Camille Kostek may have just landed the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.
But not too long ago she was being told to change her body if she wanted a chance at a modeling career.
A former NFL cheerleader, Kostek struggled to break into the industry because her figure didn’t fit the mold.
She tells Yahoo Lifestyle that constant critique was discouraging.
“At 27 years old, the older I got, they would tell me, ‘Okay well if you’re not going to adjust your measurements, girl, you’re getting older. This is even gonna push you out even more,’” she explains. “I didn’t even aspire to be a model because I didn’t see myself represented, even as simple as the freckles on my skin.”
The one place where Kostek could find women that resembled her was SI, where she saw models with curves like Tyra Banks.
But even when Kostek won the publication’s 2018 model search, she didn’t expect to snag a solo cover alongside Banks and Alex Morgan just one year later.
Now no one questions her measurements.
Check out all her pics from her shoot below:
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