Paige VanZant is used to being in the public eye, and everything that comes with that. Now, she is speaking out in a big way after letting herself go a little bit, but she’s happy and that’s all that matters.

Paige VanZant recently spoke out about being fat-shamed by trolls on social media. She is determined to use the negativity as motivation to be her authentic self, which she made very clear in an Instagram video post on Tuesday.

While taking to Instagram, Paige VanZant acknowledged that she has gained “probably 20+ pounds” and has been subjected to online bullying as a result. However, she expressed her gratitude for the experience, which has helped her to stay true to herself and to continue sharing the “real” version of herself on social media.

‼️Dear haters, I f*cked up‼️


I have been really good at putting my best self forward. Making sure the world sees the “prettiest” side of me. Where I fell short is that I never showed the true me. Until now. The truth is, yes, I have gained a lot of weight…. probably 20+ pounds but I also gained strength, power, muscle and a f*ck ton of happiness. I see every single comment on my YouTube channel about how I look pregnant, obese, fat as f*ck, and won’t be able to fit through a door soon. But one thing I have always remembered. Happy people ain’t haters and haters ain’t happy. So all you haters out there keep on commenting, you’re only growing my platform. And I promise from this day forward to show the real me, forever. The fat me, the broken me, the skinny me, and the happiest f*cking version of me I have ever been. Social media will never be real but I’ll try and be better. Anyway, check out my YouTube channel. Because I’ll be damned if I don’t continue to profit off of THE BEST HATERS IN THE WORLD. Yours in thickness – PVZ

Yes: all these were taken the exact same time and unedited. Social media is a lie.

Paige VanZant signed with AEW last March after making several appearances on Dynamite. The whole time, PVZ also kept up her lucrative side hustles, such as OnlyFans and bare-knuckle fighting.

Paige VanZant made her in-ring debut at AEW Double or Nothing last year, teaming up with Scorpio Sky and Ethan Page of American Top Team to take on Sammy Guevara, Tay Conti, and Frankie Kazarian. This marked her final appearance for AEW thus far, and she also ghosted her pro wrestling training with Gangrel.

We will have to see what Paige VanZant does next, but she will be her authentic self while doing so. PVZ makes a ton of money on her NFSW content as well, so odds are that side hustle will keep going as well.

What’s your take on Paige VanZant’s post? Sound off in the comments!

Felix Upton

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