When Carl’s Jr. put model Kate Upton in an insanely popular TV ad for its burgers three years ago, it was hard to imagine they could ever find a hotter, blonder bombshell.
But meet Charlotte McKinney—actually, you probably already have. She bounced, seemingly naked, in slo-mo through a farmers’ market in her Carl’s Jr. ad, which ran during the 2015 Super Bowl, then nabbed 11.4 million YouTube views (more than double Upton’s).
McKinney’s actually a little tired of the Upton comparisons. “I admire her so much, but I’m not the next Kate Upton,” insists the 22-year-old, who says she’s inspired by earlier sex symbols. “I’d always tell my mom, ‘I want to be famous like Claudia Schiffer or Brigitte Bardot.” Like Schiffer, she’s starred in Guess jeans campaigns and is signed with world-class modeling agency Wilhelmina.
Recently, her fame landed her a spot on Dancing with the Stars, where her chest had to be taped down for rehearsals. (The jive is a lively dance.) Sadly, she was the second person voted off.
The “curvier bomb-shell with boobs,” as she describes herself, admits her hobby is basically, well, staying hot. “I’m really into fitness,” she says, “so my hobbies are yoga, Pilates, and working out.”
Gotta love a girl with ambition.