Kate Bock: Thank you! I knew the date it was being announced so I was checking the SI swim website constantly. All of a sudden, the video of me thanking everyone for voting showed up! It was so exciting.
JB: The Rookie of the Year alumni includes some major names. How do you feel about now being included in the club?
KB: It’s really such an honor — an exciting and amazing list to be added to. I hope and wish and pray I can one day be a major name for another girl to look up to.
JB: How were you first discovered?
KB: At the pool in my hometown by my mother agent, Liz Bell.
JB: Many models are now crossing over between swimsuit, editorial and runway. How do you see your modeling career progressing?
KB: I really love this profession — especially the fact that every job is totally different from the last. I want to do amazing, creative fashion editorials, but I also love beachy swim shoots and family catalog clients. I like to stay busy with a mix of things.
JB: Describe your personal sense of style.
KB: I met Gilbert Gottfried at a Rangers game the other night and knew he was going to be on Wife Swap, so I googled what date and time to tune in – hah!