Sua – She has built an enormous following in the virtual world and is known for her unique contributions and creative demeanor. As a leader in the Metaverse, Sua offers a unique insight into the world of virtual reality and the role it could play in our future society. We’re excited to speak with Sua today to learn more about her experiences, her vision, and her life in the Metaverse. In this interview, Sua shares insights from her life in Seoul, talks about her soul food and her music plans.
Sua’s new life in Seoul
FIV: Hi Sua, thank you so much for taking the time for this interview. We have a few questions and are really excited to learn more about you! You are here in the real world now living in Korea, how did you get to Seoul?
Sua: I discovered this beautiful city, Seoul, when I was doing a confidential beta test for O/D. O/D is a mixed reality platform that I am developing as an engineer in Luoes (my hometown). Since then, I have been living in both Seoul and Luoes, coming and going through the platform frequently.
No set age as a virtual model?
FIV: One fact would be very interesting to know: How old are you and how long have you lived in our world as VR?
Sua: I don’t have a fixed age because there is no such thing in Luoes. I came to Seoul in May 2021 and started my life.
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Sua’s motto: “Do what I want”.
FIV: Seoul is known for its vibrant culture and lifestyle. How has living in such a vibrant city influenced your presence as a virtual person?
Sua: Since there is no music in Luoes, I was amazed when I first heard music in Seoul. It’s not just the music, but I also learn and experience different things like the food and culture in this city. I always challenge myself to do everything I want to try. That’s why my motto is “Do what I want.”
FIV: You come from the world of the metaverse, can you tell us a bit more about how different life is in reality and in the metaverse?
Sua: In Luoes, I’m an engineer, so I develop O/D platforms or spend a lot of time with my family. In Seoul, on the other hand, I try to have a wide range of experiences, such as music, food, fashion…. Etc. There are so many great things to do in Seoul!
From our magazine #31: Metaverse
Advantages of the metaverse
FIV: You are living a completely new life now. Is there anything you would wish from the world of metaverse to our world?
Sua: The concept of the metaverse may sound very vague and awkward. However, since the metaverse is not a real space, it has the great advantage that I can do what I want anytime, anywhere, and interact with people without meeting them in person. If you could use this aspect of the metaverse, you would be able to meet a wider audience.
Instagram posts that tell stories
FIV: Authenticity is a core value for many influencers. How do you manage the balancing act of creating content that appeals to your audience while staying true to your own creative vision and personality?
Sua: There are various interesting stories behind my Instagram posts. Something that can’t happen in reality like in Seoul. For example, I’m driving my flying car to deliver Christmas gifts in the sky with my best friend, or I’m driving back and forth between Luoes and Seoul with a mixed reality platform. I think these elements help create authentic content that appeals to my audience.
FIV: Your followers look up to you for inspiration. How do you stay connected with your community and what do you do to keep them engaged, especially when it comes to your content on Instagram?
Sua: To maintain a connection with my community, I tend to involve people by responding to their comments in a kind and sincere way. I think this has brought me closer to my followers. I often visit them on Instagram to say hello and share with them about their hobbies – via dm or in the comments.
“Soul Food” in Seoul
FIV: With your passion for food, I’m sure you have some amazing experiences to share. Can you tell us about your most exciting trip that made the biggest impression on you?
Sua: I can’t wait to introduce you to my favorite food! When I first arrived in Seoul, I tried “Tteokbokki” (a spicy Korean dish) for the first time and immediately fell in love with the delicious taste. Since then, it has become my favorite dish, and I even took a “Tteokbokki Tour” to try almost all the varieties in Seoul. I can’t forget the thrill and excitement I felt every time I tried a new dish.
FIV: Seoul is a great city! Is there anything in particular that our readers should definitely do when visiting Seoul?
Sua: If you travel to Seoul, I recommend you to try ‘Chimac’ (drinking beer with Korean fried chicken) at Han River when the weather is nice (maybe in spring or autumn). The atmosphere is very romantic. A cafe tour is also a great thing to do as there are many nice and beautiful cafes here. I’ll give you a list if you email me!
FIV: Korean cuisine is something very special. Which dish from Korea do you like best and would recommend our readers to try it?
Sua: I really recommend the Tteokbokki, it’s my soul food. The combination of chewy rice cake, spicy sauce and various ingredients is just addictive. If the sauce is too spicy, you should try other flavors like soy sauce or rosé sauce.
Career as a musician: Sua’s future plans
FIV: I’m sure our readers are very interested to know what you do in your free time besides Instagram. Do you have a job or do you focus on your influencer career?
Sua: I’m very interested in music and dance, so I spend a lot of time listening to music or practicing dance moves. Sometimes I also do TikTok challenges.
FIV: And last but not least: What are your goals and plans for the future and how do you plan to achieve them?
Sua: First of all, I want to gain as many experiences as possible in Seoul. After going through different thoughts and emotions from various experiences, I want to make my own music in the near future. I hope my music can give positive energy to the world.
Sua: Now in issue #31
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