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Golfer Paige Spiranac to Appear in 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue (VIDEO + PICS)
Golfer Paige Spiranac is the latest professional athlete to appear in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Spiranac will appear in the pages of the 2018 edition, set to hit newsstands next week. She joins the likes of Ronda Rousey, Alex Morgan, Maria Sharapova, Caroline Wozniacki, Anastasia Ashley, Serena Williams, and a host of other female athletes who have tried their hands at modelling for SI.
Spiranac, 24, played golf at Arizona and San Diego State before a brief stint with the LPGA. However, she’s probably more famous for being unbelievably attractive, which is one of the main reasons she has 1.3 million followers on Instagram.
This was such a hard secret to keep! But I’m so honored and humbled to be included in #SISwim 2018! This issue is about self-love, empowering women, body positivity, and encouraging everyone to be kind. Women face so much pressure every. single. day. to look, act, and talk a certain way, and it is so difficult trying to figure out what you “can” and “should” be. It’s taken a long time, but I’m proud of my body! I’m proud of who I am! I’m proud that I can be strong, smart, AND sexy! SI Swim embraces ALL women, no matter what, and just wants them to feel loved. You should feel loved and powerful and unapologetically YOU! And don’t let ANYONE tell you that you’re not perfect just the way you are. Thank you to @mj_day and the whole team for believing in me and letting me share my story. You’ve changed my outlook on life and let me know it’s okay to love my body❤️ #siswim
Interestingly, Spiranac is using her appearance in the magazine as a platform to speak out against cyberbullying. Though she obviously has her fans, Spiranac has also been the target of a lot of hatred from people who don’t think she should show off her curves while playing golf.
Recently she’s been using her social media presence to raise awareness for Cybersmile, an anti-cyberbullying organization. Here she is talking about her experiences with cyberbullying:
Something tells me Paige Spiranac’s spread is going to be pretty popular.
Hat Tip – [Sports Illustrated]