In 2021, Rob Gronkowski secured his fourth Super Bowl win with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and who was right by his side for that major accomplishment? His super supportive girlfriend is model Camille Kostek, who was in the stands decked out in a spirited Buccaneers look, complete with red rhinestone embellished-jacket that repped her man’s name and number. (She even hung out with Gisele Bündchen, her boyfriend's longtime teammate Tom Brady’s ex-wife)
And after he clinched the victory, the two of course jetted off to DisneyWorld to celebrate his big win, but not before sharing the cutest post-win smooch. “tastes like a champion,” she wrote on Instagram. “ILY”
So, who exactly is Gronk’s beautiful and loyal girlfriend? Here, we’ve rounded up all the things you need to know about the model. Read on for six things you need to know about Camille Kostek.
She’s a Sports Illustrated Model
The 29-year-old model made her debut in the famous Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2018, and graced the cover only a year later in 2019. Modeling for SI has been a dream of hers since she was a little girl. “It wasn’t until I read SI Swim that I was like, ‘Wow, I love my freckles, I like my thighs, I like my curves,’” she told People back in 2019. “They’re showcasing these confident, sexy women in a way that I had never seen before. This has been a lifetime dream. I’ve always wanted it, but I just didn’t know how to get it.”
She’s a Former New England Patriots Cheerleader
Kostek is a dancer who was a former New England Patriot cheerleader back in 2013. She was on the team for two seasons before retiring in 2015. But according to E News! it wasn’t until after her retirement in 2015 that she and Gronk met. And while New England Patriots is where they both started, it seems that she’ll always be rooting for whatever team he’s on.
She Appeared in Amy Schumer’s 2018 Film I Feel Pretty
Is there anything she can’t do? Kostek is dancer, model, and actress, and she's dipped her toes into the acting pool by making cameos in films like Amy Schumer’s 2018 comedy I Feel Pretty, in which she played a restaurant hostess. Kostek also appeared in Ryan Reynolds’ movie Free Guy as the character “Bombshell.”
She Predicted His Super Bowl Plays
The week of the Super Bowl, Kostek served as a guest correspondent for Entertainment Tonight. During her reporting duties, she even predicted their Super Bowl plays! “I’m predicting two touchdown passes from Tom this game,” she reported. And what do you know, Gronk scored two touchdowns during Super Bowl LV.
She’s Had Some Reporting Gigs
That gig with ET wasn’t her first time reporting. In fact, she told People that she actually turned down a reporting job with Saturday Night Football after college to pursue her dream of traveling and dancing. Now, she’s been picking up more and more reporting jobs, including a hosting gig on John Cena’s show Wipeout.
She’s an Advocate for Body Positivity
Kostek is a huge advocate of body positivity, self-acceptance, and mental wellness. She told People in 2019 that she hasn’t always been the “thinnest” model in casting calls, but that she’s learned to have thick skin and self-acceptance. “But as soon as I changed my mind perception, my life literally changed,” she said. “My love life changed, my day-to-day life changed, my self love with myself changed, my career started changing. The dynamic when I would walk into a room, even if I wasn’t the thinnest model in the room, changed. Confidence is everything, and the way you carry yourself, your posture, eye contact, all of that is such a big role in impressions, regardless of your size.”
She's also been known to clap back at body shamers and trolls on social media. "I speak out and do what I do in response to men/women like you who ruin the minds of people, especially young people," Kostek wrote in response to a comment. "Luckily I can handle your trash mouth, others sometimes can not."