‘I need it to make money’: Golf babe Spiranac hits back at critics telling her to cover up and admits her ‘job is on social media’
Self-described "Insta golf girl" Spiranac told her audience on Instagram, where she has almost three million followers, to "raise your hand if social media gets you down sometimes."
The 27-year-old contends with a torrent of responses online, many of which are from admirers of her glamorous photos and videos in tight and scantily-clad outfits.
"It’s hard seeing people being more successful than you, happier than you, looking the way you want to look," she confessed to the surprise of fans who do not have vast followings or make their incomes from the platforms.
I’m best known for two reasons really...my golf tips and swing— Paige Spiranac (@PaigeSpiranac) January 26, 2021
"I love being on here for many reasons and the good always outweighs the bad but there are days where it crushes my confidence. My anxiety spirals when I start comparing myself to other people."
When one response suggested that Spiranac could improve the issue by spending less time online, she revealed that she was handling the "digital media" for a betting company alongside her endorsements and other earnings.
"My job is on social media so I do need it to make money," replied the American.
PointsBet has hired @PaigeSpiranac to be the on-air talent for the sportsbook as well as to take on a big role on their digital media team. Spiranac has more than 2.9 million followers on Instagram. pic.twitter.com/oVV3i9AfvI— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) January 26, 2021
An odd photo choice for a job announcement, eh Darren?— drew bahen (@DrewB804) January 26, 2021
That’s the most conservative picture I have😂— Paige Spiranac (@PaigeSpiranac) January 26, 2021
"I tend to be on my phone a lot because of that reason, so I actively try to put it down at a certain hour so I can disconnect."
Spiranac fired back at a comment telling her to "put some clothes on, for god's sake" by telling her critic "I'm wearing clothes", and asked one that accused her of showing off: "Who cares if I do?"
Others pointed out that she had used the heartfelt post to promote a Cannabidiol product, causing Spiranac to retort that she "just wanted to share that because it’s helped me and had helped a lot of other people."
For all her apparent misgivings about social media, one of Spiranac's tips for feeling better involved adding to her prolific pile of crowd-pleasing self-portraits.
"Put your favorite outfit on and maybe take a selfie or two. It’s OK to hype yourself up."Also on rt.com ‘It happens every day in my DMs’: Golf stunner Paige Spiranac slams disgraced baseball boss Jared Porter over ‘d*ck pic’ scandal