Oct 31

caLLie cLine Makes Maxim Top 100

Category: Brands, Business, Marketing, RL Meets SL by Stone Culdesac

Callie ClineWhy is this a big deal? caLLie cLine is a Second Life avatar from this blog, ~•~ mOtoRaTi giRLz ~•~.
Damn, I just noticed they posted the Hot 100 in May, where have I been?

Are the guys at Maxim hitting some of the good stuff, have they lost their minds? I’ll admit that’s one good looking avatar, but anyone who picks an avatar over Kim Kardashian is just crazy or in need of new eyewear. Seriously, it’s not just me is it? Here’s what it says about her on her page.

95. Second Life Girl
Second Life—a 3-D virtual world that’s imagined, created, and owned by its online residents—was launched in 2003 and now boasts nearly five million inhabitants around the globe. Never taken part in the nerd fest? Isn’t she reason enough? 95. Second Life Girl

They didn’t even give her whole name, just Second Life girl. Why would they pick a Second Life avatar as number 95 of the Hot 100? It wouldn’t have anything to do with advertising, now would it? Her blog, ~•~ mOtoRaTi giRLz ~•~, has the tagline “tearing up Pontiac’s motorati island with fun & flair!”, you see that, it’s Pontiac’s island. If you visit the MotoratiLife website, you’ll see a button that says Maxim, 2nd Life Style, a button for caLLie cLine and some others, including one that says Land a Palooza, apply for land, but I will get to that one later.

I’m just a regular girl who loves to create, imagine, encourage & dream… I love people and equally enjoy my privacy and quiet times. I think every person has something very special to offer, and I’ve been very fortunate to meet some amazing people in my life who have shared their amazing gifts, talents and stories… Source: Blogger profile

So, the question is, did Maxim put her in to get featured on their website, as some sort of cross advertising thing? She says she was born in 2005, but it makes me wonder if Pontiac had her redone, if she did her avatar herself, or maybe even Pontiac bought her avatar and have guys running it now, just saying. All I know is, I just lost a LOT of respect for anything at Maxim, I love Second Life, I think it could be big part of a lot of people’s future, but, I’ll take a real life girl over a hot avatar any day. As for the promotion, it worked, I actually visited Motorati Island the other day, but it was real late and nothing was going on, but now I think a deeper inspection of the Island and caLLie is called for. If she is any good at racing, she may be the perfect Second Life Girl.

Oh, and the apply for land button, it looks like Pontiac is giving away land to avatars with good ideas, so if you have a great idea, you may be able to get some land to start something car related in Second Life.

Become a partner with Pontiac and create a thriving island of car culture!

Car culture is so embedded in our society that the themes used by builders can come from every nook and cranny of the real world…

From screaming engines redlining across cracked asphalt to rock-a-billy babes dipping french fries in a drive up diner.

From science geeks blasting rocket cars across the desert hardpan to shade tree mechanics changing the oil on their prized muscle car.

From battle hardened mechs gearing up for battle across an apocalyptic plain to Shriners on go-karts cruising down Main Street.

Let your imagination run wild and then click on the link below to fill out a submission. Consider us insane landlords with a taste for fast cars and big ideas.

It’s your chance, whatcha gonna do?

Apply Now

Note: Due to the amazing amount of interest and submissions for our project we’re almost at capacity with our island. If you have a great idea we’re still interested in it but be aware that there might be a delay in land grants on Motorati for the immediate future. Source: Land-A-Palooza

Here is a promotional video featuring caLLie cLine.

The Motorati website has some other interesting links, like the Car Builds, the Drift or Die Zombie Smash and the Maxim section has links to pick up hot chicks, links to some hot spots and a create the ultimate bachelor pad tutorial.

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6 Comments so far

  1. [...] caLLie cLine Makes Maxim Top 100 Why is this a big deal? caLLie cLine is a Second Life avatar from this blog, ~•~ mOtoRaTi giRLz ~•~. Damn, I just noticed they posted the Hot 100 in May, where have I been? [...]

  2. callie cline February 21st, 2008 2:26 am

    hey! i just found this article, again… just wanted to let you know a few things…

    i was born in 2005, i did make my own avi… no pontiac didn’t redo it, i ran it then, run it now…

    i applied for the land pontiac was offering way back then and my proposal was motorati girls… so that was a nice opportunity.

    just yesterday i was thinking about how my avatar was chosen to be in maxim, and it totally blew me away. i mean, here’s a magazine that puts and annual list together of the most beautiful women in their words “film, tv, print & the internet” and they somehow picked my avatar?

    that’s pretty weird. i still try to put my mind around it. however as the virtual worlds continue to grow and become more of a norm for everyday life, i think their inclusion of an avatar is a way to acknowledge the power that virtual worlds are gaining in our lives.

    someone said on another blog, yeah, she’s not real, but after all the retouching, make up, hours of photo shop work on the other 99, how REAL are they???

    not a perfect analogy by any means, but i do get it.

    anyway, it was a once in a lifetime (i’d guess) opportunity and i really couldn’t be happier it happened to me!

    thanks for the write up.

    caLLie cLine

  3. Stone Culdesac February 21st, 2008 7:21 am

    Thanks for stopping by, no offense was meant or intended, I am just pessimistic by nature, especially when big business is involved. ;)

  4. Skeptical April 4th, 2008 7:36 am

    Snores… Callie is so full of herself. I mean, geez, she’s a cartoon/avatar in Second Life! The guys in Maxim *must* have been smoking the good stuff. The only thing they’ve gotten right is that Sarah Jessica Parker thing.

    Callie’s probably Prokofy Neva in disguise.

  5. callie cline July 10th, 2008 7:08 am

    lol… *yawn* i’m so NOT prokofy neva… lol… and who knows what they guys are maxim were smoking??? i’m just still happy i got to be in it… wouldn’t you be??? even if you were prokofy in disguise??? i mean who wouldn’t wanna see something they made in print??? in a world known mag???

    i used to be sorta ashamed of it, but when i saw oprah and drew barrymore being excited about being in vogue, i thought heck why not be excited, even if they were smoking something.. hell… kelly rippa was in there too and i love her!!!

    anyway… *yawns* back to bed.

  6. Mika August 17th, 2008 6:59 pm

    @ Callie - You have a damn right to be happy gurl!!! :D it’s an honor and you deserve it, so yes, be happy!! listening to these skeptics, they’re just jealous.

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