Camille Kostek does not have the modeling history like most of her Sports Illustrated Swimsuit companions. She didn't have agencies lining up during her teen years. She majored in communications at Eastern Connecticut State, became a Patriots cheerleader and worked various jobs as a fitness instructor and on-air reporter.

This past year, Kostek, who will turn 26 next week and has been romantically linked to Rob Gronkowski, competed for a spot in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue through a social media campaign. After winning, Kostek shot for the magazine in Belize, although she lost Rookie of the Year to Alexis Ren.

Kostek spoke to ThePostGame on Super Bowl Radio Row, where she also gave a shoutout to Pats Nation for their support in her rise to fame. Kostek was born and raised in Killingworth, Connecticut.

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