Olivia Jade claims she ‘worked really hard at school’

Olivia Jade Giannulli, one of the hottest students in the 2019 college admissions scandal, wants people to know she has a strong work ethic.

“There’s a big misconception about me, at least personally I feel, where I get this comment of ‘You don’t work hard’,” she said in a recent episode of her “Conversations With” podcast. Olivia Jade “.

“But I didn’t have to start my YouTube when I was 14. I did a lot of work.”

The 22-year-old added that there had been a lot of rumors about how she must have been doing poorly in school all of her life, so she clarified: “I don’t even think I said that in public, but high school, I had straight A’s. I worked really hard in school.

In May 2020, the parents of Olivia Jade, “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin and fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli pleaded guilty to paying $ 500,000 to have the YouTube star and her sister, Isabella , be accepted into the University of Southern California as crew recruits – despite being rowers.

They were among dozens of wealthy parents accused of bribing convicted college fixer William “Rick” Singer to help their children get into the nation’s top universities.

Lori Loughlin and daughter Olivia Jade Giannulli attend the Women's Cancer Research Fund's An Unforgettable Evening Benefit Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 27, 2018 in Beverly Hills.
Giannulli came under fire in 2019 after mom Lori Loughlin was arrested.

As legal issues unfolded in court, Olivia Jade and Isabella, 23, kept a low profile. However, the YouTuber broke her silence in December 2020.

“I felt so ashamed and embarrassed… although I didn’t really 100% understand what had just happened because there were a lot of things that when I applied I was not fully aware of. what was going on, ”she told Facebook Watch’s“ Conversation at the Red Table ”. “When I came home [from spring break], I was so ashamed.

A few months later, Olivia Jade booked season 30 of “Dancing With the Stars,” which was criticized by some viewers who thought it did not deserve the coveted spot.

“DWTS” marked Olivia Jade’s return from the college admissions scandal.
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In November, the “DWTS” contestant explained how being on the ABC competition show allowed her to find “a motivation and a work ethic” that she said she has had since she was young, but had perhaps not “been able to perform in the last few years.”

“Hard work really pays off, and when you really give all that you have and that joy that you really feel in doing it, there is nothing like it,” she continued. “It’s so gratifying.”

Olivia Jade landed her podcast contract while on “DWTS”. She did not express a desire to return to college.

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