Paige Spiranac is the most successful influencer in the golfing world. With her continuous efforts and endeavor, she has earned more followers on Instagram than Tiger Woods. However, there is a stigma attached to how she chooses to present herself.
In fact, it is one of the main reasons why the LPGA and Paige don’t see eye to eye. With the bold choice of using her beauty and attractive looks, Spiranac has created her brand. But at times she has received much criticism for it. In her podcast, she reveals what is the motivation behind her brand.
Paige Spiranac makes bold and honest confession
The fact that Paige once failed to qualify for the LPGA did sow the seeds of tension between her and the tour. But later, when her increasing fan-following got her offers from exclusive golf brands, it irritated female golfers who see this as an unfair advantage that Paige gets despite not playing in competition.
Spiranac is deeply aware of the eye rolls and snide remarks that come in her path of golf. In the latest episode of her podcast, she sheds light on why she chose to adopt a bold persona. But first, she makes it clear that money is not the encouraging factor behind it. She says, “I wouldn’t say that money is my driving force when I wake up in the morning. And that’s not the first thing that gets me going. I would say (it) goes back to what I just mentioned, where there is so much hypocrisy.”
She adds that her parents and most people who know her will agree with it. “I’m very stubborn, and when someone tells me I can’t do something, I want to do it even more.” She continues, “At beginning of my career I was put in this box, you know, ‘sexy bimbo who couldn’t play’. And every time I tried to get out of there I tried to do something different.”
She was continuously put back in the box, so she finally accepted it. “You know, I’m going to stay in my box and I’m going to do it really f***ing well,” she says, while bravely facing criticism rolled her way.
Criticisms against Paige Spiranac by the media
In 2016, when Paige Spiranac was selected as the cover girl of Golf Digest, ESPN personality Sarah Spain criticized the magazine by saying that she doesn’t give many props to Golf Digest. But that she will give them props to make sense to have this, what she called, a total nobody on their cover.
This is not the first time that a public person in the golf industry has called out the 30-year-old for not making any significant contribution to golf and using her sexy avatar to gain likes. But Spiranac doesn’t pay heed to it and continues her journey.