The entity referred to as “Gossip Woman” is infamous for spreading falsehoods and uncovering secrets and techniques about Manhattan’s elite, to each the enjoyment and ache of its targets. However real-life influencer Olivia Jade Giannulli is setting the report straight a couple of reference to her within the first episode of HBO Max’s Gossip Girl revival.
Within the pilot episode, which dropped on July 8, just a few characters reminisce concerning the college admissions scandal that embroiled Olivia Jade’s mother and father, actor Lori Loughlin and dressmaker Mossimo Giannulli. When controversial photographs of Julien Calloway, a.okay.a. “JC” (Jordan Alexander), are revealed on the Gossip Woman Instagram, her mates Monet (Savannah Lee Smith) and Luna (Zión Moreno) attempt to strategize about what to do subsequent. “All the pieces will likely be positive as long as you win,” Luna says. “Olivia Jade gained followers when her mother went to jail.”
Over the weekend, 21-year-old Giannulli posted her response to the shoutout on TikTok, shaking her head because the scene performed behind her. “No I didn’t,” she says within the video, the feedback of which have been turned off.
For individuals who want an “Operation Varsity Blues” refresher: in Could 2020, Loughlin and Giannulli pled guilty to paying $500,000 to make sure Olivia Jade and her sister Isabella‘s acceptance into the College of Southern California. The sisters had been admitted as crew recruits (and positioned to seem like them in photos), though they’d by no means performed the game. Loughlin was sentenced to 2 months in jail, together with fines and group service. Giannulli had a five-month sentence, the tip of which he completed at home. The formerly-incarcerated couple recently vacationed in San José del Cabo after a decide granted them permission to take action.
Within the months following the school admissions scandal, Olivia Jade did, in truth, lose followers and affect. In line with the Wayback Machine (through Us Weekly), she had 1.9 million YouTube subscribers previous to the scandal and presently has 1.84 million on the platform. Gianulli’s Instagram followers took an analogous dip, dropping from 1.4 to 1.3 million over the course of the school admissions information cycle. She additionally misplaced profitable offers with Sephora, TRESemmé, and Estée Lauder on the time.
Nonetheless, to Gossip Woman’s credit score, Giannulli has managed to bounce again from her scandalous affiliation. After staging her tell-all with a December 2020 appearance on Red Table Talk, the influencer was back on YouTube with a every day vlog in January. Since then, every of her movies has amassed greater than 100K views.
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