Inside the fabulous life of Lori Loughlin's Instagram-famous daughter Olivia Jade, whose parents were charged in an explosive college-admissions scandal

  • Olivia Jade Giannulli established herself as a glamorous YouTube star and social-media influencer with millions of followers.
  • Giannulli’s parents – the “Full House” star LoriLoughlin and the fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli – were charged with agreeing to pay $US500,000 in bribes in an explosive college-admissions scandal this week.
  • Here’s a look inside the 19-year-old college student’s life of luxury before the arrests.

Olivia Jade Giannulli’s life was turned upside down this week when her parents were charged in an explosive college-admissions bribery scandal.

On Tuesday, the federal agents charged the “Full House” star Lori Loughlin and the fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli with agreeing to pay $US500,000 in bribes in exchange for having Olivia Jade Giannulli and her sister, Isabella Rose Giannulli, designated as recruits to the USC crew team to facilitate their admissions to USC; neither girl participates in crew.

Before the arrests, Olivia Jade Giannulli enjoyed what appeared to be an enviable life, with videos showcasing her fashionable outfits, luxe vacations, and expensive gifts. With millions of social-media followers, she established paid partnerships with brands such as Amazon and Sephora while also attending USC. On Thursday, Sephora announced it had canceled its collaboration with Giannulli. She did not respond to Business Insider’s request for comment.


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Here is a look inside her glamorous life, apparently spent balancing college with a thriving career as a YouTube star and social-media influencer:


Olivia Jade Giannulli’s parents — the “Full House” star Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli — eloped in 1997.

Source: US Weekly


Their first daughter, Isabella Rose, was born in 1998. Olivia Jade Giannulli followed one year later.


In 2014, Giannulli began making a name for herself on YouTube, launching a beauty-centric channel.


She was just 14 when she posted her first YouTube video.

Source: YouTube


In the years since, Giannulli has gained almost 2 million followers on the social network.


The influencer also has more than 1 million followers on Instagram.


Giannulli’s videos sometimes feature her mother and other family members.


In a popular video from December, Giannulli filmed herself teaching her mother and John Stamos —who played Uncle Jesse on “Full House” — slang terms.

Source: YouTube


They also provide a window into her life of luxury, which includes expensive gifts and vacations.


Her main interests seem to be beauty and YouTube, with the influencer tweeting in February that YouTube was her No. 1 passion.

Source: Twitter


Giannulli has long been upfront that she has less interest in school, commenting in her second video that school “is not fun.”


Despite that, she began studying at the University of Southern California in 2018.

Source: YouTube


In August 2018, Giannulli faced backlash after saying she didn’t really care about school but that she wanted “the experience of like game days, partying” at USC.

Source: People


After starting classes at USC, she continued to post YouTube videos and act as a paid partner for brands such as Amazon Prime Student, Sephora, and SmileDirectClub.


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In December, she released a powder palette in collaboration with Sephora.

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This week, federal agents charged Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli with agreeing to pay $US500,000 in bribes in exchange for having Olivia Jade Giannulli and her sister recruited by the USC crew team to facilitate their admissions to USC.

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Mossimo Giannulli is accused of photographing Olivia Jade Giannulli on an indoor rowing machine and sending the photo to the scheme’s ringleader to make it appear as if she was a recruit for the crew team, according to an affidavit released by the Justice Department.

Source: Business Insider


No students have been charged in the bribery scheme; prosecutors said that in most cases the students didn’t know their parents were involved in bribes. Giannulli did not respond to Business Insider’s request for comment.

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Giannulli’s social-media profiles have been flooded with backlash, and her Sephora product page has been filled with negative reviews.

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Giannulli was reportedly on a yacht owned by Rick Caruso, the chairman of USC’s board of trustees, in the Bahamas for spring break when the scandal broke.

Source: TMZ


Sephora announced it had canceled its partnership with Giannulli on Thursday.

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