Living the life of a celebrity and a sports figure is one many people dream of. The life of a star has it’s perks and benefits, no doubt about it. But it also comes with a price to pay and sacrifices to be made.
Recently, we got the chance to sit down with Paige Spiranac and chat about the peaks and valleys of her life in the limelight. From professional golfer to influencer and beyond. Paige has had her share of memorable moments. According to Paige, here are her best and worst moments.
Paige Spiranac’s Best & Worst Moments as a Golf Personality
Paige Spiranac, a former professional golfer is one of the most famous golf personalities. With over 306K subscribers on youtube, 706K twitter followers, as well as 3.7M followers on Instagram. According to GolfMagic, She has overtaken golf legends and stars, including Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, and Rory McIlroy, to take the top spot as most followed golfer.
Although many disputed the list – Paige brushed off the resentment in her most famous style;
Best Moments According to Paige Spiranac
1. Inspiring others
“The best part of my job is being able to connect with so many people around the world. I’ve had some amazing interactions with my followers who share stories about how I helped them with their mental health or parents talking about how I got their daughters into golf.”
“I played this event in Tahoe which was male-dominated. I was 1 of only 4 women playing. There were these two little girls out on the course who I ended up taking a picture with. The next day their grandfather was my walking scorer and said the little girls are dying to play golf now because of that moment. It meant a lot.”
2. Free Stuff
“I’m so lucky I get to work with so many cool companies and I get to play around with their products.”
“I really value this aspect of my job, especially as someone who struggled financially at times growing up and not having clubs and golf accessories accessible to me.”
“I don’t take it for granted and it’s also made me a better influencer. I only promote products I absolutely love and stand by because I know people save up to buy new clubs or golf accessories so I want only to give them the best options out there.”Paige Spirinac
“Travel is a luxury that I’m fortunate enough to be able to do often for work. I get to always see new places and meet new people.”
Paige’s 3 Worst Moments
“Traveling. It’s the best and also one of the worst. Traveling is draining and this year I’ve spent so much time on the plane. It’s hard living out of a suitcase and never feeling settled.”
“The hate. I’m a public figure which means anyone can comment on every aspect of my life, my opinions, my content, and my body.”
“I’ve developed some thick skin and spent so much money on therapy to help me cope. I’m used to it now but there are times that it’s pretty intense where it will still get to me.”Paige Spirinac
“Stalkers, blackmail, lack of privacy. I went through a stretch this year where I was afraid to leave my house and was quite uncomfortable going in public. I didn’t feel like I could live a normal life anymore. I went to a wedding after a stressful work trip and wanted to let loose. I was pounding some shots and having a great time until I noticed 4 guys videotaping me and taking pictures.”Paige Spirinac
“I just wanted to disconnect from my work life but I wasn’t able to do that. Not only am I not able to disconnect but I’m looking over my shoulder every two seconds because we’ve had some scary security issues. I’ve had to beef up my team big time and I feel better but it’s something I never thought I’d have to deal with.”