If you’ve ever seen one of those articles that focus on the looks of gorgeous female golfers, you’ve likely run into photos of Paige Spiranac. She was just named “Sexiest Woman Alive” by Maxim, so those photos have been hard to avoid lately.
The sporty blonde is one of the most photogenic golfers ever to hit the links, if “photogenic” is the right word for it, and it’s not exactly surprising that she’s almost certainly the most popular golfer on social media, even though it’s been a while since she played a round professionally.
Given her looks, it was only a matter of time before Spiranac busted out, popularity-wise, so let’s take a deeper dive into her journey to see how it all played out.
The Colorado native was born in Wheat Ridge in 1993, but she was destined to be a California girl. She got her degree in communications from the University of Communication.
Her interest in golf developed early, and for a time Spiranac was actually fairly serious about it. She cites her victory in the 100th Colorado Women’s Golf Association Match Play Championship as a turning point, after which her phone blew up messages on social media.
The Golf Blow-Up
The catalyst was a writer at Total Frat Move who found her photos and wrote her a love letter that went viral, boosting her number of followers from 500 to 100,000.
The early focus was on her golf game, but Spiranac was also inundated with endorsement offers, and when she finished 101st out of a field of 107, her path became increasingly obvious.
Spiranac made her physical assets just as obvious, donning a series of outfits that forced the LPGA to institute a dress code that addressed her risqué outfits that featured short skirts and plunging necklines.
Her career as a pro golfer has petered out, but Spiranac isn’t exactly hurting for income or things to do. She’s partnered up with several golf equipment and apparel firms, along with mainstream brands that view her as a modeling gold mine waiting to happen.
She also hosts her own podcast, “Playing a Round with Paige Renee,” and Spiranac has done a lot of advocacy work to prevent bullying, which she says was a serious issue for her dating back to her time as a gymnast in high school.
Spiranac seems to have mixed feelings about her reputation as a model, but it does help add more zeros to her bank account.
Net Worth and Personal Life
Spiranac’s eye-catching photos have drawn plenty of questions about how much her legion of followers – male especially, of course – have translated into her net worth.
Paige Spiranac has a net worth of $3 million as of 2023. That number should grow exponentially as she continues to capitalize on her modeling opportunities. She reportedly gets $14,000 for each sponsored Instagram post, which will obviously pay the bills and then some.
Naturally, male followers are curious about Spiranac’s marital status. She was married to her long-term sweetheart and athletic trainer, Steven Tinoco, but several months ago Spiranac announced that she was no longer married.