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Modeling has progressed a lot in the past few decades but—unbelievable as it may sometimes be—models are still just flesh and blood.

Except for this one.

This winsome young android is Japan’s answer to America’s endless supply of cheesecake: a semi-lifelike real doll, capable of touring a runway, shuddering rhythmically, and lifting up to five tons.

Something tells us Heidi is not exactly shaking in her boots.

—R.B.

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Russell Brandom