If you’ve been hearing the name Olivia Jade a lot in the last 24 hours, there’s a good reason for it. That’s because the young teen has been put in the middle of one of the biggest college admission scandals that the country has ever seen. Her parents, Fuller House actress Lori Loughlin and designer Mossimo Giannulli, have been accused of bribing college admission administrators to help accept Olivia and her sister Isabella into the University of South Carolina.
Loughlin, along with Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman, has been charged in a scheme for cheating on college admission exams and for pretending that they are student-athletes just so their elite college of choice can accept them.
A lot of media outlets have been putting their spotlight on Olivia Jade for several different reasons. That’s because the young teen, who is now 19, has been a YouTube celebrity and social media influencer for many years now. She has over 1.9 million followers and often posts vlogs about her very affluent lifestyle. According to Buzzfeed, back in 2018, she made headlines for showing off her “What I got for Christmas” video, which included an iPhone 10, a pricey Chanel bag and a pair of Yeezy sneakers.
Back in September, Olivia Jade began her first semester at the University of Southern California and has posted many vlogs about her experience so far. She started school a week late because she was on a press trip in Fiji. And while she currently lives in an on-campus dorm, she refuses to take a shower in one. She also has an assistant that helps her with her mail and has worked with big-name corporations like Amazon for sponsored social media posts.
But it’s her video about not wanting to go to school in the first place that has gotten her the most attention. She said that the only reason why she’s at USC is because of the boys, the game days and all of the partying she gets to participate in.
And just to think, Olivia Jade’s parents spent up to $500,000 to make sure that she would get into the school just for her to spend her days at college football games, and nights at campus parties. So far a representative for Lori Loughlin has made no comments about the investigation.