The media star says she suffers from imposter syndrome. There’s no doubt that Paige Spiranac is arguably one of golf’s biggest stars despite retiring from the sport in 2016. Following her retirement, she carved out a successful media career rising to fame with her trick-shot social media posts on Instagram.
Over the past year, Spiranac has accumulated over 3.5 million followers on Instagram and has grown her podcast Playing-A-Round with Paige Renee. Her hard work eventually resulted in her gracing the cover of this year’s Maxim Hot 100 issue.
However, Spiranac also admits she suffers from imposter syndrome regarding her new found celebrity.
“This question is funny because it’s actually such the opposite where I have people in my life trying to build me up and make me more confident because I have self-confidence issues and imposter syndrome,” Spiranac told the New York Post.
“And so all of this that I do is actually quite hard for me because I have no confidence and I’m always doubting myself or talking down on myself, so everyone’s like, ‘stop doing that.’
“So it’s very much the opposite. I keep myself very grounded and I think sometimes I actually need to build myself up more and do the opposite because I’m my toughest critic and again, that imposter syndrome is real.”
Spiranac also stated that she’s enjoyed a great 2022 but is looking forward to an even better year in 2023.
“Life has been actually pretty good,” Spiranac said.
“Thank you for asking. Professionally, personally everything seems to finally be in order. I have done so much work in therapy to be be happy and feel fulfilled in life. And professionally I’ve been working my butt off and this is the best year I’ve had yet, which is exciting.
“But I think 2023 is going to be even better in all aspects of my life and I just feel really lucky and I want to thank you guys for always supporting and following along. I’m going on vacation soon.”