Paige Spiranac has landed in the rough and we’re not talking about her on the course.
The 29-year-old former golf pro and social media star claims she was forced to delete a ton of comments on an Instagram video after many people began fat shaming her.
Spiranac posted the clip to her Instagram page on Wednesday showing her smashing a ball while dressed in a tight pink outfit.
She wrote to her 3.6 million followers: “Honestly the amount of men calling me ‘fat’ on this post is next level lol. I’ve had to delete so many comments which I almost never do.”
“I know my body is a big part of my brand and that comes with a territory, but it’s hard to maintain my ideal weight all the time for year after year. I have to work very hard in the gym and with diet. It doesn’t come naturally to me. It can be defeating when people call out my body insecurities.
“Would love to start sharing more of my fitness plan and what I eat with you all because I’m sure a lot of you feel a similar body pressure. I used to work out to look good, but now I’m trying to work out to feel food,” Spiranac continued. “Changing my mentality around working out to make it a more positive experience.”
Spiranac went on to ask her audience in a question box if they “struggle with body image.”
“I know I have a male dominated audience and wanted to open up the floor to hear about your experiences with body insecurities,” Spiranac wrote. “I don’t think it’s talked about enough how men are also body shamed. We all feel the pressure to look a certain way.”
Earlier this year, Spiranac was named the “Sexiest Woman Alive” for Maxim’s Hot 100 list.