Behind-the-Scenes at Camille Kostek’s 2023 SI Swimsuit Photo Shoot

The model will appear in the magazine for her sixth year in a row.
Camille Kostek

Camille Kostek.

Best news ever. Camille Kostek is returning to the SI Swimsuit Issue for her sixth consecutive year this spring. The model has been down in the Dominican Republic this week with the SI Swimsuit team, which shared a few behind-the-scenes sneak peeks from the sunny photo shoot in Punta Cana on Instagram on Feb. 8.

“Year 6 with @camillekostek looks a little something like this! 👙✨,” the brand wrote. “Who else can’t wait to see more?”

The snaps showed Kostek, 30, rocking a black Etam bikini with gold chain detailing and a straw hat by Eugenia Kim. She also wore a one-piece hot pink Rowen Rose swimsuit with black piping. In the first pic, Kostek posed in the sand, while the second showed her as she leaned against a palm tree.

“Excited like it’s the first time each year that I find out I’m coming back 🥺💕what a DAY - ily all,” Kostek wrote in the comments.

Fellow SI Swimsuit models also chimed in to hype their friend up.

“GO BABY @camillekostek 😍😍,” said Brooks Nader, while Mady Dewey added, “FOREVER AND ALWAYS OBSESSED.”

Kostek was part of the brand’s first-ever open casting call in 2018, and was named co-winner of that year’s Swim Search. The following year, she landed the SI Swimsuit Issue cover.

This year marks the first time ever that the SI Swimsuit team will be releasing photo shoot footage in real time. Follow the brand’s Facebook and Instagram pages for exclusive, sneak peek photo and video content with the models.

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Cara O’Bleness


Cara is a trending news writer/editor for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. A passionate writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience in print and online media, she loves storytelling and believes that words have the power to change the world. Prior to joining the team, Cara worked as a writer and editor across a number of content verticals, including food, lifestyle, health and wellness, and small business and entrepreneurship. In her free time, Cara loves reading, spending time with her family and making her way through Michigan’s many microbreweries. She is a graduate of Michigan State University's School of Journalism.