Camille Kostek and Rob Gronkowski Take Ice Plunge for Charity on Live TV

The couple appeared on ‘Good Morning America’ on Friday to raise money for two foundations close to their hearts.
Rob Gronkowski and Camille Kostek

Rob Gronkowski and Camille Kostek.

Camille Kostek and Rob Gronkowski proved just what a power couple they are with their appearance on Good Morning America on Friday, Sept. 29.

The six-time SI Swimsuit model and four-time Super Bowl champion endured a freezing cold ice plunge for four long minutes to raise money for charitable causes. And while the goal was to remain submerged in the water for the full four-minute time clock, one of the two hopped out of the water prematurely.

“We’re here for Voomerang, I’m here for the Pete Frates ALS foundation, and I’m not giving up, I’m in here for all four minutes, baby, this is for a great foundation that I’m here to represent, and I’m going all the way,” Kostek, 31, declared shortly after the clock started.

She also noted that what initially brought her and her partner together was their love of competition, which Kostek doubled down on during the last 30 seconds by submerging her arms and upper body in the ice cold tub. With about only 14 seconds left to go, Gronkowski hopped out of his ice bath and Kostek was declared the winner.

Together, they raised a combined $25,000 for the Gronk Nation Youth Foundation and The Peter Frates Family Foundation. Giving back is clearly in their nature: the couple initially met at a charity fundraiser in 2013 when Kostek was a cheerleader for the New England Patriots and Gronkowski was the team’s tight end.

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