The gymnastics world knows Olivia Dunne from the U.S. National Team.
She represented the U.S. in competitions worldwide at only 14 years old.
Now, Dunne is trading in her red, white and blue for purple and gold.
“I really wanted to come to college because competing on LSU’s gymnastics team is a once in a lifetime experience, so I figured why not do it now.”
Outside of the gym world, Dunne has found another form of fame in social media.
With three million followers on TikTok and over 700 thousand on Instagram, Dunne shows her life of gymnastics along with relatable videos that rack up millions of views.
“My videos started to get shown, which was so cool. And I would make videos mostly about gymnastics at first, and then people; I realized people liked to see more of like my life and what I do.”
Dunne takes pride in representing the Tigers, and it’s evident through her content. She is an LSU fan through and through, and she shows it every chance she gets in her viral videos.
“To have a following means a lot to me because I really want to bring the hype to LSU. I mean we deserve it. LSU is amazing, so to have that platform to spread positivity is just really cool.”
As passionate as she is for TikTok, it comes back tenfold on the floor. With a shift in coaching and a powerhouse freshman class, she is ready to make her debut in the PMAC.
“I can’t wait for that to be me, and I can’t wait to be out there with my team and I can’t wait to win with them.”
The gymnastics season is less than 4 months away with Head Coach Jay Clark taking the reins from LSU legend, D-D Breaux.
TikTok may have been banned from the U.S. app store as of last Sunday, but Olivia Dunne is sure to stick the landing wherever her journey takes her.