The 27-year-old Paige Spiranac is used to turning heads as a professional golfer and has since become a worldwide social media celebrity practically overnight. Originally creating accounts only to post trick-shot videos, she has over 2.5 million followers on Instagram. She is a professional golf player, social media personality, and an online influencer – but there’s a lot more to the talented and beautiful Spiranac than what meets the eye. Read on to discover why the world of golf is now obsessed with Paige Spiranac.
1. From Athletic Beginnings
Paige Spiranac was born on March 26, 1993, in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. For her, being athletic is just something that runs in the family. Her mother, Annette Spiranac, was a professional ballerina known for her astonishing turns and twirls across the dance floor. Her father, Dan Spiranac, was a college football star who played at the University of Pittsburgh. He later played for the Carolina Panthers and helped them to win a national championship in 1976.
With athletic parents, it makes a lot of sense that they raised two athletic children. Their first daughter, Lexie Spiranac, attended Stanford University by scoring an athletic scholarship and competed in track and field. Their second child, Paige, pursued a career as a professional golfer.
2. She Was Bullied A Lot Growing Up
When Spiranac was growing up, she experienced severe bullying due to her rare scalp condition that made it difficult for her to grow hair on her head. Due to her condition, she was often bullied by her peers. Additionally, Paige suffered from severe asthma, even having to get rushed from school to the hospital during serious episodes.
Due to her rare scalp condition, she wore her hair in a short bowl cut often causing her to be mistaken as a boy. She struggled a lot with the condition and asthma and, to make matters worse, her classmates didn’t support her as well. Instead, they used to throw rocks at her during recess and nobody liked sitting with her.