Paige Spiranac sure gets the last laugh when it comes to her critics.
In a new profile for Golf Digest, the self-described “OG Insta golf girl” reflects on the challenges and past triumphs during her journey to becoming one of the biggest influencers on the planet, saying in part, “My career has become an ‘F-all of you to everyone’.”
“It was powerful to go into a room and you know the platform I’ve built and the influence I have, and it’s not just because of my body; It’s my brain, who I am as a person, the whole package,” said Spiranac, who has nearly four million followers on Instagram.
“I never wanted to be an influencer. Now I’m so influential they can’t ignore me.”
With her growing profile and online empire, which includes her exclusive site, OnlyPaige, and her podcast, “Playing A Round,” Spiranac, 30, has one thing in mind when it comes to creating engaging content.
“[It’s] It’s supposed to be fun.” “I have created this alter ego where I project the most ridiculous and exaggerated version of myself.”
While many are drawn out of Spiranac’s hilarious bits, there are the occasional trolls who act maliciously online — the behavior of the golf sensation, 30, can’t get around her head.
“I was at the lowest point in my life, I was self-conscious and uncomfortable, I hated the skin I was in, I had never looked at someone online and was like, you know what, I’m going to bring them down,” she said.
Despite unsolicited comments from some, it won’t stop Spiranac’s mission of smashing golf’s tough hurdles.
“At the end of the day, most people won’t be able to play Pebble Beach or Augusta National,” she said.
“We should lower golf a bit, make it more accessible to people who don’t have endless income to spend on a hobby.”
While Spiranac’s star continues to rise beyond social media, she simply wants to “be a breath of fresh air during this st timeline.”
“I want to make people happy,” she said.