Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Camille Kostek in 2022 issue, staying in shape: ‘Ready for the challenge’

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Camille Kostek has appeared in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Five BarBut this year’s issue has heated up for a special reason.

The former Patriots cheerleader went to St. Croix for her photo shoot, a destination that comes close to home.

Her mother is from the Virgin Islands, and she was named after her Aunt Camille, who still lives there. The 30-year-old was boarded a boat, a challenge for the star, but he insisted it was worth the effort.

Rob Gronkowski’s longtime love Made her SI swimsuit debut in 2018 as part of the outlet’s first open casting call. She was the co-winner of the competition that year with Haley Kalil. She appeared on the cover in 2019. She was recently tapped to host “Dancing With Myself”, a dance competition series co-produced by Shakira.

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Camille Kostek partnered with Rowdy Energy Drink.
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just recently, Joins Rowdy Energy as Chief Welfare Officer of Star Company for its new calorie-burning product line, Power Burn. The company claims that the energy drink can burn up to 150 calories per can.

Kostek spoke to Fox News Digital’s 2022 issue of SI, how she’s staying in shape and how she gives herself confidence on days when she’s not feeling like a swimsuit model.

Fox News: You’re in this year’s SI Swimsuit issue. Congrats! What does it mean to be part of a brand at this point in your life?
Camille Kostek: This is the fifth year to remain on the issue. I am as excited this year as I got the call last year. This is a dream job for which I have worked for more than 10 years. So living this dream in my reality is something that always excites me. I’m a big proponent of self-acceptance because it’s something I’ve struggled with Growing up in the Modeling Industry, and it has helped me grow to accept my body as it is. I’ve always been drawn to SI Swimsuits because I knew they would accept me for all that I am.

Fox News: How was your shoot at St. Croix?
Cubes: This place was very special to me as I have grown up visiting there as my family lives there. The water was beautiful, and there was electricity on the energy set. It was the first time I ever shot on a boat. At times the wind got strong, the water got rocky and it became challenging to shoot standing on a sail, but I was up for the challenge. And, let me tell you, it was worth it because the shots were incredible and like nothing I’ve ever done.

Fox News: You were photographed with Katrina Scott and Kami Crawford, How is your relationship with these women?
Cubes: Kami is a rookie this year, and we met a few weeks ago at the Super Bowl, where we hosted a radio show together on Sirius XM. We quickly learned that we had a background in hosting. We instantly clicked and became friends. So, when we saw each other in the Virgin Islands, it was nothing but happy smiles and excitement as she wrapped up her rookie shoot in St.

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Katrina is someone I met last year through this issue, and she’s another person I was quickly attracted to. I have been a fan of his work from afar. …she is just as contagious in person as she is online. When I saw her in the Virgin Islands for her shoot, it was a gorgeous moment to hear her excitement about shooting the magazine this year, especially when she was pregnant.

Camille Kostek and Sports Illustrated Swimsuits celebrate the launch of the 2022 issue and Pay With Change at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood on May 20, 2022 in Hollywood, Fla.

Camille Kostek and Sports Illustrated Swimsuits celebrate the launch of the 2022 issue and Pay With Change at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood on May 20, 2022 in Hollywood, Fla.
(Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated Swimsuits)

Fox News: The styling of your shoot was meant to feel “sexy and wearable”. how proud you are of yourself moving these pieces,
Cubes: I felt like “me”. I always feel on top of the world on the sets of my shoots with SI Swimsuit on because the team constantly encourages and excites you when you take the shot.

Fox News: you look amazing. How is your typical workout routine?
Cubes: I like to constantly change up my workouts and find new training methods. I will do everything Boxing to Yoga, Pilates and Dance for Cardio, Free Weights and HIT Training, My go-to workouts that can be done anywhere are resistance band training and full body weight training. Stretching is essential before doing any workout. I do the first thing when I wake up in the morning and the last thing before I go to sleep in the evening.

When I’m traveling for work on the road, I go to the hotel gym. I walk on an incline and work out with free weights. This is my favorite type of quick workout. I’m all about low-impact and effective training to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle, no matter where I am in the world, that I can maintain.

