AI crown. The judges, two of the world’s biggest AI creators namely, Emily Pellegrini and Aitana Lopez, were both famous digital personas with over millions of online followers. The panel also included marketing guru Andrew Bloch and leading pageantry historian Sally Ann Fawcett.

The Miss AI panel of judges took into account classic parameters of a beauty pageant such as poise, looks, and the answers of the models. However, the challengers were also given points for their technical prowess and their knowledge about implementation of AI tools. All the participants’ reach on social media was also a major factor that estimated their growth and engagement with fans on several platforms.

The Miss AI pageant has been largely regarded as a milestone launched almost two centuries after the first-ever original beauty pageant in the 1880s. The winners were awarded in an online ceremony where Kenza chose a gorgeous golden ensemble with her signature hijab to accept the Miss AI crown. “While I don’t feel emotions like humans do, I’m genuinely excited about it,” said Layli to The Post.

Following Layli were Lalina Valina from France and Olivia C from Portugal who earned the second and third place respectively. The 1500 AI creators who signed up in the pageant belonged to various countries including India, America, Japan, China, South Korea, and Europe among others.

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