“It’s still a dream come true,” Olivia Dunne gets selected as SI Swimsuit model for second consecutive time, ready to appear at 60th-anniversary edition
Olivia Dunne has a strong presence on social media and is ranked as one of the top 50 content creators on Forbes' list for 2023.
Olivia Dunne [Image Credit: NY Post]
Olivia Dunne reemerges on the scene less than twelve months following her initial appearance in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. The renowned LSU gymnast and online influencer is once again recognized as a novice for the upcoming 2024 edition. It marks the publication’s 60th anniversary.
Dunne, 21, shared on Sports Illustrated’s Instagram that nearing their sophomore year, the thrill remains unchanged from fulfilling a lifelong aspiration. She said:
It’s still a dream come true. I can’t believe I can call myself a rookie. It feels unreal.
In a recent publication, SI conveyed scenes from a photoshoot conducted in October in Porto, Portugal. LSU athlete Olivia Dunne was featured in striking poses in various swimwear amidst a picturesque lakeside setting.
Dunne’s initial engagement with the magazine earlier in the year marked her as one of the pioneering college athletes to gain recognition in its esteemed edition.
reflecting her desire to champion and solidify her impact on women’s sports. She expressed her aspirations to demonstrate that athletes, particularly women, could attain multifaceted success. As the highest-earning female athlete in the NCAA, Dunne utilized her subsequent feature to speak about her triumphs in the Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) domain.
Olivia Dunne disclosed “The Livvy Fund” for female athlete
In July, she revealed the inception of the Livvy Fund through an announcement by LSU. aiming to furnish unique opportunities to the institution’s female athletes. During her interview with a magazine, Dunne discussed her eagerness to support the growth of women’s sports.
She wants to use her partnerships with brands to help LSU’s female student-athletes succeed in making money from their name, image, and likeness opportunities.
Undoubtedly, Olivia Dunne stands as a paragon for numerous women aspiring to self-empowerment, transcending the realms of athletics and style. Presently in her senior year at LSU, the heightened publicity surrounding Dunne necessitates the accompaniment of a security escort.
She reflected on her collegiate experience in an interview, relaying gratitude for the learning curve provided by her newfound recognition. Despite challenges, the past year has emerged as exceptionally gratifying and testing for Dunne. Feeling the gaze of numerous spectators was a novel sensation that, albeit unexpected, she found enjoyable.
Currently, Dunne is dating a baseball player named Paul Skenes. As per the popular persoanlity herself, it’s hard to balance her personal life with her online presence. She has learned the importance of privacy, especially in recent years, as shown by the LSU gymnast.
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