From a model no one would hire to starring in a movie alongside Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Zac Efron. That’s the journey Charlotte McKinney will complete when ‘Baywatch‘ hits theaters in 2017. And a good chunk of the credit goes to her scorching hot Instagram account.
McKinney struggled to find success in the modeling industry after dropping out of high school at age 17. After failing to catch on with a major agency, she turned to social media, posting photos of herself to try and attract attention. She soon became “Insta-famous” on Instagram and received a profile in Esquire, which then led to a campaign with Guess and a contract with Wilhelmina Models.
McKinney had her breakout moment when she was cast as the featured model in a Carl’s Jr. commercial that aired during Super Bowl XLIX. The spot, which featured McKinney referring to the fact that she is “all natural” just like the chain’s new burger, went viral and soon people were comparing her to a more famous blonde bombshell, Kate Upton.
Prior to being tapped for ‘Baywatch’ in April, McKinney appeared on Season 20 of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ and had a small role in ‘Joe Dirt 2’.
Here are 30 of the hottest photos from Charlotte McKinney’s Instagram, some of which may have helped her get to where she is today.