The internet can't decide if this is a real person or not

Many users can't decide if this is a real human or computer-generated art. Photo / @lilmiquela
Many users can't decide if this is a real human or computer-generated art. Photo / @lilmiquela

Meet @LilMiquela, the woman everybody on Instagram is asking questions about.

With an eerily symmetrical face, unique features and the smoothest of airbrushing tools, nobody seems to be able to figure out whether she's a real person or not.

Many of her 68,000 followers keep asking the same question: "Are you real?" Others have taken it even further, asking "Are you a Sim?"

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A photo posted by *~ MIQUELA ~* (@lilmiquela) on


But a number of other people believe she's definitely a real person, and must be a graphic designer who edits her photos to give that semi-animated effect.

The account user obviously edits the photos; nobody is disputing that.

The real question is just whether or not the photos are a digitally-altered human, or have been designed entirely within a machine.

The fact that she doesn't give away any information about her personal life only adds to the intrigue.

When the party is too lit so you hide in the bathroom

A photo posted by *~ MIQUELA ~* (@lilmiquela) on


As you can see, the majority of her photos are self-portraits (with a few random memes thrown in for good measure).

Her bio only features two links: one to her Twitter page, which has a significantly smaller following of just more than 700 followers, and a link to Planned Parenthood's donations page.

Some people think she's just trolling everybody.

A photo posted by *~ MIQUELA ~* (@lilmiquela) on


Perhaps it's some sort of hidden but elaborate, super-edgy commentary on how EVERYTHING IS FAKE and NOTHING YOU SEE ON SOCIAL MEDIA IS REAL, etc, etc. You know the drill.

But real or fake, one thing is for certain: her photos are pretty damn amazing.

- news.com.au

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