Playboy gave her the title of the ‘Next, Next Kate Upton’ for her uncanny resemblance to the busty American model, mostly known for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
But while 22-year-old Antje Utgaard is “flattered” by the title, don’t paint her as just another blonde bombshell — because this American beauty hopes to be known for a lot more than just her looks.
“She’s a blonde bombshell and curvaceous and everyone loves that.
“I was extremely flattered when I got the title of being the ‘Next, Next Kate Upton’, but I want more than that and to get in with the acting community because I really do enjoy it.”
Ms Utgaard, who moved from her small home town of Star Prairie in Wisconsin several years ago to pursue her screen dreams in Los Angeles, is part of a new breed of celebrity making a name for themselves on social media.
The bubbly blonde, who now calls Hollywood home, has a healthy following on Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter and also on her Vine channel.
She hopes her social media status leads her into more acting opportunities — preferably comedy.
“While I want to keep that title [Next, Next Kate Upton] I also want to become something more like Sophia Vergara — to be the hot, funny girl,” she said.
“Or even like Cameron Diaz or someone with sex appeal.
“In the next few months I will hit the million mark [on Instagram], which is a really big number for me.
“But ideally I’d like to get into a comedy series. Something like Friends or How I Met Your Mother.
“That would be really cool.”
Her Instagram feed, which she said alongside Snapchat was her favourite platform, admitted that while she’s only been doing this for a couple of years — if it wasn’t for social media — her life would be very different than it is today.
“Getting more followers was a backing for me to show that I could leave the mid-west and quit college on a whim,” Ms Utgaard said.
“Having social media gave me the guts that it was OK [to move away].
“I had about 50k followers on Instagram and I thought maybe there’s a reason 50k people are following me, and I wondered if maybe I can make the world want to follow as well.”
Ms Utgaard said that while social media has provided a huge boost in her career, she has had her share of trolls in the past.
“I can see how social media is damaging, but not everyone is going to be completely happy with what you do in life,” she said.
When you put it all over the media, people say mean things and people don’t agree with certain things.
“But there’s a lot of ways social media can be beneficial, especially when in Hollywood. It definitely has given me a leg up, I just kind of brush the hate off.