Charlotte McKinney and Carl's Jr
Now signed with Wilhelmina modeling, Charlotte McKinney quit school when she was just 17 years old. It was her goal to become a successful fashion model rather than completing her education. While she was struggling to get modeling agencies to notice her, she used her Instagram account as a portfolio of sorts. After garnering much attention through the social media site, she landed a profile in Esquire Magazine.
Once she signed her modeling contract, Charlotte began to appear in campaigns for brands such as Guess. In 2015 she appeared in a commercial for the All Natural Burger from Carl's Jr. Viewers saw the commercial during the XLIX Super Bowl. After the commercial began airing, Charlotte was declared the “next Kate Upton,” though she has stated that she would prefer not to be compared to the legendary model.
Charlotte McKinney in Dancing with the Stars
The attention she got from the Carl's Jr commercial led to her being booked for the Spring 2015 season of Dancing With the Stars. There was reportedly tension for Charlotte during a dance rehearsal as she discovered that people were criticizing her on the Internet. Though she was eliminated early in the competition, the exposure she got from being on the show led to her beginning an acting career. She appeared in the sequel to the movie Joe Dirt. Two years later she went on to appear in the Flatliners remake as well as the Baywatch movie. In addition, she appeared in the music video for “Body Moves.”
Charlotte has admitted she is not a high fashion model and has no intention of ever doing runway shows. She calls herself curvy and well endowed, an assessment that many people throughout the country seem to agree with.
In 2015 it was rumored that Charlotte was dating Scott Eastwood, son of the legendary Clint Eastwood. The two were spotted making out in Malibu, fueling the rumors of their romantic relationship. They were also seen frolicking in the waves. The action between Charlotte and Scott allegedly happened weeks after she and boyfriend Stephen Dorff broke up.
Charlotte McKinney Net Worth
Having credited Instagram with jump starting her modeling career, Charlotte can be found on the site @charlottemckinney, where she currently has 1.3 million followers. She can be found on Twitter @Char_mck, where she has 148,000 followers. Her Facebook page can be found @thecharlottemckinney, 431,882 followers.
Though she is a high school dropout, most likely due to her dyslexia and the bullying she endured, Charlotte has gone on to find success in an industry that is difficult to break into. She took a free Instagram account and used it to ultimately land herself a commercial and various modeling gigs.In that respect she can be a role model for other young women following their dreams. Charlotte is living proof that even if someone isn't book smart, they can make it in the world. Her modeling career is just getting started and only time will be able to tell what the future holds for her.
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