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."
Olivia Dunne wants women to know "You CAN have the best of both worlds,” SI Swimsuit added in the caption.
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.”