Paige Spiranac isn’t only the hottest star as far as social media is concerned.
The golfing beauty has long been on Maxim’s radar and now tops its Hot 100 list – making her the first athlete to take the No.1 spot.
Spiranac beat out the likes of Megan Fox, Kylie Jenner, Ana de Armas, Olivia Rodrigo and Nicki Minaj to take the title of Sexiest Woman Alive and cover the magazine’s annual issue.
“I am so honored by being named the sexiest woman alive by @maximmag this year!,” she wrote in a post. “When I got the call I kept asking them, ‘Are you sure?’ because I was truly in disbelief.”
Spiranac also added that she may have broke Instagram because her first post had vanished.
“To me being sexy is about confidence and feeling comfortable in your own skin,” she wrote. “I’ve always tried to stay true to myself though out my unconventional path and now I’m so proud to be following so many amazing women who carried the title in years before me.”
The sexy photos were taken by NYC photographer Gilles Bensimon.
“My business has been so successful because of the amazing community of people in my social media accounts,” she explained to the magazine, noting the difference between a community versus a following. “I take the time to respond to everyone. Whether it’s positive or negative, I’ll DM you back.”
“When I first started posting, I showed my failure and the things people weren’t discussing, mental health, failure on the golf course,” Spiranac said.
“The community I’ve built, they know me,” she continued. “Even the people who hate me, in the beginning it rattled me, but now I have fun with it. I think my skin is thicker. I know how to handle it.”
Spiranac later joked, “I’m happy with how everything turned out. I wish I played golf at a higher level and accomplished more, but I wouldn’t trade this for the world.”