Paige Spiranac opens up on size, fat-shaming and being "a loser"

Paige Spiranac has opened up on her "failed" pro career, being "fat-shamed" and how men would only date her for free golf lessons in her latest Insta Q&A. 

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Tue, 4 Oct 2022
Paige Spiranac opens up on size, fat-shaming and being "a loser"

Paige Spiranac says she "still feels like a failure" as she didn't fully succeed in professional golf as she opened up on a variety of topics in her latest Instagram Q&A. 

The social media influencer addressed a number of subjects including being "fat-shamed", how she has dealt with low self-esteem issues, her "failed" pro career and how men would only date her for free golf lessons lessons. 

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There was of course some humour as Paige - who roasted Bryson DeChambeau last week -  joked when asked about how important size is she responded: "So, we're talking about size. I mean, it's weird that you would ask about my shoe size but I'm a 7.5." 

Addressing guys dating her just to get help with their golf game, she said: "This is so true that it hurts and no-one believes me.

"But in college, I had no game but I played golf. So that was my way in but the problem was they didn't want to date me, they wanted to use me for my golf lessons, free golf lessons, free golf balls, free clubs, whatever it may be and it actually happened after college too."

She added: "There was this one guy, specifically, who had a girlfriend - I didn't know he had a girlfriend - and we would go to the driving range every single day for hours and I was like, we're really hitting it off, we're vibing [and] we're taking it slow obviously because he had no physical interest in me and he's like, "Yeah, I have a girlfriend, but can we keep up these lessons up because I've dropped 10 shots on my score." 

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Asked whether she felt lost transitioning from professional golf to a career in social media, she said: "Yes, because I felt like a quitter, a loser, a failure, like all of the above. 

"It was really hard to just realise that that maybe playing golf professionally just wasn't for me because I was not happy at all and this is a much better path for me but I had to give that up and I sacrificed so much in my life for golf and it was hard to say the least and I still feel like a failure because I didn't fully make it."

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