A talented person is talented in everything. American Paige Almendariz is proof of that. She was a promising ballerina as a child, but grew up and dramatically changed her field - she chose football.
Telecomasia.net introduces you to Braga's player Paige Almendariz, the girlfriend of London Arsenal player Rob Holding.
She was a ballerina and became a footballer
Paige was born into a large family in Sacramento, California on October 19, 1997. She has four sisters, Brittney, Macy, Greta and Collette.
Brittney and Macy are professional ballet dancers in Sacramento. Paige decided to continue the dynasty and completed a five-year apprenticeship with the Crockett-Dean Ballet Company. She even became the lead ballerina and received an advanced scholarship.
Despite her potential in ballet, Paige suddenly realized in 2006 that she wanted to pursue a career in football. Her sisters tried to change her mind, but to no avail.
The American enrolled at UNLV Physical Education University to study soccer. That's where the beauty's athletic journey began.
At first, Paige played successfully for the local team, and after graduating, she was invited to join Portugal's Braga. She joined the club together with her close friend Machaela George. The footballer plays as a left back, but she doesn't appear on the field very often due to injuries.
She appears in commercials and develops a clothing brand
Aside from football, the girl is also involved in modeling, taking part in commercial shoots and promoting her own brand of sportswear.
It should be noted that Paige has more than a hundred thousand subscribers on Instagram. She shares photos from her gym and travels, as well as cute pictures with her pet - a Yorkshire terrier.
Things are going great for Paige in her personal life, too. In 2018, she met Arsenal player Rob Holding. They first met when Rob was on vacation in America.
We should mention that Paige and Rob's relationship was not all that smooth. The lovers lived in different countries, which caused them to break up for a while. But in 2021, the couple decided to give their love a second chance.
Now Rob and Paige live in perfect harmony - they travel and attend social events together. Apparently the breakup helped them realize that they can't live without each other.
Interestingly, they both play football as defenders and their uniforms are the same color - red and white.
Paige Almendaris could have followed the path of her older sisters and become a famous ballerina. But she ended up choosing a different path, both in her career and in her personal life: soccer. Let's watch the career of the young American.