Friday’s Mashup: Rob Gronkowski’s girlfriend, Camille Kostek, said modeling agencies told her to lose weight but Gronkowski advised against it

Lucy Burdge
February 01, 2019 - 7:33 am

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-- Rob Gronkowski’s girlfriend, Camille Kostek, opened up this week about her modeling career and said when modeling agencies wanted her to lose weight years ago, Gronkowski said she is perfect just the way she is.

"He had seen me get rejected by a lot of agencies," Kostek said of Gronkowski on the Livin' Large podcast. She said agencies sometimes told her to lose 15 pounds in 3 weeks and lose weight in her thighs.

"I was like, I just don't want to do that,” she continued. “(Gronkowski) was like, 'Do you even want a body like that?' And I was like, 'No.' And he was like, 'Yeah, I don't even want you to be like that.'"

Since then, the former Patriots cheerleader’s career has taken off and she has found success as a rookie model for the 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.

-- A man accused of running a Super Bowl ticket scam in Atlanta has gone missing.

Police are searching for Ketan Shah, the man who supposedly swindled fans out of tens of thousands of dollars as part of the ticket scam.

His wife, Bavhi Shah, said he hasn’t been seen since Jan. 3 and she reported him missing earlier this month.

Shah’s own mother told police she lost $36,000 in the scam when she thought she was buying tickets from him to Sunday’s Super Bowl game.

John Brunetti, another victim, lost even more.

“I’m out $50,000,” he said.

He said he went to Ketan’s office after he hadn’t heard from him and Bavhi told him Ketan went missing weeks ago.

“She said, ‘why would he sell Super Bowl tickets? He doesn’t have them,’ and I said, ‘well I sent the money,’” … “I just didn’t account for maybe this guy will leave his job, leave his wife, leave his 12-year-old son, his daughter who’s at UGA and just skip town,” Brunetti continued. “I never in a million years played that into a possible scenario.”

Police reports say there are at least five others who claim to be victims of Shah’s scam.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “You can kind of feel that everyone is kind of sick of the Patriots at this point.” -- Travis Kelce, whose Chiefs lost to the Patriots in the AFC Championship game last month