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The YouTube Star You Didn't Realize Was In Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 has been one of the year's most hotly anticipated titles, despite multiple delays. With all the press it's gotten, it's hard to miss the fact that the game has some major star power involved, most notably in the form of Keanu Reeves as Johnny Silverhand. But it takes a lot of talent to bring a game like this one to life, and you may have missed the fact that, among the voice actors who are credited, there's one name that's more familiar to viewers as a YouTube star, streamer, and video game writer. 

Her name is Alanah Pearce, and she goes by the username Charalanahzard on social media. Originally from Australia, the L.A. resident has a day job at Santa Monica Studio, home of the God of War series. She currently has 102,000 Twitch followers and 550,000 subscribers on her YouTube page, making her a bona-fide video game celebrity. She's been streaming the game already on her pages, telling her fans in the comments of a recent Instagram post that she got early access to the title as a result of her participation in the game. 

Is that her hair in the character creator?

Charalanahzard told viewers over YouTube on Dec. 7 that her character can be found in the Nomad Lifepath but said she didn't know her character's name and had no input into the creative process.

About her participation in the modeling, she said, "They had me send some specific angles of pictures of my face, I did send them a full-body shot, fully clothed ... but otherwise it was actually a really cool process to send off that stuff and just be waiting and then get an email in my inbox one day and be like hey, here's what you look like. It was really exciting."

On Dec. 9, when she finally started streaming Cyberpunk 2077 over Twitch, she made an interesting discovery as she started customizing main character V: a hairstyle, No. 31, that closely resembled her own.

"A thought has occurred," she told her viewers. "That actually could be the hair they used when the made me in the game." Later, on Instagram, she showed a photo she sent to Team Projekt Red to prove the similarities. However, whether that's actually her hair in the character creation tool remains unconfirmed.