Does this mean we can't edit our online character's appearance?
The fourth GTA Online player is fresh off a plane in Los Santos, character creation involves choosing your mum, dad and grandparents and you're given a character. Then players then choose a lifestyle, make choices about the things the character does (partying, couch potato, criminal, athletics nut).
Starting skills are based on the chosen lifestyles, but can be upgraded, as can the look of the character. (I assume they're talking about clothing etc. here?)