Olivia Jade Giannulli, who has spent a good chunk of her last two years in the college admission scandal, made her first performance on season 30 of America’s top competition show with partner Val Chmerkovskiy.
Since season 29 was quite dull due to coronavirus, the current season has kicked off quite well with celebrities, fans, families, and guests, making the live audience. After Olivia’s first performance, the camera shifted its focus to her sister Isabelle who had been cheering her sister during the entire performance.
According to the news outlets, sister Isabelle was required to be fully vaccinated and follow the sops to avoid any potential threats for virus contraction. Moreover, the guests have to be tested negative to enter the show set.
Olivia Jade Giannulli Reveals Her ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Fear
People who had been listening to Olivia Jade for the past few months won’t be surprised to see her sister cheering her up in the crowd. After Olivia announced the news of her being a part of the “DWTS,” season 30, she told the news outlets that her elder sister Isabelle had been insisting on her being there to watch Olivia’s performance live.
Olivia Jade seemed confident after her first performance as, according to her, she is not ashamed acknowledging her past that has been spreading since 2019.
She said, “The last few years I’ve been wrapped up in a scandal,” and added that, “I did step back from social media and just soak in what everybody was saying. I’m not trying to pull a pity card. I just need to step forward and do better.”
Olivia’s sister, Isabelle, also got exposed in the scandal when it was found out that the girls’ parents paid $500,000 to the mastermind of the scam William “Rick” Singer, to get their girls hired into the University of Southern California’s team, without the girls participating in the competition.
“I think that what hasn’t been super public is that there is no justifying or excusing what happened because what happened was wrong. And I think every single person in my family can be like, ‘That was messed up. That was a big mistake,'” – Olivia said
“But I think what’s so important to me is to learn from the mistake, not to now be shamed and punished and never given a second chance because I’m 21. I feel like I deserve a second chance to redeem myself, to show I’ve grown.” – she added.