In an exciting announcement, Olivia Dunne has been named as a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit rookie for the second year in a row. The talented LSU gymnast, who is also an influential social media figure, joins the esteemed ranks of former rookies such as Olivia Culpo, Brooks Nader, Emily Ratajkowski, and Kate Upton for the magazine’s 60th anniversary swimsuit issue.
Olivia Dunne has been named as a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit rookie for the second year in a row, joining the ranks of esteemed models for the magazine’s 60th anniversary swimsuit issue.
To capture the essence of this honor, Dunne traveled to Portugal for her photoshoot, wearing a stunning white Ola Vida suit and BABEN skirt. Her appearance in the 2023 swimsuit issue had already garnered immense popularity, making it an obvious decision for Sports Illustrated to invite her back.
Editor M.J. Day highlighted the significance of Dunne’s inclusion, stating that she represents a multi-faceted individual who is breaking barriers and setting an unforgettable path for herself and future generations of female athletes. Dunne’s first appearance in the magazine showcased her as more than just a pretty face but also as a talented student-athlete.
In a statement, Dunne expressed her excitement about returning for a second year, describing the opportunity as a dream come true. She emphasized the positive impact that posing for Sports Illustrated has had on her self-confidence and expressed her hope that young girls everywhere will be empowered by seeing her in the magazine.
This prestigious recognition as a rookie solidifies Dunne’s place in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit family, suggesting that she will likely become a staple in future editions. Fans can expect to see her in the highly anticipated 2024 edition, set to hit newsstands in May.