“Cutest Rookie”: Olivia Dunne Stirs Fan Fervor with Sweet Tribute after Unveiling SI Swimsuit Photoshoot

Published 12/04/2023, 6:45 AM EST

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Olivia Dunne sent the internet into a frenzy a few days back with the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 60th Anniversary Issue photoshoot. The stunning clip shared by SI Swimisuit’s Instagram handle showcased some behind-the-scenes moments of the shoot while also featuring the ever-gorgeous Dunne slaying in signature swimwear. It celebrated Livvy coming back in the second year for the shoot and officially becoming a “rookie”. The mercury was already soaring.

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Meanwhile, the latest social media post of Dunne has further ignited the fire. As the highest-paid female college gymnast herself delved into the ‘rookie’ celebration, fans went gaga over it.

Olivia Dunne celebrates being a ‘rookie’ in style

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On December 4, Olivia Dunne took to her Instagram handle and shared a post with two pictures. The caption of the post reads, “a rookie & a cookie”. In the first image, it is Dunne in a white bikini with open long hair and a smile on her face. The second image features a cake and a bouquet of red roses with the written name “rookie” on it. Understandably, coming back for Sports Illustrated for the second year has been quite a joy for Dunne, as she had expressed previously.

 

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A few days ago, in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit clip, Dunne was captured in Porto and North of Portugal this October. Dunne, overwhelmed with the support and collaborations, shared, “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.” Dunne’s admirers also seemed to have the same thought as they flooded the comment section of the post.

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Fans worldwide make waves

Within hours of the post, Dunne received some amazing comments. One of the fans boldly declares Dunne as, ‘ROOKIE OF THE YEAR!’ In response, another fan chimes in, “The cutest rookie in history!!!!!!“. Meanwhile, amidst the praise, a third fan sweetly comments, “Beautiful stunning amazing gorgeous”. Adding to the chorus of compliments, a supporter gushes, “you are a princess”. Scrolling through, someone expresses the collective sentiment, “I wish I could like this 1900 times!!!!!. 

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To this, yet another admirer shares, ‘I am amazed by you.” Lastly, a fan simply adds, “Unreal” to her beauty. As the comments cascade in, a fan sums up the collective sentiment and showcases the love fans hold for Dunne in the gymnastics world and in general.

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Harshita Chawla

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I'm Harshita Chawla, a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. My journey began as a sports writer for a college magazine, cultivating a rich understanding of content creation in the sports industry. My versatility spans from crafting insightful content on alpine skiing to exploring various facets of gymnastics.
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