Charlotte McKinney’s Photoshoot For Sports Illustrated 2016 Cover Could Make A New Kate Upton?

Assuming it ever happens, could Charlotte McKinney’s photoshoot for Sports Illustrated make the DWTS star just as big as Kate Upton in 2015? The budding model and hopeful actress certainly would have loved to have been in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue 2015, so will we see her on the cover in a 2016 issue?

In a related report by the Inquisitr, the DWTS star believes that she lost Dancing With The Stars due to bullying and dyslexia. Her Instagram account immediately helped her popularity bounce back by showing Charlotte Mckinney’s photoshoot where she posed topless.

The Carl’s Jr. ad, which features Charlotte McKinney “nude” for Super Bowl audiences was the one commercial that made her name famous. The 22-year-old model actually dropped out of school at age 17 because of “bullying and girls being mean,” and Kate Upton similarly experienced teasing when she was younger. But McKinney would prefer that any comparison between the two models be “tossed away.”

“Hopefully we both have a totally different realm of what we’re doing. But it is flattering,” she says, and she also detailed the differences in a different interview. “I’m embracing what I have. I’m a curvier bombshell with big boobs. I’m not high fashion. I don’t do runway. You won’t see me at Fashion Week.”

Charlotte admits the next job she would like is working as an actress in movies and TV, although she says “Sports Illustrated is a big, iconic brand I’d like to work for, too.” According to Mandatory, McKinney’s dream of being on a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover is almost a religious experience: “It’s been my bible for years and I think I’d be a great match for it, too.”

Will she have her own biblical journey in 2016? When she took part in an AMA on Reddit, she was asked, “Will you be in next year’s Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition?” Her answer was pretty telling, “You’ll have to wait and see.”

Unfortunately, for now she will have to settle for being the “lovely lady of the day” according to SI‘s website. She got shot down for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue 2015, but Charlotte McKinney’s photoshoot that is currently shown is still very hot. She is shown in varying degrees of undress on the beach, and in one shot she appears to be wearing nothing but a straw hat (yes, that featured photo above is a zoomed in view for decency’s sake).

Of course, if Charlotte McKinney’s photoshoot for Sports Illustrated ever does happen, then the Kate Upton comparisons will continue. But it remains to be seen if McKinney will ever cause an uproar with a body paint issue, or by getting up on a horse. Based upon her climbing popularity, it seems likely SI wouldn’t mind having her join the crew for 2016.

[Image via Sports Illustrated]