EX-GOLFER Paige Spiranac has revealed the extent of the bullying she suffered as a child.
Spiranac, 29, has been named as Maxim's "Sexiest Woman Alive" in their 2022 list.
But the former golf pro has revealed how growing up she was a social pariah due to being asthmatic and suffering from a scalp condition.
The latter made her hair fall out and as such she was bullied mercilessly by her classmates.
She revealed to Maxim: "Kids bullied me for [the hair condition]. I got into gymnastics, which is highly competitive.
"The girls were vicious. They would spit in my drink.
"I remember I brought in cake for my birthday and they all threw it out in front of me.
"I looked at my parents, like, ‘I don’t know."
Paige was a promising gymnast growing up and reportedly had aspirations of going to the Olympics.
But her career was cut short before it could really begin due to injury, with Paige suffering TWO broken kneecaps.
And when her dad took her to the driving range and let her try out golf, she was hooked.
She continued:"I fell in love with [golf] instantly.
"My parents always said put everything you have into it, or otherwise get a job."
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Spiranac spent a year as a golf pro from December 2015 to December 2016.
She's spoken out about the early stages of her career, where she was reduced to tears on the eve of her maiden European Tour round.
And she's openly admitted that her golf career didn't quite go as planned after a positive start.
Paige continued: "I think I had a better junior golf career than I did a college career.
"I didn’t live up to the expectations I had or my coaches had. I’m athletically gifted and physically gifted and everyone could see I was talented.
"But mentally I didn’t have enough time to develop, and was always being pushed to the next level."
She said: "I’ve been bullied my entire life. I get slut shamed, I get harassed, I get death threats for wearing the stuff that I do.
"No on ever looks at the person I am or the good work that I do.
"People say these things and think they’re funny or it has no affect on that person and think words don’t mean anything but words cut deep, they really do."