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Camille Kostek said that she is a big fan of resistance bands to work out on the go.

Camille Kostek said that she is a big fan of resistance bands to work out on the go.
(Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated Swimsuits)

Fox News: If we went through your fridge, what would we find?
Cubes: I love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on gluten-free bread. I love pineapple and watermelon. I always have organic hummus and vegetables in my fridge, and I stick to no-bake recipes that I can take with me. I love fresh chickpea salad.

Fox News: You’re “never dancing.” how can we incorporate dance in our fitness routine,
Cubes: It all starts with good music. I love playing an upbeat, happy hit playlist when I get ready in the morning. It’s such an easy way to start moving my body and feeling good. I start my days early but somehow always find myself running late because I get lost in my dance and lose track of time. Finding a great dance cardio or barre class is always a great way to get your body moving, and often you get so caught up in the music that your workout is over.

Fox News: Which workout routine have you been falling in love with lately and why?
Cubes: I have a series of moves that I like to do with my resistance bands. These have been my favorites for years because you can Throw them in your bag when traveling And you can easily bring them with you on the go. They can be used for full body workouts, from your inner thighs and glutes to arms and abs, by toning the triceps and biceps while creating resistance in a low-impact manner.

Camille Kostek is a former Patriots cheerleader.

Camille Kostek is a former Patriots cheerleader.
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Fox News: What advice would you give to someone who needs a confidence boost?
Cubes: It sounds a lot easier than it is to say, but never compare yourself to anyone. You are your biggest competition. Let go of any limiting fears, anxieties and self-doubt because as soon as you do this, you will feel very free and joyful and will be able to be present and upbeat in the moment.

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Fox News: On days when you don’t feel your best, what makes you feel sexy?
Cubes: Sexy to me is self-care, which ultimately leads to confidence. I like to buy at a farmer’s market or grocery store clean, healthy food, I cook for myself, spend time in a predictable sauna, take salt baths and make time to meditate.

Fox News: What can we do in our daily life that motivates us to exercise so that we can start a healthy lifestyle?
Cubes: Simply going out and hanging out, whether with a friend or listening to a podcast, is such an easy way to work out. Or finding classes in person or online that resonate with your goals and align with your passions. Today it’s so easy to access workouts online or find fitness enthusiasts on social media who do live workouts or post quick workout videos that are easy to incorporate into your life.

Camille Kostek and Rob Gronkowski first met when she was a cheerleader for the New England Patriots in 2013 and Gronkowski played for the team.

Camille Kostek and Rob Gronkowski first met when she was a cheerleader for the New England Patriots in 2013 and Gronkowski played for the team.
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Plus, joining a workout class or joining a gym in your neighborhood is a great way to meet people and may result in a new workout buddy who will inspire you. When you get your body moving, you start looking and feeling better. You start showing yourself as the best version of yourself, not to anyone else but to yourself.

Fox News: What was it about Rowdy Energy that made you want to partner with them?
Cubes: When I was introduced to the Rowdy team, [I knew] It was a perfect fit. I knew I wanted to be fully involved and fully involved with all aspects including creative direction, supporting events, creating campaigns, future performances and more. Rowdy agreed, and I became his chief health officer. I am very passionate about the products I partner with.

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If I am going to work with a brand, I 100% endorse the brand, enjoy the product and find it a product that fits my lifestyle and schedule. The Power Burn has a beautiful sleek can design, is fresh, tastes amazing and makes me feel good. …consumers want to know exactly what they are eating – they want to know and understand the ingredients they are eating. They are looking for healthier alternatives And better choices of your favorite products. Rowdy Energy offers just that.

Camille Kostek previously won SI Swim Search with Haley Kalil.

Camille Kostek previously won SI Swim Search with Haley Kalil.
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Fox News: Most energy drinks have a bad reputation for being loaded with too many ingredients. What would you say to critics who might be wary of enjoying a new energy drink like Power Burn?
Cubes: The brand does not use any artificial flavors or sugars. [Its] Caffeine derived from green tea combined with the nootropic L-theanine Giving Consumers a Powerful Lift Without the unwanted and irritating accident.