Ped is not being selected

im using the base qbcore for this btw. i added a ped and the server boots up fine but when i try to choose the ped in the character creator ped menu (it shows up) i cannot select it… it doesn’t crash the server nor do i see any errors. i can really use help

what ive done so far is
checked the ped.meta to make sure it was streamed
checked the fxmanifest.lua
checked all the files to make sure they are named correctly

made sure the ped was allowed
rebooted the server