SI Swimsuit mannequin Camille Kostek dishes on her ‘risqué’ gown: ‘I needed to pray that it was going to suit’

Camille Kostek is aware of a factor or two about heating issues up.

Proper earlier than 2021 formally got here to an finish, the Sports activities Illustrated Swimsuit mannequin attended the SI Awards in Florida together with her longtime boyfriend, Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight finish Rob Gronkowski. The previous cowl woman made jaws drop when she rocked a golden cutout robe by celeb clothier Usama Ishtay that proudly flaunted her property. The 29-year-old accomplished the look with a football-shaped clutch.

Quick-forward to 2022, and the star is already making a giant splash with new episodes of TBS’ “Wipeout,” the place she serves as a discipline host. The intense impediment course sequence, hosted by John Cena and Nicole Byer, was beforehand the highest new present in the course of the summer time of 2008. It amassed a global following that has resulted in a number of spin-offs and specials, together with this newest standard rendition.

Camille Kostek attends The 2021 Sports activities Illustrated Awards at Seminole Arduous Rock Lodge and On line casino Dec. 7, 2021, in Hollywood, Fla.
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Kostek spoke to Fox Information in regards to the daring gown she famously wore, what’s it like internet hosting “Wipeout,” and the way she’s breaking a sweat within the new yr.


Fox Information: You lately attended the SI Awards in Florida and rocked a gown that was attractive, but additionally daring. What’s the story behind that robe?
Camille Kostek: You get one of the best instances from spontaneous selections and that’s precisely what that gown was. It was going to be the tip of 2021. That was going to be my final carpeted look of the yr.

Rob and I have been going to be collectively on the occasion, which may be very uncommon since he was in soccer season when the award present occurred. So I needed one thing that was going to be a really wow second. I needed to really feel very glamorous, particularly understanding that there weren’t going to be any vacation events that yr.

Camille Kostek loved how the dress embraced her curves.

Camille Kostek cherished how the gown embraced her curves.
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I needed a wow gown. I needed to finish the yr with a bang. And there’s this designer that I’ve been admiring for some time. I obtained involved, and I had this imaginative and prescient of the gown, and it was dropped at life. I had by no means tried the gown on earlier than I landed in Tampa. About three hours earlier than the present, I obtained my hair and make-up carried out. I then placed on the gown and I needed to pray that it was going to suit.

And it matches so completely. I’d by no means tried it on earlier than, so I wasn’t certain the way it was going to suit my physique. It was all carried out over Zoom when it comes to measuring each little inch of my physique. Nevertheless it matches so completely. It was a giant threat. I had a backup gown simply in case, however it seems nothing like this. This can be a glamorous, sparkly, hip-bearing, risqué gown. That’s what actually occurred. It was all or nothing. So I’m very glad that it got here collectively.


Fox Information: Talking of the brand new yr, lots of people wish to jumpstart their well being objectives in 2022. It’s no secret you’re a giant advocate of dancing. What are some ideas or tips you’ll give to somebody who desires to interrupt a sweat but additionally have enjoyable?
Kostek: Oh, that’s simple. Everybody can dance. It doesn’t imply that you simply’re good. However everybody can get their physique shifting and have an excellent time. For me, after I’m not within the temper to work out, I like doing what I name dance cardio.

Camille Kostek said she's a big fan of dance cardio.

Camille Kostek mentioned she’s a giant fan of dance cardio.
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I’m not a fan of working. I don’t like hitting treadmills or an elliptical … For me, I simply love placing on music and clearing some ground area. It doesn’t even should be a fitness center. You simply wish to dance and get that physique shifting … It’s a lot enjoyable and liberating. All of us have that little child within us. And I feel it’s essentially the most enjoyable option to get shifting and convey a smile to your face. Placed on a few your favourite songs, and also you’ll be dancing for 15 minutes straight.

