Stunning and savvy, Antje Utgaard is taking new media by storm as “A Gift from the Instagram Gods” a title endowed to her by MAXIM, and dubbed the “Next Kate Upton” by PLAYBOY, this Scandinavia beauty and major social media influencer has a solid following of 980K and 3.5 million loops on Vine.
Antje has an electric drive and passion, and her own creative energy is the brilliant force behind the ideas for all of her photos and videos. Beyond her thriving modeling career, she is developing a highly anticipated video series, featuring behind the scenes look at her doing what she loves including, make-up and beauty tutorials, work out segments and comical sketches.
Born and raised in Wisconsin, Antje grew up in Star Prairie, Wisconsin a town of 500 on her family-owned hatchery; where she and her siblings were known as the “Utgaard Chicks.” After the recession in 2008, Antje chose to enroll in Minnesota State University where she studied marketing and international business. It was there, she found her initial love in dance and toured with the Radio City Rockettes. While touring, she realized becoming a professional dancer was not her final destiny and discovered another passion in college after winning a local contest for modeling.
From there, her Instagram following began to grow by the thousands and Antje knew that she had a definite new career path in front of her. After moving to Los Angeles, she began to rapidly expand her social media empire including Vine videos that have amassed over 3.5 million loops and she is just getting started.
Lets take some social media tips from Antje Utgaard as she catches up with Namita Nayyar, President Women Fitness.
Ms. Namita Nayyar:
You are an extremely popular social media influencer with over 1 Million followers on Instagram. Walk us through your incredible journey and tell us how it all began?
Ms. Antje Utgaard:
It all began when I was a junior in college at the University of Minnesota. It was game day and so I was all decked out in my Gopher attire so I was taking my fair share of selfies and a friend of mine screenshotted one of them and sent it in a big account that posts “Hot college girls” on game days. Without me knowing they had done this, I looked down at my phone and my notifications were going crazy. I gained my first thousand followers that day and from there on out I just started taking more pictures of myself and people started to really like them so I got more into modeling from there and the rest is history!
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