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Top Model Charlotte McKinney Talks Diet/Fitness/Beauty

The Skinny Confidential talks models, diet, and fitness.charlotte mikinney

Ok. I get it.

Charlotte McKinney is absolutely beautiful.

I mean, it’s pretty freaking obvious right?!


She’s one smart cookie too. The babe totally ‘gets it.’

First off, she’s a sunscreen psycho ( like me ; ) )— rad considering she lives in Miami where many people are sun worshipers. ANDDDDD she loves sleep. Like, love, loves sleep.

Sleep is for sure my number one beauty tip…& Charlotte agrees. Read on for more because I’m sure you’ll this hot dime’s tips:

| Tell us about yourself!! You’re gorge! |

Charlotte McKinney: Hi everyone, I’m Charlotte, a twenty one year old Florida girl, born & raised!

I’m currently living in Miami where I pursue my modeling career. I love to travel, whether it being for work or pleasure, but am always practicing a healthy/active lifestyle by choosing healthy food options on the go and finding time to get my work outs in. I’m a total yoga fanatic & am always searching for a studio to get my yoga flow on.

| Quick skinny tip/trick please! |

CM: If I know I’m going to be on the beach in a bikini— which I usually am, or want a last minute prep for a shoot, I’ll hop in the sauna or take a hot yoga class to get my energy and metabolism up and also shed any extra water weight and toxins that can be bloating.

| Weekly workout sch? |

CM: For my weekly work out I alternate between hot power yoga & Pilates. I love the way both these work outs give you long lean muscles instead of bulking you up…not a huge fan of that look. A combination of the two are sure to do the trick! If I’m traveling and neither are an option, I like to take power walks on the beach and practice my postures there.

| Fav go to healthy food? |

CM: My fav go to healthy food would be any kind of fresh fish ( I have many great options living in Miami ) or anything with quinoa. I keep a consistent diet of lean proteins to keep me full & energized through the day.

| Cocktail of choice? |

CM: My favorite go to cocktail would have to be a simple vodka & water. I’m not a big fan of overly sweet drinks. I get hangovers pretty easy so sometimes mixing coconut water with alcohol hydrates me while I’m drinking and taste great…kills two birds with one stone : )!

Charlotte McKinney model health secrets

| Favorite beauty product? |

CM: I definitely wouldn’t be able to live without a spray tan! I’m always in a bikini so this gives my body a healthy glow without having to bake in the sun/tanning bed. A spray tan makes me feel skinner instantly and helps cover up any flaws. I don’t tan very well, so a weekly spray tan is the best for an instant boost! ( <<—– this is a girl after my heart— love it! Check out why I’m a sunscreen psycho here ).

| Secret model tip |

CM: A model tip would be to ignore the negativity & take any criticism and turn it into positive energy. Try your best but don’t beat yourself up if something really isn’t practical for your own self. As long as you’re feeling confident and don’t take anything too seriously, you’ll have a fun time with it.

| Natural beauty remedy |

CM: I would have to say that sleep is my ultimate beauty trick ( <<—— me too! ). When I am getting lots of sleep & keeping hydrated I don’t have to worry about covering up dark circles or faking a bright eyed, healthy complexion. Lots of sleep and tons of water is key for looking and feeling healthy, I’m also a lot more productive after a good night’s rest!

| When you wake up?… |

CM: When I wake up I wash my face and slather on the sunscreen/moisturizer which is a necessity when in Florida with harsh sun year round.

Charlotte McKinney model health secrets

Charlotte McKinney model health secrets

| In your purse? |

CM: In my purse I’m always prepared with hand sanitizer ( total germ-a-phobe ), my daily vitamins, lip gloss, & sunglasses- all my necessities when running around town from castings to the beach.

| Naughty indulgence? |

CM: My naughty indulgence is anything chocolate!! Lately, my favorite thing is lava cake I can’t get enough! Nobu has the best!

| Quick, easy recipe |

CM: When I’m craving something sweet after dinner & need to limit my lava cake intake, I make this quick banana ice cream recipe. It pleases my sweet tooth and totally tastes like real soft serve ice cream ( obsessed! ):

+ 2 frozen bananas, sliced

+ 1 tablespoon almond butter

+ 1 tablespoon of cacao powder

Directions: put the frozen banana slices in a food processor and pulse. After a few minutes of stopping to scrape the sides down, the banana begins to blend into a creamy texture. When the banana looks like whipped ice cream, you can add your mix-ins like almond/peanut butter and/or cocoa powder, chocolate chips, raspberries, anything goes! Straight out of the food processor, the ice cream is like soft serve. You can also freeze it for a firmer texture.

+ To follow Charlotte on Instagram, click here.

Charlotte McKinney model health secrets

  1. Ok, so she’s like frustratingly beautiful. BUT, like you say, she ‘gets it’, so I forgive her. Haha jk. All kidding aside, it’s nice to see a model who’s so down to earth and who actually has an opinion about things.

  2. I love these q&a Blog posts…I’m always interested to read about other peoples health and diet tips…good common sense advice….I haven’t tried Hot Yoga but it sounds interesting..x

  3. Do you ever worry about the ingredients in spray tan? Is there one that you know for sure is healthy for you?

  4. The very definition of “legs for days.” I was totally shafted in this whole genetics game! Great interview! – a clean eating bento blog. Japanese or Asian-inspired.

  5. She is gorgeous! Love her tips, too – I completely agree with the priority for sleep. I feel like a 90-year-old when I get sleepy around 10, but when I get my 8 hours, I feel refreshed, revitalized, and completely comfortable in my own skin. I couldn’t ever go back to those 4-hour nights from college!

  6. I have a question – How do these models stay so skinny AND have big boobs? As soon as I start working out (whether cardio, yoga, or weights), I immediately lose my boobs. I’d love to know their secrets, other than getting implants haha

  7. Love sleeping too, it literally makes the world of difference in your body, mind and spirit! Cannot believe she is so in tune with her health at such a young age! Beautiful!

  8. This was such an interesting interview! I have to say that I’m totally admiring Charlotte right now for having such a good routine at her age, I’m only one year younger but I feel as though I’ve got a long way to go before taking such good care of myself – it’s a work in progress! x

  9. She’s gorg!!!! Wow this has really inspired me to sleep earlier and maybe take on some yoga classes in addition to my weekly runs. 🙂 x

  10. Known this young lady since she was a toddler…she is as beautiful inside as she is outside….and she has always been very smart about life…love her

  11. I went to school with her she has become such a beautiful women.My in issue is why so women believe they have to been skinny to be beautiful. We all have different bodies but skinny isn’t the only type of beauty(: .. Keep it up girl ur doing big things

  12. It’s so great that you get people on here that encourage good habits like sleep, yoga, pilates, and healthy eating! I do have to request that sometime you interview someone who isn’t a naturally skinny model though 😉 it’s a bit hard to attain even when you are doing all the right things.

    I will also say that I have seen myself become leaner with heavy weight work than when I was training for my half marathon… so I don’t really believe that yoga or pilates or running builds “long lean muscles” as opposed to bulky ones. Muscle is muscle, it’s just a matter of your diet that will determine whether you get bulky or not (we are women, we’re not going to start looking like men unless we really want that look).

  13. Vodka and COCONUT water!? That’s genius. Vodka and water gets dull, love this idea so much! Thanks for the interview!!


  14. A very beautiful girl. Looks a bit like Kate. But she has the best body. I hope she becomes a Victoria Secret angel. Because the girls there are to boring to look at.

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