LSU Tigers gymnast Olivia Dunne is set to grace the pages of the 2024 Sports Illustrated Portugal feature, giving fans a sneak peek into her photoshoot in Porto and the north of Portugal.
The gymnast shared a series of captivating images on her Instagram profile, showcasing her in a chunky knit green sweater paired with green bikini bottoms. Dunne, who made her debut in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2023, expressed her excitement about being featured for the second consecutive year.
According to Marca, In a short text accompanying the photos, Livvy said, “Coming back for Year 2, I mean, last year I said it was a dream come true, and nothing’s changed. It’s still a dream come true. I can’t believe I can call myself a rookie. It feels unreal.”
The 2024 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue will mark its 60th anniversary, and Dunne is featured as an official SI Swimsuit rookie a distinction she shares with notable names like Chrissy Teigen, Olivia Culpo, Kate Upton, and Brooklyn Decker.
The issue is set to be released in May, providing more details about Dunne’s shoot and other featured models. The LSU gymnast, known for her social media influence with nearly 13 million followers, is expected to gain further recognition with this high-profile feature.
Livvy and SI had already shared a taste of the photo shoot in December. In a video of her on her TikTok profile, the gymnast and model was seen reclining on a chair, modeling a light-colored bikini, which highlighted her tan and toned figure.
Dunne has been absent from competitions
While Dunne has been making waves online, her recent absence from the LSU gymnastics lineup has raised concerns among fans. She missed the team’s recent meet against Missouri and also sat out the previous week against Kentucky.
Despite her online popularity and social media presence, Dunne has taken a backseat in the gymnastics competitions, leaving fans speculating about her health.
Olivia has hinted at potential injury concerns, responding to a fan’s comment with, “I just pray my body stays in one piece til the end of szn.” As LSU gears up for its next gymnastics meet against Arkansas on February 2, fans are hopeful for Dunne’s return to competition, pending updates on her health.