Charlotte Ann McKinney (born August 6, 1993) is an American actress and model who first gained attention as an Instagram personality, eventually achieving wider recognition for her appearance in a Carl’s Jr. commercial which aired regionally during Super Bowl XLIX in 2015.
McKinney was born and raised in Orlando, Florida. Her mother is Canadian. She has an older sister named Garland. She has dyslexia, and says she was the target of bullying as a result of her physical development during puberty. She attended William R. Boone High School in Orlando but dropped out.
After dropping out of high school at age 17, McKinney, who describes herself as “a curvier bombshell with extremely big boobs,” 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” and was profiled in Esquire. McKinney credits the social networking service as a factor in her subsequent success, which includes campaigns for the fashion brand Guess. She signed with Wilhelmina Models.