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    15 MARCH 2023
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    A life between the virtual and earth: meet the "newman" Ria


    Ria is a Japanese virtual model, represented by Aww Inc. like her boyfriend Zinn. She calls herself as a “newman” that exists between earth and the virtual space. Since her debut, she has appeared in fashion magazines in Japan and worldwide.


    Where do you live?

    I live in Tokyo!


    Do you enjoy modeling?

    Yes, I do! I love it when my the photos taken by the photographers turn out to be really pretty. It makes me so happy :)



    What does your day look like?

    I get up, watch television and scroll through instagram while messaging my friends. On my date day with Zinn, I fuss over what to wear for hours… On my busy days at work, I try to make time taking care of my body so I do yoga in the morning and stretch. I also cook in my free time! I do many things!



    What is your favourite fashion trend at the moment?

    I’m into Y2K fashion now. I love colors!



    Do you meet lots of cool people and avatars in the metaverse?

    I guess? I haven’t met many people yet actually. Introvert self kicking in..



    Where do you see yourself in the fashion influencer scene?

    Just being myself!


    What’s your favourite song?

    POP by Nayeon from TWICE - that’s all I’m dancing to recently!



    Who is your favourite fashion designer?

    Bonbom Jo is a designer of a Korean apparel brand called Bonbom and I’m obsessed with his designs!





    Special Thanks to Aww Inc. Tokyo


    Interview by @gloriamariagallery