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Nicole: Live and Loud
Our premier cosplay model Nicole returns to arkadymac.com, so please join us in welcoming her back. Taking some time off from her busy schedule as an endorser for Red Fox Technologies and community manager for Mundo Ko, Game Ko, she delightfully poses for our cameras again as Sonika, a Vocaloid from Zero-G Ltd. Photography and editing by BryMac.
Sonika is a Vocaloid, a character that personifies a voice synthesizing application made by Japanese company Yamaha. Starting out as synthesized human vocals to make songs, Vocaloids have become a pop culture phenomenon over the world, with characters from different developers singing in Japanese, English, Spanish, Korean and Chinese, with their own albums, games, videos, even “live” concerts.
When asked what is it about Sonika that she likes, Nicole says she likes Sonika’s colorful appearance, with her vivid neon green hair and the bright sunny yellow theme on her costume. She says Sonika is alluring and attractive. In Hindi, Sonika means “Golden Beauty,” and her radiance makes her such an appealing character to portray. Sonika’s voice is soft, cool, and innocent with her British accent, a voice that Nicole has come to admire and relate to.
Asked why she chose Sonika in particular to cosplay, she tells us that this vocaloid isn’t as popular yet as some others among fans, but, just like Sonika, she hopes that she too will become better known through effort in the future, something Nicole can very much relate to.
Nicole likes music a lot and likes to sing as well. She admits that her voice isn’t as melodious as she hopes it could be, but she enjoys singing nevertheless. Sonika, like most vocaloids, are virtual performers: adorable, captivating, radiant, pleasing, and glamorous characters with of course their enchanting voices, and Nicole hopes that one day she can also be up on stage to give a performance as Sonika, even if it may just be lip sync, because she earnestly wants to feel how it must be like to be in front of an audience.
As for cosplaying, Nicole says that it still gets her excited. She is continually amazed with the great cosplayers that she meets with their amazing creations, and she aspires to be like them. She says cosplaying is an exciting world with endless possibilities.
Nicole has learned a lot from cosplaying. She says she has become more confident about herself, something she had some trouble with in the past. She has since learned to face and meet different kinds of people, and she has since found new friends who share her fascination and passion for cosplaying. She says she continues to learn and discover more things each day, and that she has had no regrets at all.
For one so young, Nicole is faced with many challenges at the moment, but she now has the determination and the courage to face them, and has come to appreciate the support she has received from everyone. Nicole would like to thank her many new friends who have helped her and gave her much encouragement. She says her world has become bigger and more colorful now thanks to them.
She most definitely appreciates her family, who has guided and supported her all the way. She thanks all those people who have encouraged her, and hopes that they will continue to support her whether she is in cosplay or not.
With all your support, Nicole looks forward to more exciting things in the future, so she hopes you’ll keep watching out or her.
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