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Sedona Legge is a 5-foot-9 model with brown hair and blue eyes. She wears a size nine shoe. She has a 22-inch waist. And lately, she’s everywhere: on the cover of Los Angeles magazine, sitting next to Snoop Dogg in Gucci’s Love Parade ad campaign back in February. And as of this week, luxury brands will have the opportunity to choose whether they want to work with the real Legge or her photorealistic avatar.

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Screenshot from Instagram

Almost as soon as it was announced, L.A.-based Capitol Records ended its partnership with FN Meka creator Factory New.

Meka is a virtual rapper that has racked up more than 220,000 Instagram followers and over 10 million followers on its TikTok. His social accounts features music and occasional depictions of police brutality and posts CGI videos highlighting a fictional lifestyle that includes private jets and absurdly tricked-out luxury cars.

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Photo courtesy of Invisible Universe

Invisible Universe, a self-described “Pixar of the internet,” has raised $12 million in Series A funding to build out its animated franchises.

Seven Seven Six, the venture capital firm of Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, led the fundraising round. Cosmic Venture Partners, Dapper Labs and Spencer Rascoff’s 75 & Sunny participated in the raise, too. (Disclosure: Rascoff is co-founder and executive chairman of dot.LA.)

L.A.-based Invisible Universe partners with high-profile celebrities to create original animated characters that live on social media. Examples include Squeaky & Roy—the apparent long-lost toys of TikTok stars Charli and Dixie D’Amelio—as well as Qai Qai, a living doll that belongs to tennis legend Serena Williams’ daughter (Williams is married to Ohanian).

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