These 8 Photos of Camille Kostek in St. Croix Prove Why She Returns to SI Swim Year After Year

The six-time brand model landed the cover in 2019.
Camille Kostek was photographed by Derek Kettela in St. Croix.

Camille Kostek was photographed by Derek Kettela in St. Croix.

SI Swimsuit stalwart Camille Kostek has returned to the magazine every single year since her debut. The former NFL cheerleader was discovered through, and co-won, the Swim Search open casting call in 2018. The following year, she landed the cover after her gorgeous photoshoot with Josie Clough in Kangaroo Island, Australia.

“The cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, that photo put me on the map internationally in 2019,” Kostek recalled during her 2023 feature in the Dominican Republic. “It literally changed my life. Whenever I’m feeling lost or looking for a new direction or not sure where I’m going to go next in life, that photo [is a] reminder of all the things I had to get through personally to be in a space where I could glow and be recognized.”

Below are eight of our favorite photos from Kostek’s SI Swimsuit photoshoot with Derek Kettela in St. Croix last year.


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Ananya Panchal


Ananya Panchal is a NYC-based Lifestyle & Trending News writer at SI Swimsuit. Before joining the Swim team, the Boston University Alum worked for culture & entertainment beats at Bustle, The San Francisco Chronicle and the TODAY Show. When Ananya is not writing or doom-scrolling on social media, she can be found playing sudoku, rewatching One Tree Hill or trying new restaurants. She's also a coffee and chocolate (separately) enthusiast.