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Paige Spiranac edges Tiger Woods to be most followed golfer on Instagram

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Paige Spiranac didn’t just capture the Sexiest Woman Alive title this year, she is also the most followed golfer on Instagram.

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The femme fatale of the fairway pipped Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson and other links luminaries to capture top prize from Golf Magic.

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With more than three million Instagram followers, Spiranac, 29, shot to fame using a combination of cheesecake and golf savvy on social media and on her podcast.

Golf star Paige Spiranac covers Maxims 2022 Hot 100 issue. Photo by Maxim /Instagram

On Friday, she quipped of her success: “This just in. Men like golf and boobs.”

A former professional golfer herself, Spiranac remains passionate about the sport and has transformed herself from duffer to social media dynamo. She shares photos and videos of her adventures to her throng of fans.

Social media personality Paige Spiranac hits from the sand during the second round of the PGA TOUR Champions Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge on April 27, 2019 in Ridgedale, Missouri.
Social media personality Paige Spiranac hits from the sand during the second round of the PGA TOUR Champions Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge on April 27, 2019 in Ridgedale, Missouri. Photo by Matt Sullivan /Getty Images

But recently, the light-hearted golfer has extended her purview beyond the golf course with social issues like body image. In September, she said trolls slammed her about her weight and asked fans to share their experiences,

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“Whenever I just have this gut feeling that I need to say something, I do. I never overthink it, I never second-guess myself. With the body-shaming issue, I felt really sad and icky about it and I knew I had to say something and I’m so happy that I did,” Spiranac told the New York Post in September.

Paige Spiranac of the United States in action during the pro-am as a preview for the 2015 Omega Dubai Ladies Masters on the Majlis Course at The Emirates Golf Club on December 8, 2015 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Paige Spiranac of the United States in action during the pro-am as a preview for the 2015 Omega Dubai Ladies Masters on the Majlis Course at The Emirates Golf Club on December 8, 2015 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Photo by David Cannon /Getty Images

“The feedback was incredible, it was the most feedback I’ve ever received on a Story.”

She added that her community of supporters helped get her through it.

Paige Spiranac took to Twitter to defend her multitude of cleavage photos.
Paige Spiranac took to Twitter to defend her multitude of cleavage photos. Photo by PAIGE RENEE /INSTAGRAM

“I’ve built so much trust with my followers that they feel really comfortable opening up to me and it’s really been a positive community. I’m happy that I have them, and I think, hopefully, that they’re happy that they have someone they can talk to as well,” she said.

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