Who is Olivia Dunne? The college gymnast has 6.7 million TikTok followers

Olivia Dunne of LSU takes a picture with fans after a meet against Utah on Jan. 6, 2023, in Salt Lake City. (Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

An earlier version of this report said a meet between the LSU and Utah gymnastics teams was disrupted Jan. 7. That meet was held in Salt Lake City on Jan. 6.

Olivia Dunne, a gymnast at the Louisiana State University and a social media influencer, was at the center of a controversy last weekend that has forced LSU to increase their security measures. During a gymnastics meet between the LSU Tigers and Utah Utes, fans of Dunne nearly fell over one another chanting her name, carrying life-size cutouts of her, and holding handwritten signs reading “We Want Livvy,” making so much noise they disrupted the routines of other competing athletes.

Afterward, throngs of young men surrounding the arena’s entrance and exits waiting for Dunne forced LSU to move its bus so the team could board safety. The incident was called “unhinged” and “disturbing” by reporters and people in the gymnastics community.

Dunne is no average college athlete. She has more than 6.7 million followers on the social media platform TikTok and is one of the highest paid NCAA athletes.

Here is what we know about Dunne and her internet stardom.