Sports Illustrated Swimsuit star Camille Kostek is making quite the splash with the launch of her own swimwear line – which she has celebrated by posing in a stunning beach campaign that sees her modeling her designs while lounging on the sand.
The 29-year-old, from Connecticut, poses up a storm while showcasing different designs from her 34-piece collaboration with body-positive brand Swimsuits For All – having followed in the footsteps of her fellow Sports Illustrated Swimsuit star Ashley Graham in teaming up with the company.
Camille, who is a former New England Patriots cheerleader, perfectly embodies the classic beach babe as she models chic one-piece swimsuits and flattering bikinis, proving beyond a shadow of a doubt her credentials as a top model.
One image shows the blonde bombshell posing in a white bikini while lounging on bright white sands, with turquoise waves rolling in behind her.
Sizzling: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit star Camille Kostek has released her own swimwear collection in collaboration with body-positive brand Swimsuits For All
Work! The 29-year-old, from Connecticut, models her designs in a stunning campaign, posing up a storm in flattering bikinis and elegant one-pieces
Making moves: The 34-piece collection is designed to flatter all body types, and the designs are available in sizes small to 2XL
Her long locks are styled in voluminous beach waves, and she also accessorized her swimwear look with chunky gold hoop earrings and a few dainty necklaces.
But according to Camille, the collection is not simply meant for use on the beach – quite the opposite in fact.
While celebrating the launch of her swimwear range on Instagram Stories, the model, who is dating NFL star Rob Gronkowski, explained: ‘The best part about this line is the narrative “beach to street”.
‘You can style this stuff day in and day out no matter what the weather is. Not just on the beach, not just on your summer vacation.
‘I’m so excited for you guys to see it. So much work has gone into this. It’s been such a learning experience. I am over the moon, I am so excited… it happened, it’s here. Just about over a year in the making.’
‘Visionary’: According to the brand, Camille wanted to ‘celebrate all bodies, self-acceptance and the power of mental strength and movement’ with her collection
Something for everyone: The former New England Patriots cheerleader said that all of her designs are intended to be styled both on the beach, and on the street
Coming together: Camille enlisted a diverse group of women to help her model the collection, including several of her fellow Sports Illustrated Swimsuit stars
The former Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover star also wanted to use the launch of her collection to celebrate the beauty of diversity, and she enlisted a group of women of all shapes and sizes, and from all backgrounds, in order to feature alongside her in the images.
Several of the models chosen will join Camille in the pages of 2021’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue – including lacrosse star Alex Aust – while the magazine’s first-ever bald model, Christie Valdiserri, also makes an appearance the campaign.
Paralympic track star and amputee Noelle Lambert also stars in the campaign, which is intended to ’embody Camille’s efforts as an advocate for self-acceptance and aims to inspire women of all sizes, shapes and backgrounds to stay true to themselves and fearlessly chase their dreams’.
The launch of the campaign comes just weeks after Sports Illustrated Swimsuit offered a sneak peek at Camille’s upcoming shoot for the magazine, debuting one of her photos, as well as a stunning video campaign from her shoot.
The blonde bombshell made her debut in the magazine back in 2018 after winning the annual Swim Search competition, which seeks out women from across the country to star in the pages of the iconic issue.
Guess who’s back? Former dancer and cheerleader Camille Kostek has been revealed as the final model to star in this year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue
Superstar: The 29-year-old is making her fourth appearance in the iconic publication, having made her debut in 2018 when she won the Swim Search competition
Celebration: Sharing her new photo shoot on Instagram, Camille said that she was ‘overjoyed and grateful’ to be returning to the publication
Sizzling: In behind-the-scenes video from the shoot, Camille is seen posing up a storm in a variety of skimpy swimsuits and bikinis
Since then, she has appeared in the magazine every year, posing alongside a host of famous faces and up-and-comers, and even landed the cover of the publication in 2019 – an honor that she celebrated alongside her NFL star boyfriend Rob Gronkowski in Miami that same year.
Unlike previous years, which have seen the magazine shoot its models in exotic locations across the world, 2021’s Swimsuit spreads were photographed a little closer to home amid the ongoing pandemic – with Camille shooting her images in Hollywood, Florida, just a short distance from her new home in Tampa.
The former cheerleader moved to the Sunshine State with her boyfriend – who is known to his fans as Gronk – when he signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers alongside his former Patriots teammate Tom Brady.
Camille was by Gronk’s side to celebrate the team’s Super Bowl win earlier this year, however she is now marking her own milestone moment: her fourth year posing for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit.
Speaking about the personal significance of her return to the magazine’s pages, Camille explained how posing in the Swimsuit Issue has changed her perceptions of beauty, and helped to boost her confidence.
Funky: The model posed for her shoot in Hollywood, Florida, just a short distance from her new home in Tampa, where she lives with her NFL star boyfriend Rob Gronkowski
Excitement: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit editor MJ Day was full of praise for Camille, saying she is ‘following in the footsteps of some of SI Swimsuit’s biggest success stories’
Partners: Camille and Rob moved to the Sunshine State when the NFL players signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last year
Support: The model was by her boyfriend’s side to celebrate his team’s Super Bowl victory earlier this year
‘Beauty to me is the way you make people feel… Having peace in your heart, kindness, just being gentle with people,’ she said in a behind-the-scenes video from her shoot.
‘Energy speaks. Every time that you meet somebody, it’s an energetic exchange.’
She continued: ‘I am a true fan of [Sports Illustrated Swimsuit] and it’s because it ignited something in me to be like, “Oh my god you can love you as you.”‘
Camille also shared some advice about how to build up your confidence, explaining that her ‘greatest’ tip is to avoid comparison – although she admits that is much easier said that done.
‘My greatest advice is not to compare yourself to other people,’ she said. ‘And it sounds so much easier said than done. Everyone is unique and there’s no two people that are the same. Think about that. There is never going to be another you.’
Sharing the news of her latest SI Swim feature on Instagram, Camille wrote: ‘All the feels. So blessed to be back. [I love you] @si_swimsuit.
Self confidence: Camille said that posing for the magazine has helped her to realize she can love herself for her herself
Tips: Camille also shared some advice about how to build up your confidence, explaining that her ‘greatest’ tip is to avoid comparison
Push forward: ‘My greatest advice is not to compare yourself to other people,’ she said. ‘And it sounds so much easier said than done’
Chill out: While her sizzling beach images were released, Camille was actually soaking up some snow time in Utah with Rob, 31
‘Overjoyed and grateful.’
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit editor MJ Day was full of praise for Camille, noting that she is ‘following in the footsteps’ of some of the magazine’s ‘biggest success stories’ by using her role in the publication as a launching pad for other projects.
‘Camille has grown up with SI Swimsuit,’ MJ explained. ‘From submitting her first casting video, winning 2018’s Swim Search and landing her first magazine cover to hosting a national television show, Camille is following in the footsteps of some of SI Swimsuit’s biggest success stories.
‘She has used her platform not only to advocate for body positivity but also as a way to connect with and inspire young adults to love themselves and enjoy life.
‘Camille’s willingness to go the extra mile for everyone in her orbit makes her a cornerstone of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit.’
The former dancer is the final SI Swim star to be revealed ahead of the publication of this year’s Issue, which will be released in July of this year. The magazine has not yet named its 2021 cover star.
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