OLIVIA DUNNE has revealed her advice to budding sports influencers who want to follow in her footsteps.
The Louisiana State University student has shot to superstardom with her gymnastic skills and stunning Instagram content.
The 20-year-old – who is also huge on TikTok – has also just appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.
And she has told college athletes how to take advantage of the surge in NIL (Name, Image, and Likeness) rules in the US.
She is now understood to be worth up to $3,4m and counting.
Olivia said: ““I would say first and foremost, find a really good agent.
“That was the first thing I did. And just take your time. Don’t rush into anything.
“Don’t be in a rush to make a lot of money. Take your time because it’ll come.”
“NIL is such an unprecedented area. At first, when it changed, nobody knew really what was going on. I didn’t.
“LSU didn’t, and other universities didn’t, and the brands didn’t know either.
“So, to just take your time and the money will be there.”
Olivia has been able to profit from her success since 2021, when the NCAA changed their rules.
She has gone on to become a hit across social media, and signed deals with some of the biggest brands in the US.
And the New Jersey-native has revealed with the increase in her fame comes critics and trolls.
She added to The Street: “There’s always people who want to downplay your success and say it’s just because of how you look or it’s just luck.
“I don’t give that negativity too much attention because it doesn’t deserve it. If I want girls to hear my message,
“I need to focus on what I want to say and not waste my time getting defensive about people who don’t take the time to understand what I do.
“I have my family, my coaches, my team, very trustworthy people. Make sure there’s people that aren’t going to use you for that money,
“For other athletes, especially, that are in college, I would say spend your money like a college student.
“Put all that money away, invest it, and just spend it like a normal college kid.”