Golfer Paige Spiranac is the latest woman to be added to the 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue.
Spiranac played college golf at San Diego State and became an internet sensation thanks to her trick shot videos and smoking hot Instagram account, so it’s no surprise that she no finds herself as one of many athletes to find themselves featured in the annual SI Swimsuit issue.
She also spent a brief time on the LPGA Tour.
Now, Spiranac is an ambassador for the anti-cyber bullying organization Cybersmile, where she draws from her own personal experiences. The 24 year old was announced as the latest addition to the 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit on Tuesday.
“I’m so honored and humbled to be included. I’m still shocked to be completely honest. But they stand for everything I believe in, which is empowerment of women, body positivity, being able to love yourself for who you are,” Spiranac told Golf.com about her decision to pose for the magazine.
“They allow women to feel sexy if they want to feel sexy no matter what they look like or what size they are. I think that’s an attitude that everyone should have.”
You can check out video of Spiranac’s photoshoot and a brief interview from Sports Illustrated where she discusses her journey and cyber-bullying below:
Other members of the SI Swimsuit 2018 Rookie Class are Jasmyn Wilkins — daughter of former NBA player Gerald Wilkins, who played for the New York Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Vancouver Grizzlies and Orlando Magic during his career which spanned nearly a decade and a half — Chase Carter, Robin Holzken, Sailor Brinkley Cook, Alexis Ren, Raven Lyn, Georgia Gibbs, Kate Wasely and Anne De Paula.
The 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue is set to hit newsstands in just over a week.
Stay tuned for the latest additions to the annual issue in the coming days as Sports Illustrated continues to roll out its star-studded cast of models and athletes ahead of the big reveal.