Paige Spiranac claps back at fat-shamers, says she has gained weight as she's ‘happiest I ever been’
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN: Golf pin-up girl Paige Spiranac recently called out trollers who fat-shamed her following her TV appearance at a baseball game.
The fat-shamers attacked the golf influencer after she threw the ceremonial pitch before the game between New York Yankees and Milwaukee Brewers at American Family Field on Friday, September 16. The influencer pitched to Brewers’ left-fielder Christian Yelich. For the unversed, ceremonial pitch is a traditional baseball custom in which a guest throws the pitch as a signal to kick-start the game.
Spiranac appeared excited to throw the ball as it was her first time pitching at a professional game. But her excitement soon turned into trauma after trollers fat-shamed her for her appearance at the game. "People were absolutely roasting me. And this was after a video I posted a couple of days prior where people were fat shaming me. I’ve been called fat before from trolls but not at this level...” Paige said during the latest episode of her podcast 'Playing a Round'.
A great ceremonial first drive at @xgolfamfamfield yesterday, a perfect ceremonial first pitch today! What can’t @PaigeSpiranac do?— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) September 17, 2022
She’ll be signing autographs for Brewers fans at X-Golf on the Club Level soon. Stop by to say, “Hi!” pic.twitter.com/ltVGEeEBIi
"Here are some of the comments: 'Not that cute from this video she looks like a disgusting pig', ‘You know the reality somewhere between the sexiest woman alive and a fat washed-up whale’, 'she’s getting chunky’, 'she’s getting fat’."
She continued, "'Looks like she got some fillers injected before the game she can be on the next episode of botched’, 'talk about a butter face', 'brave of her to show up looking like a fat disgusting pig’."
Paige donned a sporty outfit for her appearance at the game. She wore navy blue skinny jeans and a white tank top which was layered with a Brewers' jersey.
Further in the podcast, the former pro golfer revealed that she has no idea of how to deal with trollers. She admitted that she has gained a little body weight but her weight gain was down to her feeling the happiest she had ever been.
She added, "I am the happiest I feel like I've ever been and that is probably why I have gained a little weight."
However, this is not the first time when Paige has opened up about dealing with fat-shammers and online abusers. About just a week ago, Paige revealed that she deleted dozens of comments under her latest golfing video. "Honestly, the amount of men calling me 'fat' on this post is next level lol. I've had to delete so many comments which I almost never do," Spiranac wrote in a now-expired Instagram Story.
The pro-golfer turned influencer has managed to garner more than 3.6 million followers on her Instagram, where she regularly posts snaps and videos for fans. "Changing my mentality around working out to make it a more positive experience," Spiranac added while posting a comment box for her followers to share their own experiences.
"I know I have a male dominated audience and wanted to open up the floor to hear about your experiences with body insecurities," she wrote. "I don't think it's talked about enough how men are also body shamed. We all feel the pressure to look a certain way."