Former professional golfer turned sports media personality Paige Spiranac added a new job to her resume a couple of years ago: swimsuit model.
The former University of Arizona and San Diego State golfer posed for the iconic Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue in 2018.
Spiranac, who is the most followed “golfer” on social media, said she was in “disbelief” over posing for the magazine.
“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.
Spiranac, who has built one of the biggest social media followings in all of golf, has shared some of her favorite shots on Instagram, as well.
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit took to Twitter to share some of their favorite photos of Spiranac, too.
— Sports Illustrated Swimsuit (@SI_Swimsuit) January 4, 2020
Spiranac is part of an impressive list of athletes to pose for the issue. Alex Morgan, Genie Bouchard, Lindsey Vonn, Danica Patrick and Maria Sharapova, among others, have all posed for the issue over the years.
Photos from the 2021 edition of the magazine can be seen online here.