Olivia Dunne’s Super Fans React to Her Inclusion in 2023 SI Swimsuit Issue

The LSU gymnast’s social accounts were flooded with support after Thursday’s announcement.
Olivia Dunne

Olivia Dunne was photographed by Ben Watts in Puerto Rico.

No one is more excited that Olivia Dunne has joined the SI Swimsuit family than her loyal fan base. Dunne, known as “Livvy” by her 11 million combined TikTok and Instagram followers, was introduced as 2023 SI Swimsuit model on April 27.

The brand announced the exciting news on Instagram on Thursday, and Dunne’s fans were floored, to say the least. When the LSU gymnastics star shared the news on her own platforms, her comments section was quickly flooded with support. Dunne’s TikTok announcement has racked up 1.8 million views and more than 200,000 comments.

“omg u look so pretty i’m so happy for u! u have come so far!!❤️❤️,” one person gushed.

“you’re amazing, so so proud💗,” someone else added.

“Well deserved, congratulations. 🎉🍾,” another follower exclaimed.

On an additional TikTok post, fans wrote sweet sentiments like, “omg!! congratulations 🎉🎉 you deserve every bit of it, love you queen ❤️,” and “So happy for you Livvy! 👏👏 you deserve this 🥰.”

Dunne thanked the SI Swimsuit team for “making my dreams come true” on Twitter, where many followers were just as supportive.

“Congrats - hard working focused & a warm friendly attitude,” one person observed.

“Congrats! Couldn’t be more well deserved…enjoy this moment,” someone else applauded.

Meet Olivia Dunne—read the 2023 SI Swimsuit model’s full feature profile here.

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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.