You may recognize Charlotte McKinney from the Carl’s Jr. commercial during this year’s Super Bowl where the model struts through a farmers’ market to the absolute stupefaction of male food vendors. Or maybe you recognize her from your own teenage fantasies when you mentally assembled what a perfect woman would look like in your young hopeful fevers.
But the breakout babe and smash hit of Instagram wants to be known for more than being “the next Kate Upton.”
In a recent interview with Galore, the 21-year-old says, “I’m over the comparison to Kate Upton. I respect her and all the work she’s done, but it gets kind of frustrating when that’s the only kind of conversation people are able to have about my own work.”
McKinney agrees she’s a bombshell, sure, but her definition goes deeper, explaining, “A bombshell is a girl who can walk in a room, and just has such a lively energy that people can connect to. It’s about more than your looks. It’s about your confidence and the way you command a room.”
Like McKinney herself, Galore’s photoshoot is beautiful and captivating.