Olivia Dunne Introduces This Iconic Athlete As Her New Bodyguard

The LSU gymnast and SI Swimsuit model teased her Instagram followers after snapping a photo with the legend at the ESPYs.
Olivia Dunne.

Olivia Dunne.

Olivia Dunne attended the ESPY Awards on Wednesday evening in Los Angeles, and not only did she deliver an incredible look on the red carpet, she also introduced the award for Best Athlete, Men’s Sports with a bit of humor. 

On July 13, the 20-year-old LSU gymnast shared a duo of photos from the red carpet on Instagram. She rocked a gorgeous black cut-out gown for the occasion, which she paired with a pendant necklace and black peep-toe pumps.

“Swipe to see my security,” Dunne captioned her trio of photos, teasing the third and final image. Upon swiping through, fans were treated to a pic of the 2023 SI Swimsuit model posing with former pro boxer Mike Tyson.

Dunne pursed her lips and held up a peace sign for the photo op, while Tyson, clad in a suit jacket, button-up and slacks, smiled for the camera with his hand on the New Jersey native’s shoulder.

The social media star’s 4.2 million followers on the platform were quick to chime in to the comments section.

“devoured the red carpet,” Victoria Nguyen applauded.

“red carpet was made for you,” LSU teammate Elena Arenas added.

“You didn’t have to pop off THIS hard😍,” fellow gymnast Savannah Schoenherr noted.

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Cara O’Bleness


Cara is a trending news writer/editor for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. A passionate writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience in print and online media, she loves storytelling and believes that words have the power to change the world. Prior to joining the team, Cara worked as a writer and editor across a number of content verticals, including food, lifestyle, health and wellness, and small business and entrepreneurship. In her free time, Cara loves reading, spending time with her family and making her way through Michigan’s many microbreweries. She is a graduate of Michigan State University's School of Journalism.