Olivia Dunne ADMITS experiencing difficulty striking balance between personal and professional lives with NIL growth and rigorous gymnastics schedule

Olivia Dunne has gained a large following on both Instagram and TikTok, leading to problems balancing personal and professional life.


Olivia Dunne ADMITS experiencing difficulty striking balance between personal and professional lives with NIL growth and rigorous gymnastics schedule

Olivia Dunne[Image Credit- Imago]

Olivia Dunne, known affectionately as Livvy, has acknowledged the initial challenges she faced in harmonizing her public persona with her private existence following her ascent to fame in gymnastics. Her recent interview highlighted the critical nature of maintaining equilibrium between her personal and professional sectors, with a particular emphasis on her mental well-being.

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The young gymnast, affiliated with Louisiana State University, boasts a robust following that spans millions of fans across platforms such as Instagram and TikTok. Her influence has attracted a multitude of endorsements. She collaborates with prestigious brands like Accelerator Energy Drink, Motorola, Vuori Clothing, EA Sports, Body Armour, Grubhub, Linktree, Forever 21, and American Eagle Outfitters.

On3 Sports has projected the value of her name, image, and likeness (NIL) rights to be an impressive $3.5 million. Dunne reflects on the difficulties of juggling NIL demands, especially since her sophomore year, recognizing the significance of balance since the onset of her social media fame in the summer of 2021.

Now, she has secured a better handle on managing various aspects of her life, and she credits this to the vital task of compartmentalization within her daily regimen. With a staggering social media following that surpasses 1.5 million, Dunne’s journey began with her sharing of gymnastic content on TikTok in 2020, then gradually expanded to include snapshots of her day-to-day experiences.

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How does Olivia Dunne handle hurtful remarks about her on social media?

In a chat with Elle, Olivia Dunne articulated her experiences dealing with disparaging comments as an impediment to a woman’s success. “When a woman triumphs, quite a few voices emerge,” Dunne said. She discussed the frequent discouragement women face, being told their aspirations are unachievable.

Olivia Dunne [Image Credit- Marca.com]
Olivia Dunne [Image Credit- Marca.com]

To counter this negativity and gender bias, Dunne has adopted an assertive strategy. She expressed

"While my inclination isn't to rebuke detractors directly, prevailing through continual achievement and passion for my endeavors invariably overshadows such negativity."  
Olivia Dunne interview with Elle.

Dunne acknowledged, however, a positive shift during her final collegiate year, marked by securing a complete athletic scholarship and initiating a romantic relationship with Paul Skenes. Skenes, a former LSU pitcher now signed with the MLB’s Pittsburgh Pirates, became her partner in August, the same month he affirmed their liaison.

Dunne’s relationship with the top pick in the 2023 MLB draft has certainly influenced the public perception and arguably the discourse surrounding her. Dunne observed that initial conjectures emerged, yet public photographic evidence led to widespread awareness, despite endeavors to maintain privacy.

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