Olivia Dunne‘s immense success in college sports is coming to an end, and although she seems very passionate about gymnastics, she has hinted that she will not be pursuing the 2024 Paris Olympic Games right after college. According to the 20-year-old athlete, her body hurts from such an endeavor.
While Dunne’s sports career is bleak, she is very confident about where she wants to live and how she wants to spend the $3.6 million she acquired through her sports and brand deals. She wants to have a beach view in either Malibu or Florida.
OLIVIA Dunne is heading into her final year at LSU with fame, fortune – and an uncertain future.
The popular gymnast and social media influencer will have a number of business opportunities awaiting her once she graduates from her degree in communications, sociology, and leadership.
But it is unclear exactly which direction the 20-year-old superstar will take following the end of her time as a student-athlete.
Dunne recently posted a clip looking back on her career highlights as a gymnast, writing: “I can’t believe this is my last year ever.”
Asked if she planned on trying to compete for Team USA at the 2024 Paris Olympic Games, she replied: “No, my body hurts.”
Dunne’s final year at LSU will also be something of a culture shock.
Dunne told Elle magazine: “There were some scares in the past, and I just want to be as careful as possible.
“I don’t want people to know my daily schedule and where I am.”
Dunne is also careful while walking around the Baton Rouge campus, where students often approach her for pictures.
As a student, Dunne has been able to cash in on NIL income thanks to having more than 12million followers combined on Instagram and TikTok.
She recently posed in a red, white and blue bikini announcing that she was partnering with California-based energy drink brand Accelerator.
New York Yankees star Aaron Judge and Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl-winning tight end Travis Kelce are also ambassadors for the company.
After signing a deal with behemoth talent and media agency WME Sports, Dunne has also signed deals with activewear brand Vuori, L’Oréal, Spotify, Forever 21, Motorola, American Eagle, Grubhub, ESPN College GameDay, and YouTube.
According to digital media company On3, Dunne makes an estimated $3.4million per year.
“To be able to be in college and make seven figures is awesome,” Dunne says.
“And the fact that people before me couldn’t do it…that sucks.”
The options are limitless for Dunne such as a clothing line, an acting role and even a book.
Dunne also has a bright modeling career ahead having recently posed for Elle and Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit edition.
She is considering moving to Malibu, New York City, or Florida after graduation.
“Probably I’ll end up near a beach, I’m guessing,” she says.
It has been a whirlwind year for Dunne, who was named amongst the highest-valued NIL athletes in the United States in January.
In April, she helped LSU finish fourth in the NCAA gymnastics championships.
LSU couldn’t pull off another famous win as Oklahoma took home the title ahead of Florida in second and Utah third.
But Dunne posted a picture with her entire team holding their fourth-placed trophy and said she was “beyond proud.”
She followed that up by making a stunning SI Swimwear model debut, saying it was a “dream come true”.
Dunne also posed with stars such as NFL legend Rob Gronkowski at the glamorous SI Swimsuit launch party in New York.
After a trip to Italy, Dunne was given a glimpse of her new-found fame when she wasmobbed by fans during LSU’s College World Series baseball game against Wake Forest in June.
ESPN cameras caught Livvy signing one fan’s hat during the fourth inning.
Later in June, Dunne was the star of the show at a Nascar race at Nashville Superspeedway.
The following month she turned heads at the ESPYs in Los Angeles wearing a gorgeous black gown to the event at the Dolby Theatre.
As she tries to gain some certainty about her future, one thing that remains unclear about Dunne is the status of her love life.
She has been linked to Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson, a fellow LSU alum, and LSU pitcher Paul Skenes.
And Dunne plans to take it all in during her final year at LSU before she begins the next chapter in her life.
“I know it’s coming to an end, so I’m trying to take in every single last memory I can, but I’m also excited to see what the future holds,” she says.
While many male college athletes pursue their favorite sports after college and try to make much more impact after school, female college sports stars hardly continue the journey after school as many resorts to bikini influencing, others go into OnlyFans modeling, and it is not clear if Dunne has any interest in ditching sports completely for either of these professions, but it will be ridiculous given how much she puts into her craft.