Fox Information: If you take a look at your 2019 cowl for SI Swimsuit, what goes by your thoughts?
Kostek: Simply wow. For me, it could be that the one limitations that folks have of their lives are those that they set for themselves. I might say that’s one thing I realized from myself. Once I take a look at that cowl, it’s like, wow, the second you begin to totally consider in your self, you’ll be able to obtain your desires.

I ended evaluating myself to different folks, particularly in an business that’s really easy to match your self with different folks when it comes right down to modeling and the way in which you seem in your physique, particularly in a swimsuit. The second that I let go of these fears and limits, I used to be in a position to obtain my desires, like showing on that cowl.


Camille Kostek made her dream come true by appearing on the cover of SI Swimsuit.

Camille Kostek made her dream come true by showing on the quilt of SI Swimsuit.
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That’s a message I wish to share with everyone. Cease limiting your self. Be daring, be daring, be courageous and consider in your self. The most effective issues come out of that, and also you develop nearer to your more true self. I feel one of the best issues come out of pushing boundaries. So each time I see that cowl, I see somebody who believed in herself. She believed that she might, she went for it and look what occurred. To at the present time, I nonetheless love speaking about it as a result of I get these euphoric emotions as if it occurred yesterday. So my message? Go for it.

Fox Information: “Wipeout” has new episodes in time for the brand new yr. How thrilling is that for you?
Kostek: I adore it. I’ve a lot enjoyable on set. It’s thrilling for me to look at these episodes as a result of I get to recollect how all the pieces went down, and I can relive that pleasure I felt. So I at all times stay up for it. And I like that it’s a household present. I can get my pals collectively, my boyfriend, even my household, particularly the nieces and nephews who’re so younger. All people will get to look at and revel in it collectively.

Fox Information: Wanting again, what was it about “Wipeout” that made you wish to get entangled?
Kostek: As quickly as I noticed the headlines {that a} revival was coming again on TBS, I knew I needed to get entangled by some means, whether or not as a number or a contestant who will get to go on the impediment course. There was little question, no hesitation.

Camille Kostek attends the 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Runway Show during Miami Swim Week at W South Beach July 14, 2019, in Miami Beach, Fla.

Camille Kostek attends the 2019 Sports activities Illustrated Swimsuit Runway Present throughout Miami Swim Week at W South Seashore July 14, 2019, in Miami Seashore, Fla.
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So I used to be very, very excited once they requested me to be one of many hosts as a result of I’ve been having a lot enjoyable. I get to go to work on daily basis, speak with contestants and share their tales. I get to chuckle or generally even cry – at all times glad tears. I really feel very fortunate to have this job. I’m very glad “Wipeout” got here again.


Fox Information: You’re a discipline host, however would you ever contemplate competing in some unspecified time in the future, even when it was a one-night-only occasion?
Kostek: Completely. I feel we should always have a number episode and nobody groups up. I feel it ought to all be people working the course (laughs).

Fox Information: It’s been reported that you simply’re afraid of the darkish and at all times use a nightlight. What would it not take so that you can do a problem fully at the hours of darkness?
Kostek: Oh my gosh! See, I’m not afraid of heights. I’m not afraid of flying. I’m not afraid of quite a lot of issues. However the darkish is horrifying. I don’t even like scary motion pictures. What would it not take? I imply, hear, after I simply mentioned to be fearless and push your self and all that (laughs).

Camille Kostek, seen here rocking the runway for SI Swimsuit, is a field host for TBS' ‘Wipeout’.

Camille Kostek, seen right here rocking the runway for SI Swimsuit, is a discipline host for TBS’ ‘Wipeout’.
(Frazer Harrison/Getty Pictures for Sports activities Illustrated)

I must say that I might do it. However I might solely do it if I used to be challenged, and I needed to show one thing to myself and different folks. Perhaps it could be one thing like how lengthy I can final after you shut the door and switch off all of the lights. So it wouldn’t take a lot. I simply can’t promise how lengthy I might have the ability to final with out desirous to cry or discover the sunshine (laughs).

“Wipeout” airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on TBS.

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