Paige Spiranac is one of several notable athletes to have posed for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue.
The former collegiate golfer turned sports media personality has built up a massive following on social media. Spiranac, who played collegiately at the University of Arizona and San Diego State University, has more than 3 million followers on Instagram and more than 400,000 followers on Twitter.
Back in 2018, Spiranac took part in the iconic Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. The 2021 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue recently hit newsstands, with tennis star Naomi Osaka on the cover.
Over the years, Spiranac has shared some of her favorite shots from her shoot with Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. Spiranac said she was in “disbelief” when she saw the official photos from her shoot.
“I’ve been a fan for such a long time and I never thought in my wildest dreams that I would get the opportunity to be a part of the SI Swimsuit family. I get chills every time I think about it. So yes, it’s still that hard to believe and I’m still in disbelief!” she told SI Swim.
— Paige Spiranac (@PaigeSpiranac) February 13, 2018
Spiranac has faced some criticism from the traditional golf world over the years, but she’s staying true to herself.
You can view Spiranac’s entire shoot with the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue here.