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After Earning Millions From Social Media, 20-Year-Old LSU Gymnast Mysteriously Gets Banned on TikTok

Published 02/02/2023, 12:45 PM EST

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As a 20-year-old college student, Olivia Dunne has left a lot of Hollywood celebrities behind. Fans often swarm the gymnast from Louisiana State University, wherever she goes. Livvy, as often her fans endearingly call her, has 6.6 million followers on TikTok as of last month. But come February this year, she has been barred from the social media platform under mysterious circumstances. While it could put a dent in her millions of earnings, it also left her fans disappointed.

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Olivia Dunne’s TikTok account was recently banned for reasons unbeknownst to her. She took to Twitter to address the situation herself, but for now, everyone is scrambling for answers.

Olivia Dunne’s TikTok ban could affect her stardom


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Olivia Dunne is arguably the most popular college-going influencer in the world at the moment. The doe-eyed LSU gymnast is not only following her passion but also earning up to 7-figures in NIL money. It is the amount of money an athlete makes by marketing his/her name, image, or likeliness, often on social media. However, things could change for the gymnast with her recent ban.

As if things weren’t already crazy for her, Dunne hit the headlines again when her TikTok account mysteriously disappeared at first. It was the platform that launched her into social media fame. Following this, she was banned from the platform and then it was completely gone. Dunne was initially confused as well. She took to her Twitter to write, “It’s a glitch. IDK what’s wrong with my account right now”.


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This ban could potentially impact her earnings, despite being a complete mystery.

Dunne’s popularity and riches precede her

As one of the highest-paid female college athletes, Dunne’s earnings are more than that of Suni Lee, Paige Bueckers, Flau’jae Johnson, etc. Besides entertaining her 6.6 million TikTok followers, Dunne also enjoys a 2.7 million following on Instagram. Swathes of fans follow her everywhere, chanting her name ‘Livvy, Livvy’, almost to the point of embarrassment and insult to other gymnasts.


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Dunne herself has been vocal about her fans often being disrespectful, sometimes unintentionally. She thus urged them to show more respect towards others. But her fans continue to remain crazed out.


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Whatever the reasons are behind her ban from TikTok, and whatever its consequences remain to be seen. However, in the meantime, Dunne is still equally and extremely popular among college students who sometimes travel miles just to get a glimpse of her.

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Written by:

Tanmay Roy


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Tanmay Roy is a US Sports author for EssentiallySports. He has done MBA and B.Tech in Civil Engineering.
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Abhishek Kumar