By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Each year, Sports Illustrated released a swimsuit issue. This has been going on since 1964 right before the summer time.
On Wednesday, the publication announced that Camille Kostek, the girlfriend of former NFL player Rob Gronkowski, will be one of three women on the cover. Besides Kostek, an up-and-coming model, Tyra Banks — who was also on the cover in 1996 — and soccer star Alex Morgan are on the cover.
A lot of people know who Banks and Morgan are. However, many people may not know about Kostek.
Yet, she has been popular in modeling for several years now.
“The three women that make up the covers of the 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue represent the brand in the most powerful way possible. While each individual woman is so unique, they come together cohesively to tell a spectacular story,” said SI Swimsuit Editor, MJ Day. “Since Tyra’s first cover in 1996, she’s transformed herself into nothing less than a mogul, a cultural force and a supernova of inspiration and empowerment. She’s kind of the Swimsuit Issue ethos come to life, everything we know this franchise can be.
“Alex Morgan stands for feminine strength and power—using her voice to fight for gender discrimination and equal pay. And Camille Kostek, two years after we discovered her in our annual Model Search casting, marks the launch of a career swimming in potential. These women emulate determination to own who they are and demonstrate how limitless they can be.”