NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 18: Olivia Dunne and Olivia Ponton attends the 2023 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue release party at Hard Rock Hotel New York on May 18, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit)
Olivia Dunne was out celebrating her new Sports Illustrated Swimsuit appearance at the official launch party, and she looked amazing, as always. Did you expect anything less?
You know what I find comforting, though? When Dunne found out she was going to be in Sports Illustrated’s coveted issue, she broke her privacy agreement to tell one person: her mom. I would totally do the same thing!
“As soon as I got off the phone, I was jumping up and down,” Dunne said in a video interview with SI Swim. “I called my mom, even though you’re not supposed to tell anyone right away. I had to tell my mom.”
It doesn’t seem like Sports Illustrated was upset with Dunne telling her mom. They’ve done a few stories about it, so they think it’s cute, like I do. Dunne and her mom were able to stay hush-hush until the issue was announced on April 27. Then, she took to her massive social channels to spread the world. Did you know that she has more than 11 million social media followers? She has more than 4.1 million followers on Instagram and more than 7.4 million TikTok followers, so you do the math. Check out photos of Dunne at the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit launch party below!
Olivia Dunne is OMG in New Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Shoot
Olivia Dunne is obviously someone who pretty much everyone knows as not only an athlete but also an influencer.
The junior on the LSU gymnastics team is the highest-paid female college athlete in America. She’s a huge social media star and has plenty of endorsements.
Dunne is featured in the new Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. For this issue, she was photographed by Ben Watts in Puerto Rico. In the magazine, she tells SI that, “My most viral Instagram post is a picture of me about to mount the beam at practice.” That post has garnered more than 877,000 likes on Instagram, and her videos on TikTok regularly exceed one million views. That massive.
Dunne, of course, looks incredible in her SI shoot. Goals, is what I have to say about that. Perhaps unrealistic goals, but goals! Check out some of Dunne’s most viral posts below, plus a link to her SI photo shoot! She took to both Instagram and TikTok to post images and videos from her Sports Illustrated shoot. She obviously had the time of her life. For more on Dunne’s experience being a first-time Sports Illustrated model and what it was like to live out this dream, head to SI.
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