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21 Questions With… Model and Actress Charlotte McKinney

Model and actress Charlotte McKinney dropped out of high school at 17 to move to Miami and pursue modeling. The risk paid off. Today the 25-year-old has nearly 1.5 million followers on Instagram, a Carl’s Jr. commercial spot that aired during the Super Bowl, a Guess campaign alongside Joe Jonas, movie credits like Baywatch and a new lingerie collection, Charlotte McKinney x Wolf & Whistle, under her belt. She loves fitness and embraces her curves, but admits that she struggles with new challenges daily just like the rest of us. The blonde bombshell answers our quickfire questions about what she would do with one extra hour in the day, her next career goal, the guilty pleasure she can’t deny and more.

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  1. The first thing I do in the morning is… hydrate with a bottle of water and wash my face.
  2. The last thing I googled was… what nightshade vegetables are all about.
  3. If my days had one extra hour… I’d force myself to learn how to meditate.
  4. The best beauty advice I ever received was… stay out of the sun and leave the tanning to the bottle.
  5. My desert island beauty product is… sunscreen.
  6. What people don’t realize about the modeling industry is… the effects it has on your overall health. Traveling and the long hours can be really exhausting on your body, mentally and physically, but also on your relationships.
  7. When I’m stressed… I take a hot yoga class.
  8. When my self-confidence has taken a hit… I talk to my sister and my mom.
  9. My guilty pleasure is… vegan ice cream.
  10. When someone calls me “Insta-famous,” I think… that I really don’t like that phrase or association with it. I know how hard I’ve worked to get where I am, even at a young age when there was no Instagram. 
  11. When it comes to working out… staying consistent is key, scheduling-wise. But I love to mix up my workouts.
  12. One of my most challenging moments was… I’m still dealing with a lot of different challenges daily. 
  13. The Carl’s Jr. commercial came about… when they saw a video interview. I guess they liked what they saw.
  14. My most memorable travel experience was… anything with my family back when I was a kid.
  15. I’m dying to splurge on… Gianvito Rossi black or red leather boots.
  16. The lingerie collaboration is important to me because… with my shape, feeling good and confident is key — that’s why I’m excited for the collaboration with Wolf & Whistle … it’s for all my girls out there!
  17. My favorite place to shop is… Forward by Elyse Walker.
  18. The best advice I can give women feeling insecure about their bodies is… know and dress for your body type.
  19. My most treasured possessions are… photos in my house. We all have lots of phone pictures but I treasure the printed ones.
  20. My biggest fashion regret is… wearing outfits I was never comfortable in but was pressured into wearing.
  21. One career achievement I’m still dying to achieve is… a major blockbuster film lead role.

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