It’s been a year since we last spoke to Paige Spiranac, the pro-golfing social media sensation who’s shaking up the sporting scene.
Since her professional debut last year at the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters, the 23-year-old has been through a series of highs and lows – in a particular, a battle with depression following some vicious cyber bullying after the tournament.
However, it seems Paige is back and as bushy-tailed as ever.
We managed to nab the golf pro for a quick chat before the tournament kicked off, where we chatted about life, golf and her beauty and workout routine.
She also schooled us on the green with a lesson.
Here’s the interview:
Aside from having made it well-known that she’s a serious golfer over the past year (and believe us, she is) – Paige has put her platform to good use, using the full force of her huge social media following to highlight the issue of cyber-bullying.
At a press conference on Monday, an emotional Paige spoke out against her internet tormentors, saying: “I think it’s really important. I think people need to see how much it actually does affect me, and the things they call me.
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“Teenage suicide rates are up right now, and they think it’s because of cyber bullying. So if I can share my story and I’m OK with being emotional about it and I’m okay with kind of expressing what happened to me, because people don’t realise how hard it was…
“People don’t see that side of it. I think it’s really, really important to share that with everyone.”
Despite a touching interview that saw Paige out her internet trolls, the young pro seemed chirpy and ready to tackle the Masters.
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