Paige Spiranac, a professional golfer who has amassed a large following on Instagram, has over three million followers. An injured knee forced the 12-year-old American to abandon gymnastics and take up golf instead. She has since won the Scottsdale’s Orange Tree Country Club Championship.
Before turning pro, the athlete had five junior golf championships under his belt. In magazines and on her social media profile, Paige Spiranic’s captivating photoshoots have caused controversy. Golfers and sports commentators have accused Paige of sexualizing female golf, a charge she denies.
Unaffected by the comments, Paige Spiranic commented during an interview, “When it comes to the golf industry, I know that people see me as a gimmick. I don’t think I am. If I was a guy and I had the same social following, I don’t think people would call it a gimmick.