Miley Cyrus, John Oliver, Kat Dennings, Lena Dunham, Jena Malone and John Mayer are among the celebs who have recently developed a fascination bordering on love for a new, free app from the App Store called My Idol. It is currently only available for the iPhone, and it is in Chinese; but, that has not prevented the app from becoming one of the most popular and fun ones available.
Just what is the enjoyment that celebs like Miley Cyrus and the public get from the My Idol app that has made it so popular? Creating humorous-looking 3-D avatars is a pleasure, in itself, to some people; and, it is funny to watch the avatars of celebs, co-workers, and even pets, for example, dressed up in costumes like the panda one that John Oliver created, singing karaoke, pole dancing, playing the guitar, or something more mundane, like eating a shank of ham.
One of the drawbacks of the My Idol app that Miley Cyrus, John Oliver, Kat Dennings and other celebs have fallen in love with is that the app is primarily in Chinese. However, a knowledge of Chinese is not necessary to navigate using the app, as most Americans do not speak the language, though it certainly would be a help to know Chinese.
The songs that come with the My Idol app are in Chinese, but it is possible to use whatever songs appeal to individual users. Miley Cyrus, for example, chose to have her avatar pole dance to the song Truffle Butter by Nicki Minaj. She posted the clip of her avatar’s performance to her Instagram account. Of course, seeing one’s likeness singing or pole dancing to a song sung in Chinese can be appealing, in itself, even if a user does not know what the song is actually about.
Something that might have helped Miley Cyrus in creating her app is that there is a guide that the My Idol app developers have created for non-Chinese users. Also, there is the good news, for fans of the app, that an English version will be available in the near future.
Some attempts at creating the “perfect” avatar have met with greater success than others. The one that Miley Cyrus created looks pretty much like herself; but, Kat Dennings captioned her video, depicting herself dressed in a horned onesie and pole dancing, with the words “This is a nightmare.” Also, many people have compared how Lena Dunham’s avatar looks to Damien from the movie, The Omen.
The My Idol app is fun, free, and an entertaining way to visualize a comical version of oneself or others engaging in unusual behavior and wearing outlandish costumes. John Mayer seems to have had a great time creating an avatar of himself, despite the fact that he did not come up with the idea. He wrote at his Instagram account, where he posted his version of himself, that he did not “need to be a snowflake all the time.”
Miley Cyrus and Kat Dennings are among the many celebs who are loving the My Idol app and enjoying creating (relatively) lifelike avatars of themselves. The free My Idol app, available at the Apps Store, can be addictive, and it is a trending app with the general public, as well. It allows users to do things like change their hairstyle, skin color, and clothing, create multiple apps, and even to dance to songs like Sexyback or Suit & Tie by Justin Timberlake. With a handy guide already available for people who do not speak English, why wait for the English version? Check out the My Idol app, today!
Written By Douglas Cobb