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Charlotte McKinney Stuns On The Cover Of Venice Magazine, Opens Up About Childhood Bullying

06/18/2015 12:11 EDT | Updated 06/22/2015 02:59 EDT

Charlotte McKinney is on a roll!

The 21-year-old model has landed the cover of Venice magazine's summer 2015 issue, and she looks absolutely stunning.

In the shot photographed by John Russo, the former "Dancing With the Stars" contestant dons a sexy, retro-inspired summer get-up consisting of a Vitamin A bathing suit, a Milly skirt and Miu Miu sunglasses. Her blond locks are pulled up into a loose chignon, and her lips glossed in nude.

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Inside the issue, the Carl's Jr. Super Bowl commercial star models a variety of warm-weather ensembles, including a white bustier top and wide-leg pants combo and a red bikini with a tied-up white button-down blouse. In one shot, she poses topless with a wide-brimmed hat covering her bosom.

Summer 2015 issue of Venice.Digital edition: http://www.veniceftldigital.com/t/109108-venice

Posted by Venice Fort Lauderdale's Magazine on Tuesday, June 16, 2015


In her interview with the magazine, the buxom blond opened up about the challenges she faced while trying to break into the modelling industry.

"I was constantly being turned down for my height, my shape or my chest size," she shared. "One successful agent told me, 'I'm not interested in another bombshell.'"

Despite the rejection, the Florida native worked on her modelling portfolio before she finally got signed with ONE.1 Management in New York City.

And while McKinney's curvaceous figure has played a big role in her success, it resulted in a lot of childhood bullying as a teen.

"I've had this body since I was 14; it's all natural, but believe me, it wasn't an asset back then," she explained. "I was verbally attacked, teased and talked about for years. I eventually tried to see the positive side, realizing that I couldn't control what other people said or thought. I didn't waste my time and energy trying to defend myself, and I finally just let it go. This was very freeing for me."

You can check out Charlotte's full interview and spread here

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