Charlotte McKinney
McKinney at Web Summit 2018
Charlotte Ann McKinney

(1993-08-06) August 6, 1993 (age 30)[2]
  • Actress
  • model
Years active2006–present
Modeling information
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[1]
Hair colorBlonde
Eye colorBlue

Charlotte Ann McKinney (born August 6, 1993)[2] is an American model and actress who first gained attention as an Instagram personality,[3] eventually achieving wider recognition for her appearance in a Carl's Jr. commercial which aired regionally during Super Bowl XLIX in 2015.

Life and career

McKinney was born and raised in Orlando, Florida.[1] During her school years she was bullied for her dyslexia,[4] and after dropping out of high school at age 17,[3] McKinney, who describes herself as "a curvier bombshell with big boobs,"[3] pursued a modeling career but struggled to find success with an agency. Opting to rely on Instagram as a portfolio, she soon became "Insta-famous"[5] and was profiled in Esquire.[3] McKinney credits the social networking service as a factor in her subsequent success, which includes campaigns for the fashion brand Guess.[5] She signed with Wilhelmina Models.[6] She has graced the cover of numerous fashion magazines, including Jezebel,[7] Ocean Drive[8] GQ Mexico, Galore and Miami Living,[9] and appeared in editorials for Social Life, Men's Health and Vanity Fair.[10]

McKinney was the featured model in Carl's Jr.'s All Natural Burger commercial, which was released online in January 2015 and aired regionally during Super Bowl XLIX. The viral ad featured McKinney walking around a farmers' market, stating that she is "all natural" and using double entendres to imply that she is naked with strategically placed items in the market, until it reveals McKinney in a bikini eating the All Natural Burger.[11][12][13] The success of the commercial has led to McKinney being dubbed "the next Kate Upton," who also garnered national attention for appearing in a Carl's Jr. commercial during a Super Bowl.[5][14]

On February 24, 2015, McKinney was announced as one of the celebrities who would compete on season 20 of Dancing with the Stars. Her professional partner was Keoikantse Motsepe.[15] The couple was the second to be eliminated and finished in 11th place.[16]

McKinney appeared as Missy in the film Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser (2015).[17] In 2017, she appeared in the film adaptation of Baywatch and the remake of Flatliners.[18]



Year Title Role Notes
2007 The Diary of Tommy Crisp Chianti Short film
2010 Thresholds Claire Video short
2015 Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser Missy Direct-to-video
2016 The Late Bloomer Attractive Woman
2017 Mad Families Sharni Direct-to-video
Literally, Right Before Aaron Charlotte
Baywatch Julia
Flatliners Girl on Bicycle
2020 Fantasy Island Chastity
Guest House Jenny
The Argument Actor Lisa
2021 Phobias Rose
2023 Miami Bici 2 Kelly


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Doctors Jenny Nibbs Episode: "Young at Heart"
2014 Tosh.0 Herself Episode: "Dumped by Sweetheart"[19]
2015 Dancing with the Stars Herself / Contestant Eliminated in 11th place
Doctor Foster Bridewell Nurse Episode 1
2016 Lip Sync Battle Herself Episode: "Olivia Munn vs. Kevin Hart"
2017 Growth Tiffany Episode: "Hot Yoga"
2018 MacGyver Mia Episode: "Hammock + Balcony"
2019 Historical Roasts Mary Austin Episode: "Freddie Mercury"
2020 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Herself Special: "Kimmy vs the Reverend"
2021 Fast Foodies Herself Episode: "Charlotte McKinney"
2023 Laugh-Tastic with Charlotte McKinney[20] Herself
2024 Stupid Pet Tricks Herself Episode: "Animal Speed Roast"

Music videos

Year Song Artist
2015 "Punching Bag" Akillezz
"Can It Be You?" North of Mine
"Might Not" Belly featuring The Weeknd
2016 "I'm Not the One" Pete Yorn
"Body Moves" DNCE


  1. ^ a b Miller, Gregory E. (January 31, 2015). "Charlotte McKinney is the real star of the Super Bowl". New York Post. Retrieved March 4, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Charlotte McKinney". FHM. Covergirls.
  3. ^ a b c d Hyman, Dan (May 2014). "The Women We Love of Instagram: Charlotte McKinney". Esquire. Retrieved March 4, 2015.
  4. ^ "Carl's Jr. Model Charlotte McKinney Opens Up About Being Bullied". ABC News. February 4, 2015.
  5. ^ a b c Falzone, Diana. "Charlotte McKinney: Guess model respects Kate Upton's career, feels bad about nude photo hack". Fox News. Retrieved March 4, 2015.
  6. ^ Boedeker, Hal (February 24, 2015). "'Dancing': Orlando's Charlotte McKinney to compete". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved March 4, 2015.
  7. ^ Tortolani, Patricia. "Unfiltered: Model And Actress Charlotte McKinney Gets Real With JEZEBEL". Jezebel Magazine. Archived from the original on October 29, 2020.
  8. ^ Shapiro, Jared. "Charlotte McKinney On Her Carl's Jr. Commercial, How She Feels About Plastic Surgery & What She Wants To Do Next". Ocean Drive. Archived from the original on January 29, 2017.
  9. ^ "Miami Living Magazine – Charlotte McKinney". Retrieved June 20, 2021.
  10. ^ "Charlotte McKinney – Model". Retrieved July 3, 2021.
  11. ^ Racy Super Bowl ad draws controversy Archived August 30, 2017, at the Wayback Machine WTNH (January 22, 2015)
  12. ^ NEWS/ Carl's Jr.'s New Super Bowl Commercial Featuring a Naked Model May Be Too Hot for TV! Watch Now E! (January 22, 2015)
  13. ^ Charlotte McKinney's Dad 'Friggin' Loved' Her Carl's Jr. Super Bowl Commercial People (January 29, 2015)
  14. ^ "50 hottest photos of Charlotte Mckinney". Archived from the original on March 22, 2016. Retrieved March 15, 2016.
  15. ^ Keveney, Bill. "Who's on 'Dancing's' 20th season?". USA Today. Retrieved February 25, 2015.
  16. ^ "Dancing with the Stars 2015 Results Tonight March 30: DWTS Eliminates Charlotte McKinney". lalate news. March 30, 2015. Retrieved March 30, 2015.
  17. ^ Macatee, Rebecca (December 10, 2014). "Is This Jessica Simpson's Twin? Look-Alike Blonde Flaunts Cleavage on Joe Dirt 2 Set!". E! Online News. Retrieved March 4, 2015.
  18. ^ Anita Busch (July 13, 2016). "Supermodel Charlotte McKinney Supercharges 'Flatliners'". Deadline.
  19. ^ "Web Redemption – Dumped by Sweetheart". Comedy Central. Archived from the original on May 7, 2020. Retrieved May 10, 2020.
  20. ^ "Charlotte McKinney hosts new comedy series 'Laugh-Tastic with Charlotte McKinney'". KTLA. November 21, 2023. Retrieved February 29, 2024.

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