Samantha Hoopes is sexy and she knows it. In an interview with FOX411, the 24-year-old Penn State grad, who’s done modeling for Elite LA, Guess, and Sports Illustrated, discussed her recent starring role in an over-the-top America-themed commercial for Carl’s Jr.

Hoopes understands her status as sex symbol, but the model doesn’t think of herself as one. She just appreciates the people and perks of a job she enjoys. And while she ultimately wants to be seen as more than a pretty face, Hoopes is pretty damn sick of people laying down judgment on poised, sexual females.

“Sex is amazing,” says Hoopes. ”Sex sells and I love being a sexy woman. I think it’s powerful. I think it’s the most powerful thing you can have and it’s sad that women look down on girls who have confidence and all of that. Sometimes I have haters who are like, ‘Oh my God, put your boobs away!’ I’m a woman, so why not?”

Celebrate this woman!