PAIGE SPIRANAC was named Sexiest Woman Alive in 2022.
The 29-year-old golfing beauty has amassed a huge following on social media over the past few years and hosts a hit podcast called Playing A Round.
Spiranac was briefly a professional player between 2015 and 2016, competing for San Diego State and Arizona University.
Known for her glamorous looks on the links, she has championed women’s right to dress the way they choose.
And now she’s been honored by Maxim as the “Sexiest Woman Alive,” sharing the big news with her 3.3 million Instagram followers.
Paige wrote: “I am so honored to have been named the sexiest woman alive [Maxim] this year!
“When I got the call, I kept asking her, ‘Are you sure?’ because I was really incredulous.
“For me, being sexy means having confidence and being comfortable in your own skin.
“I’ve always tried to stay true to my unconventional path and now I’m so proud to follow so many great women who held the title years before me.
“Thanks again [Maxim] for this moment and [for] these beautiful pictures. Now let’s celebrate.”
Paige’s post was accompanied by a stunning series of almost topless photos of her relaxing on the beach in a variety of outfits.
Spiranac’s rise from virtual unknown to one of the most marketable female athletes out there has been rapid.
“MY LIFE CHANGED COMPLETELY”
She rose to fame at just 22 years old after an article about her swing, looks and golf outfits went viral.
Paige revealed how her world was turned upside down by the inside information, and promotional offers soon rolled in.
Spiranac said to Maxim: “[I received] lyrics [from friends] about Dan Regester, a writer at Total Frat Move.
“He found me on Instagram and wrote me a love letter that went viral.
“That’s how my whole career started. I went from 500 followers to 100,000 followers overnight.
“My life changed completely in the blink of an eye.”
Known for her stunning on-pitch outfits, Paige is also passionate about helping fans improve their game.
She regularly posts tips and tricks on her social channels, with budding stars turning to the former pro for swing advice.
Paige has lashed out at those who claim she wears too little and shows too much skin for the conservative golfing world.
Spiranac continued: “People say [I’m] Encouraging women to show their assets or wear less to get more engagement online.
“My message is wear what you want to wear”.
The Colorado native revealed that throughout her time in the golfing world, she has struggled with prejudice from others.
And she recently revealed how a decal of a moody “Golf Karen” left her in tears.
“LIVING FOR THIS DRAMA”
The golfing beauty told her podcast fans, “She walks right up to me, pulls me in the parking lot and says, ‘Woman to woman, you need to hear this.
“You look cute but that’s highly inappropriate, we have rules here and you can’t wear that outfit.
“She was so condescending and so rude to me.
“She talked to me like I’d never been on a golf course and like I wasn’t rich enough to know those rules and I was just a stupid young girl who looks crappy on the golf course.
“I’ve just been out there minding my own business and she makes a point of making me feel so small.
“It was one of the most traumatizing experiences I’ve had on a golf course in a long time.
“I literally cried the whole way home.”
Paige’s title comes after a busy month for the golf star, who has been highly critical of the new Saudi-backed LIV Tour.
She slammed both Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson for turning their backs on the PGA Tour.
And after Rory McIlroy came out to slam the Greg Norman-led event, she publicly backed the Northern Irishman.
Paige tweeted: “Rory is dodgy about Greg Norman and says he has one win more than him.
“I live for this drama … I’ll be here all week.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/5575772/paige-spiranac-sexiest-woman-alive-topless/ Paige Spiranac was named Sexiest Woman Alive on Maxim’s 2022 Hot 100 when the golf babe revealed it all in a topless photoshoot