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Paige Woolen in Bathing Suit is "in My Overwhelmed Era"

Here’s how she stays in shape.

Paige Woolen is a model. She's an influencer. And she's the brains behind the Dudes In DMs Instagram account. Woolen shares a lot of stunning photos on her Instagram account. Recently, she posted a new set of photos of herself in a burnt orange two-piece swimsuit. Woolen captioned the post, "In my overwhelmed era." How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Paige Woolen stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!


She Builds Confidence


Woolen opened up about her career as a model and influencer in an interview with She says that she does things to build her self-confidence in order to help with her career. "I think we get so attached to seeing this essentially flawless version of ourselves that it's hard to hold a boundary. I say daily affirmations to myself in the mirror when I wake up, and I won't check social media for an hour before bed. Having a routine to get your brain out of the social-media bubble is extremely important."


She Uses Social Media As A Break


Social media isn't just a job for Woolen. She tells that it is also a way of helping with her career. "Modeling is such an interesting job for exactly those reasons. When you're doing a 'job' for someone else and they're paying you, their idea of how you look can quickly become everything to you. It can really mess with your brain and your self-image. That's why I find so much value in social media. On my Instagram or TikTok, I can look any way that I choose, I can say what I want—and that's ultimate control and empowerment."


She Wants To Help Others


Woolen revealed her reasons for creating Dudes In The DM to She says that she wants to help other women, and is willing to face the harassment because of this. "I absolutely faced internal conflict after exposing men to their partners, but only briefly, and the conflict wasn't morally based. When the story first went viral, I was shocked at how much hate I was getting (mostly from men). I was called a rat; I received death threats. People were even saying I should be arrested. Naturally, I panicked. But after the initial shock settled and I reread the messages from the women I helped, I knew I had done the right thing. People who bully or cheat want to be kept in the dark. They don't want the truth to come out, and it angers them when they could possibly be exposed. There were a ton of accounts posting my photos and warning men about me. There were men claiming they are the true victims. But if you're not being shady, you have nothing to worry about."


She's Transparent


Woolen tells that she is transparent on social media about using filters and getting plastic surgery. She says that she doesn't want people to follow beauty standards or feel pressure. "I am as open about plastic surgery as I am about filters. We live in a world where literally anything is possible! You can alter anything on your body that you aren't happy with. I recently got all the fat sucked out of my body and then shoved in my butt. That's insane!"


She Values Kindness

Paige Woolen/Instagram

Woolen shared what she values in a person, specifically a romantic partner, to Maxim. "True kindness. I think being kind is overlooked these days especially in the wake of social media. You can tell what someone has or what they look like but you're unable to see who they truly are when the mask is off."

Anna Bechtel
Anna Bechtel is a freelance writer currently based in Hamden, CT. Read more
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