Olivia Dunne is determined to do it all.
The LSU star gymnast — who is currently the NCAA’s highest-earning female athlete, earning seven figures — discussed juggling gymnastics, college studies, and her modeling career in a recent video from her Sports Illustrated Swimsuit photoshoot.
“When people look at my Sports Illustrated photos, I want them to take away that you can have the best of both worlds,” Dunne, who made her SI Swimsuit debut in the 2023 edition, said.
“You can be an athlete, you can be in school, you can do modeling, but you can have the best of both worlds — and you can be a strong, independent woman while doing it all,” the 20-year-old concluded in the clip.
“[Olivia Dunne] wants women to know you CAN have the best of both worlds,” SI Swimsuit added in the caption.
Dunne, who traveled to Puerto Rico for her first editorial shoot with SI Swim, modeled a number of sultry styles on the beach — including a string bikini by Burberry in its classic beige and plaid print, and a cut-out, thong two-piece by Entire Studios.
Dunne, along with LSU basketball star Angel Reese, were the only college athletes to be featured in the 2023 SI Swimsuit issue, which was released in May.
Both athletes explained their appreciation for their respective sport, and emphasized their dedication to elevate female athletes at the collegiate level.
“As a female athlete, I hope I can bring attention to how amazing college sports are and how hard college athletics are,” Dunne told SI Swimsuit. “People don’t see [behind the scenes] every day of my college athletics, and it’s very time consuming.
“In gymnastics, a lot of people only watch the Olympics every four years, and I feel like I’ve been able to use my platform to bring an audience to college gymnastics, and people are starting to see how amazing all these gymnasts are.”
Since her SI Swimsuit debut, Dunne has launched The Livvy Fund at LSU, a partnership with Bayou Traditions that will help create NIL endorsement deals for female student athletes.
The influencer has more than 12 million followers combined across Instagram and TikTok, and brand deals in the fashion, beauty, lifestyle and sports space.
Dunne’s brand portfolio includes deals with Accelerator, Vuori activewear, L’Oréal, Spotify, Forever 21, Motorola, American Eagle, Grubhub, ESPN College GameDay and YouTube.
The blonde beauty, who is dating MLB rookie Paul Skenes, is entering her senior year at LSU.
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