Instagram golf sensation Paige Spiranac opens up on cyber bullying in lead up to LET Tour debut: ‘I didn’t want to live anymore’
Professional golfer and social media sensation Paige Spiranac has given a brutally honest account of her LET Tour debut, admitting the online hate drove her to a point where she ‘didn’t want to live anymore.’
The American, who has over 1.3million Instagram followers, was invited to compete in the Dubai Ladies Masters two years ago and make her first start as a professional.
However, what was supposed to be a huge week of personal achievement quickly turned into a nightmare.
The 24-year-old, who became a Sports Illustrated swimwear model on Tuesday, spent the time leading up to the tournament in floods of tears, afraid to leave her hotel room.
‘I was sitting in the bathroom just balling and was like ‘I don’t want to go through this pain, this feel of helplessness. Being alone. Scared,’ she revealed in an interview on Tuesday.
‘I said I never wanted anyone to feel the way I felt in that moment. How scared I was. How helpless I felt in that I was bullied so bad to the point that I didn’t want to live anymore.’
The professional golfer has earned fame through modelling on her Instagram account
The 24-year-old American shows off her lifestyle on and off the course in glamorous pictures
‘People of all walks of life are cyber-bullied every single day and that’s not okay,’ Spiranic, who is is a cyber bulling ambassador for a non-profit organisation called Cyberspace, continued.
‘It’s time we start supporting the victims instead of telling them to delete social media or ignore the hate.
‘It’s time we made a difference, so I’ve dedicated a significant portion of my time to helping others.’
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