Camille Kostek Sets Instagram on Fire with Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Sneak Peek

by Samantha Whidden

Wipeout host and model Camille Kostek shared with her Instagram followers a sneak peek of her 2021 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

“Waiting for the launch of this 2021 issue isn’t much different than the feeling I had waiting for the launch of the 2018 @si-swimsuit magazine that I first made an appearance in as a @si_swimsearch finalist,” Camille states. She also says that despite it being her fourth year, she’s still buzzing like the first time. 

Camille Kostek also reveals that the photo taken in the post was from her 29th birthday shooting. “I’m almost confident this isn’t a pose and it’s an in-between moment of pure bliss.”

Kostek was selected from 5,000 open casting call candidates and won the inaugural Sports Illustrated Swim Search in 2018. She is also in Maxim’s Hot 100 list of Sexiest Woman in the World for 2019. She has also acted in various films, including I Feel Pretty and Free Guy.

Camille Kostek Talks About Her Boyfriend Rob Gronkowski and His Constant Support 

In a recent interview with People host Kay Adams, Camille Kostek discusses how her boyfriend and NFL star, Rob Gronkowski, has been supportive of her as she dealt with haters. “[Rob] was there in the beginning of people to who I am and trying to dissect who I am and put these preconceived notions out on the internet.”

Camille Kostek also explains that it was really hard for her to handle the criticism that was constantly being thrown her way.

“Rob was like, ‘Camille, if I ever let those things get me down, I wouldn’t be able to get out of bed every day and go to work,’” Camille recalls. 

Despite the hate, Camille Kostek states she is actually in a good place now. She also doesn’t allow negative comments and haters to get to her. She then says she’s happy the narrative on social media has changed a lot more especially with the model industry. “These are my stretch makes, this is my cellulite, this is my body.”

In regards to the moment she saw her Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover for the first time that didn’t edit out her freckles or stretch marks, Camille adds the body “imperfections” are who she is. “It was one of the best moments of my life. I will remember that forever.”

Camille Kostek Becomes On-Field Host For ‘Wipeout’ 

Camille Kostek has been the on-field host of Wipeout since earlier this year.  She hosts alongside Nicole Byer and WWE wrestler John Cena. 

In September 2020, Corie Henson, EVP and Head of Unscripted for TNT, TBS, and truTV, spoke about the show with Deadline. “This is one show that brings people together. With John Cena and Nicole Byer, with the help of rising star Camille Kostek, as our host in the field, Wipeout is going to be badder and baluster than ever before.”