Olivia Dunne’s wild outfit to a recent New York Yankees game caused something of a stir this week.
Dunne, the biggest sports star among LSU’s ‘Dream Team’ of athletic talent, has been making the rounds ever since the Tigers’ gymnastics season wrapped.
Between her wild night out after her squad finished fourth in the NCAA Gymnastics Championship and her provocative recent Sports Illustrated party photos, Dunne has been a permanent fixture in the news cycle.
That trend continued this week, when her outfit to see Aaron Judge and the Yankees’ showdown against the Baltimore Orioles set the internet on fire.
@livvy gotta do whatchu gotta do. #foryou #baseball ♬ kiss it better sped up – xxtristanxo
Needless to say, fans responded very warmly to Dunne’s choice of attire to the game.
“[Aaron] Judge [about to] walk it off just because you’re there,” one person wrote.
“Wowza,” a second fan chimed in.
“My crush,” third person wrote.
Big picture, Dunne’s ability to be everywhere at once and land in the news for it is a big reason why she is pulling in seven figures annually thanks to NIL deals.
That in turn is a major driver in her inspiring so many imitators. Between “The Olivia Dunne of Skateboarding” Sterre Meijer and her rival Sydney Smith, there appears to be an increasing number of knockoff versions of the LSU star.
Although there have been many attempts to duplicate Dunne’s success, nobody has been able to replicate it just yet.
There’s only one person who makes First Take worth watching, and it ain’t Stephen A. Smith. https://t.co/FnGrI53TwX
— Game 7 (@game7__) May 26, 2023
Her charisma is just too strong and her social media presence is too grand.
Plus, she is also legitimately good at gymnastics. And while excellence in your craft isn’t a necessity for NIL success, it definitely helps.
Will Dunne ultimately attend any more Yankees games this year given what a success this one was? Time will tell.
A longtime sports reporter, Carlos Garcia has written about some of the biggest and most notable athletic events of the last 5 years. He has been credentialed to cover MLS, NBA and MLB games all over the United States. His work has been published on Fox Sports, Bleacher Report, AOL and the Washington Post.