Part of Olivia’s success is that she’s a naturally stunning and beautiful young woman. This simple portrait of a young Olivia is simple yet arresting. She’s always been a natural model and knows how to convey so much emotion through her eyes. She’s seated with her hair down and wearing natural-looking makeup, and there’s something about this photo that makes her look vulnerable.
It’s a rare peak behind the mask of perfection that so many people see when they look at Olivia’s pictures. “The refusal of some to appreciate Livvy for being more than just a pretty blonde is missing the point,” said Sports Illustrated editor MJ Day many years after this photo was taken. They’re not wrong. It’s important to give Olivia credit where credit is due. She’s gorgeous, but she’s also a talented businesswoman and accomplished athlete.
Most girls dream of having the ultimate “Sweet 16” birthday bash with tons of guests in attendance. Olivia got to live out that dream, at least virtually. By the time she turned sixteen, she had hundreds of thousands of followers on Instagram. She posted this fun photo of herself posing with golden “16” balloons.
She’s dressed to the nines in a glittery dark blue dress and a glittery scrunchie in her high ponytail. It’s no wonder so many teen girls looked up to her back in her high school days. She pulls off her outfits and makeup with beauty and grace. It would only be a few years before 16-year-old Livvy would turn into a multi-million-dollar influencer.
The Bonds of Sisterhood
Since the early days of Livvy’s Instagram, she’s always tagged her older sister, Julz, in most of her photos. The two have a close bond. Also, Julz often takes the stunning photos that Livvy posts on her feed. Livvy gushes about her sister any chance she gets. “Having my sister, she's like my hype man, my teammate.” she gushed about her older sister.
Julz embraces her role as hype man. She even calls herself the “forgotten sibling” and runs a TikTok account where she posts relatable content with Livvy and calls herself Julz “Livvy’s Sister” Dunne. She’s been there since the very beginning, snapping beach pics and guiding Olivia about how to pose, what to post, and how to ignore internet trolls.
The Future is Bright
It’s every young athlete’s dream to get a full-ride college scholarship. All of Olivia’s hard work paid off when Louisiana State University offered a full-ride athletic scholarship to join their prestigious gymnastics team. LSU’s gymnastics team is one of the best in the country, so accepting the offer was a no-brainer for Livvy and her family.
LSU is also where Olivia’s older sister Julz attended college so that probably played into her decision to attend. You can see the excitement on Olivia’s face as she visits the LSU gymnastics gym in early 2019 before her freshman year of college. She officially became a Tiger when she joined the class of 2024. Geaux Tigers!
A Cali Girl at Heart
Olivia may have been born and raised in New Jersey, but she can fit in anywhere. She took a trip to Los Angeles, California, in the summer of 2019 and took to the surf and sun pretty quickly. She was enjoying her time by the beach in Malibu when she spotted this tricked-out Jeep and simply had to snap a photo.
“Brand new whip got no keys,” she shared with her Instagram followers. She looks like a natural Cali girl with her beach blonde hair, perfect tan, and cute swimsuit. She topped the whole look off with a Puka shell necklace and no makeup. So many of her followers asked where she got the cute gingham bikini from, but she kept mum about it. A fashion icon can’t reveal her secrets.