Bella Hadid’s NFT collection joins metaverse
With the debut of CY-B3LLA, American supermodel Bella Hadid has moved from the catwalk into the metaverse. This collection of Non-Fungible Tokens features artwork that is based on 3D scans of her face and body.
After becoming obsessed with video games during the COVID-19 lockdown, Hadid, who is 25 years old, told Reuters in an interview that she gave from New York that she was intrigued by shared virtual world environments and that she wanted to make “cool versions” of herself. Reuters conducted the interview.
Earlier, she stated on her Instagram account that she had established the NFTs to “promote travel, community, growth, fantasy, and human relationships.” This statement was made in reference to the NFTs.
NFTs are a type of digital asset that may be found on blockchain, which is a distributed ledger that records transactions carried out over a network of computers. NFTs allow for the purchase and sale of any and all types of digital assets, including still photographs, moving images, music, and text.
Hadid stated that the procedure was “very enjoyable,” and that the final outputs actually do contain her “precise facial expressions.” Hadid mentioned this about the process.
Her collection comprises 11,111 NFTs, all of which were produced through a joint effort with the NFT minting platform known as reBASE.
The CY-B3LLA NFTs drew creative influence from 10 different countries, with contributions from artists living in those countries.
“It was incredibly interesting to see what type of version of me their brain came up with…”
“There are a lot of various interpretations of myself that you could make, but none of them are ones that I could ever come up with on my own,” she added.
Between now and September, the locations and supporting digital assets are going to be disclosed, with the first batch displaying photographs of a robotic-style Hadid that was influenced by Japan.
Each NFT also functions as a passport to a worldwide community, allowing its possessor access to genuine events that were attended by Hadid and granting them the ability to unlock rewards.
The time at which these NFTs will be available for purchase has not yet been disclosed; however, purchasers who are interested can register online.
“It’s so great to see that people truly, like, want to be part,” Hadid added. “It’s really exciting to see that.”
“Every time I release something, it feels like a birthday celebration, as if no one is going to show up,” the speaker said. “And so it’s been very good to see people actually…kind of tuning in and comprehending what’s going on.”