Olivia Dunne Impresses Fellow Gymnasts With Dreamy Beach Shoot


Rebecca Cukier

Olivia Dunne, who began gymnastics aged three because she wanted a "sparkly pink leotard," has been impressing some of the gymnastics world's elite - proof, clearly, that you don't need to be a Tokyo 2021 Olympics face to get noticed. The 18-year-old artistic gymnast and social media sensation, followed by 1.2 million on Instagram, has multiple high-profile gymnasts following her, with a recent beach shoot seeing her gain likes from a fair few of them.

Livvy, huge on TikTok right now, stunned in the Malibu photos. Check them out below.

Stuns In Malibu Beach Shoot


Scroll for the photos. Olivia is the most-followed NCAA athlete on social media, this as she continues to represent Louisiana State University's gymnastics. The New Jersey native, once part of the USA national gymnastics team, is fresh from a shoot affording classy Sports Illustrated vibes - and 31-year-old five-time Olympic medalist Nastia Liukin and retired gymnast Christina Desiderio have picked up on it all.

The snaps, seeing Livvy rock a white strapless and bandeau bikini, came classy and with the gymnast shot close up and all beachy-haired.

See The Photos Below

Livvy, who has gained a whopping 327,000+ likes for the snaps, had the shores to herself, captivating the lens with her good looks and writing: "A dream," also tagging her photographer.

"OBSESSED" came from social media star Olivia Ponton. Liukin threw the thumbs-up, with Desidero writing: "Omg" and offering up a string of heart emoji. Gymnast Jordan Chiles also jumped in to leave crown smileys. Livvy had gone skimpier in photos just before the shoot, posing in a tie-dye bikini and writing: "What's up 'bu!" See the snap further down.

Building Her Dream


Olivia, who has competed at the American Classic, WOGA Classic, U.S. Classic, and other high-profile events, introduces herself with quite the list of accolades on her website.

"When I was five years old, I was invited to try out for the pre-team at my gym ENA. Once I started competing, i knew I had a passion for the sport. After winning level 4 State Championships and beating the state all-around record, I moved from level 5 to level 8 in one year," she writes. More photos below.

Designing Her Own Leotards

While Livvy has a way to go before snagging the kinds of high-profile deals seen by former Nike face Simone Biles and APL collaborator Liukin, she is designing.

"I love fashion design," she adds: "I especially enjoy participating in the design of my custom leotards. I get to work on everything from the original sketches to fabric selection with my coach, Jen. It is so exciting when the finished designs win leotard contests and online polls. I love to see my ideas come to life."