Popular YouTube streamer-cum-musician Lily "LilyPichu" recently made her VTubing debut. In a live stream uploaded yesterday, the 31-year-old revealed a lore video explaining the origin of her VTuber avatar followed by an entire 40-minute-long stream, where she appeared as an animated character.Basically, 'VTuber' is a portmanteau of the words "virtual" and "YouTuber." VTubers usually use a computer-generated avatar to interact with their chat.
According to the BBC, there are over 10K active VTubers within the gaming/streaming community.LilyPichu, whose avatar resembles that of a half-human-and-half-dog, revealed that her character's name is "Pomgirl." After making her first live appearance as a virtual YouTuber, she stated:With this announcement, LilyPichu has added herself to the long list of virtual YouTubers active today.
Although her avatar made its debut yesterday, this is not the first time that Lily has appeared on stream as a VTuber model.
Back in 2020, she made her first appearance as a VTuber, although her avatar had a visibly different physical appearance.Based on a 'lore video' posted by Lily, her avatar was generated after it merged with a Pomeranian dog:(Timestamp: 00:07:03)She also stated that she turned herself into a VTuber on the occasion of her birthday, which was on November 20:In the lore video, she also depicted a "tiny" Lily coming out of the sleeping Lily's mouth representing the real-life streamer.Read more on sportskeeda.com