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Paige Spiranac is calling out body shamers on social media.
Earlier this week, the model and former professional golfer, 29, said she had to delete several rude comments under her latest golfing video.
“Honestly, the number of men calling me ‘fat’ on this post is next level. I had to delete so many comments that I almost never do,” Spiranac wrote in the now-expired Instagram Story.
“I know my body is a big part of my brand and it comes with a field, but it’s hard to maintain my ideal weight year after year. I have to work very hard in the gym and with diet, ” He continued . “It doesn’t come naturally to me. It can be defeating when people call out my body’s insecurities.”
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Spiranac, who has 3.6 million followers, said she would love to start sharing more information about her fitness plan and diet for people who “feel the pressure of a similar body.” She said that she used to workout to look good and now she is working out to feel good.
Spiranac posted a comment box for his followers to share their own experiences, saying, “Changing my mindset around working to make this a more positive experience.”
“I know I have a male-dominated audience and wanted to open the floor to hear about my experiences with body insecurities,” she wrote. “I don’t think it’s enough to talk about how men are body shamed too. We all feel pressure to look a certain way.”
Spiranac later thanked his followers for supporting him and for being trusting enough to share his body’s insecurities.
“We are all more alike than different,” she said on her Instagram Story on Thursday. “I’m excited to share more of my fitness and health journey with what you hope to help! We’re in this together.”
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Back in 2018, Spiranac recalled dealing with cyberbullying early in his golfing career because of his looks.
On the eve of one of the biggest tournaments of his golf career, Spiranac stated that he had been called “the hottest golfer on the planet”, and because he received recognition for the event, not on the basis of his skill in the tournament. was invited to. , people said that she was not good enough to play, and that she was only sexually abusing the game.
“It really impressed me,” explains Spiranac Sports Illustrated those days. “I was sitting in the bathroom just screaming and it was like ‘I don’t want to go through this pain, this feeling of helplessness. Being alone. Scared.’ And I said I never wanted anyone to feel the way I felt in that moment. How scared I was. I felt so helpless that I was bullied to the point that I didn’t want to live anymore. “
She told the outlet that she hopes to spread awareness about cyberbullying so that others feel supported.
“People from all walks of life get cyberbullied every single day and that’s not okay,” Spiranac said at the time. “It’s time we started supporting victims instead of asking them to remove social media or ignore hate. It’s time we made a difference, so I’ve spent a significant portion of my time helping others.” dedicated to it.”