Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Just Made An Incredible Addition To Their Team

Ford Springer | Entertainment Reporter

The 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue is shaping up to be one of the best ever, and the latest news about the upcoming issue might have sealed the deal.

Professional golfer Paige Spiranac is now set to grace the pages of the magazine and she’s already proved to be a solid addition to the team.

SI Swimsuit announced that Spiranac would be joining the team with a video from her photo shoot with the magazine that was posted to their Instagram account Tuesday morning.

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“Meet the first athlete of #SISwim 2018, @_paige.renee! She’s using her platform as an #SISwim model to fight cyberbullying and we couldn’t be more proud to welcome her into the family,” SI Swimsuit wrote in the post. (SLIDESHOW: 16 Of Paige Spiranac’s Sexiest Shots On The Course)

Spiranac joins a long list of professional athletes to pose for the annual Swimsuit Issue, including pro skier Lindsay Vonn, pro tennis player Caroline Wozniacki, pro surfer Anastasia Ashley and United States women’s soccer star Alex Morgan.

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Spiranac also announced the news to her 1.3 million Instagram followers with a heartfelt post about what it means for her to be featured in the magazine. (RELATED: Paige Spiranac Wrecks Twitter Troll In Epic Fashion)

“This was such a hard secret to keep! But I’m so honored and humbled to be included in #SISwim 2018! This issue is about self-love, empowering women, body positivity, and encouraging everyone to be kind,” Spiranac wrote.

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“Women face so much pressure every. single. day. to look, act, and talk a certain way, and it is so difficult trying to figure out what you ‘can’ and ‘should’ be. It’s taken a long time, but I’m proud of my body! I’m proud of who I am! I’m proud that I can be strong, smart, AND sexy!”

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The 24-year-old golfer is just the first of an undisclosed number of athletes who will appear in the upcoming issue. We’ll just have to wait and see who else will join her.

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Ford Springer

Entertainment Reporter
  

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