Olivia Jade is Lori Loughlin’s daughter, who was embroiled in a college admissions scam, in addition to being a YouTube beauty vlogger. She’s now on season 30 of ‘Dancing With the Stars.’
Olivia Jade Giannulli went from beauty YouTuber to the center of a national scandal in less than two years. The 21-year-old daughter of Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli, who spent $500,000 in bribery to get her and her sister into USC, is a cast member on season 30 of Dancing With the Stars.
Olivia will be putting her dance talents to the test in the hopes of winning the Mirrorball trophy as she attempts to repair her image. Find out more about Olivia and the drama that helped her become a household figure by reading the following:
1. Olivia & The College Admissions Scandal
In 2019, the FBI launched an investigation into a group of 50 parents who paid bribes to get their children admitted to prominent institutions around the country. Olivia Jade, a renowned beauty blogger, became the poster child for Operation Varsity Blues, as the FBI termed it, after it was revealed that her parents paid a substantial sum in bribes to get her and her sister, Isabella Giannulli, into USC.
Lori and Mossimo paid the scandal’s ringleader, Rick Singer, a total of $500,000 to set up an elaborate scheme in which Olivia and her sister, Bella, would be admitted to the University of Southern California as crew recruits despite the fact that neither girl had ever rowed or intended to join the team.
Lori and Mossimo sent the $500,000 to Singer’s Key Worldwide Foundation under the premise of a donation, according to the scandal, which also included Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman for bribing a SAT proctor with $10,000. Olivia was given a bogus rowing CV, and the girls posed for photos with rowing equipment.
Following their arrests in March 2019, Lori and Mossimo initially pleaded not guilty, but later changed their minds and pleaded guilty in October 2020: Lori to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud, and Mossimo to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud and honest services wire and mail fraud.
Loris received a two-month prison sentence, a $150,000 fine, and two years of supervised release with 100 hours of community service. Mossimo received a five-month sentence, a $250,000 fine, and a two-year supervised release period with 250 hours of community service. Lori completed her sentence at the end of 2020, and Mossimo did so from November 2020 to April 2021.
2. What Has Olivia Said About The Admissions Scandal?
Olivia dropped out of USC, took a vacation from her influencer career, and went on Red Table Talk while her parents were entangled in a legal crisis. No stone was left uncovered during the contentious conversation on Jada Pinkett Smith’s Facebook Watch show. Olivia revealed how she felt “ashamed” to show her face in public after learning that her mother had been arrested: “I went home and buried myself for probably like three or four months.”
Olivia has been focusing on her vlogging and not speaking out about the scandal except from this tell-all interview. She did, however, take a troll down in the comments section of one of her TikTok videos. The commenter asked sarcastically, “How’s collage?” with a misspelling. “Thank you for your inquiry. Olivia replied, “It’s pretty delicious.” “I really enjoy collaging. I’m currently working on a f**king sick scrapbook that I must show you guys shortly. It’s the chef’s kiss, and I’ve done some lovely work.”
3. What Does Olivia Jade Do?
Olivia Jade is a popular beauty vlogger who has approximately 2 million followers on YouTube. Olivia has a hugely popular YouTube channel that only lost a few subscribers as a result of the college admissions controversy. Due to the legal wrangling, she lost a number of high-profile collaborations, including one with Sephora.
In August of 2014, the enthusiastic YouTuber released her first video. Olivia tweeted about being a social media influencer just one month before her parents were implicated in the case, stating, “YouTube will always be my #1 interest.” I swear I’d much prefer be filming all day than sitting in a classroom for 6 hours straight, but an education is also very important to me, so thank you for your patience and for allowing me to figure out time management.” She has copyrighted a name for a beauty brand in addition to creating YouTube videos.
4. Olivia Jade’s YouTube Return
Olivia returned to YouTube in 2021 after a more than year sabbatical due to the college admissions scandal, eager to move on. She underlined to her two million Twitter followers, however, that she was not dismissing her parents’ conduct. Olivia stated in the January 21 vlog, which was shot after her Red Table Talk interview, “I’m really grateful to be back on YouTube and I’m really excited for you guys to see this video.”
Olivia then said in an editing note, “I didn’t want this to come across the wrong way, and I’d just rather say anything and make the video look a little weird.” “I don’t want to seem dismissive or arrogant when I say it. I suppose what I was trying to say was that the thing I most wanted to do was apologize for such a long time, and I felt like I had the opportunity to do so at Red Table [Talk]. So, while I can’t alter what happened in the past, I can change how I act and what I do in the future.
“I just didn’t want somebody to misinterpret it and think, ‘Ugh.’ My name was cleansed after I went on Red Table Talk.’ No, no, no. That isn’t the case. I don’t want to keep repeating things just to retain my sanity. I simply want to get better, go forward, and return to doing what I love, which is YouTube.”
5. Olivia Jade’s Family
Olivia is the daughter of Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli, a fashion designer. Lori is most known for her role as Aunt Becky on Full House and Fuller House, a Netflix revival of the sitcom. She’s also appeared in a number of Hallmark Channel films and shows, including When Calls the Heart.
Mossimo is best known for his self-titled fashion line, which used to dominate Target’s shelves. Olivia’s parents both served prison sentences in 2020 after pleading guilty to their charges — Lori for two months and Mossimo for five months. Lori has since been released, while Mossimo has been placed under home arrest for the balance of his term owing to coronavirus fears.
Isabella Rose Giannulli, her 22-year-old sister, was a student at the University of Southern California with her and was also identified in the college admissions scandal. Olivia and Bella both dropped out of their USC classes in the middle of the semester as a result of the controversy. “I mean, I wasn’t supposed to be there in the first place,” Olivia stated on Red Table Talk.