The former pro golfer was featured in the 2018 SI Swimsuit Issue.
Love comes in many forms, and that includes self-love. Earlier this month, former pro golfer Paige Spiranac shared the essential ways she prioritizes herself, from getting outside for a hot girl walk to limiting her screen time for the benefit of her mental health.
“Doing that [photo] shoot was incredibly empowering. Having MJ [Day, SI Swimsuit editor-in-chief] there to talk me through it the entire time and build me up, I’ve never been in an environment where I’ve had so many women empower me and lift me up, which is something that we preach all the time, but you don’t really see it in real life,” she said.
The Playing a Round podcast host went on to add that her time on location in Aruba—where she posed in both the desert and at the beach—was “the most confident and powerful and empowered” that she has ever felt.
That self-assured feeling comes through the gorgeous snapshots photographer James Macari captured of Spiranac at her photo shoot in Aruba.
Nearly five years later, we still can’t stop obsessing over the swimwear she wore, either. While the 29-year-old modeled a number of monochromatic bikinis and one-piece swimsuits, there are three black strappy bikinis that we still think about to this day.
Below are a trio of our favorite looks from Spiranac’s photo shoot.