Olivia Jade Giannulli received emotional reflecting on what “Dancing With the Stars” has meant to her after coping with public scrutiny the last few years on account of her dad and mom’ involvement in the school admissions scandal. 

The YouTube influencer, 22, who has spent the higher a part of the last two years steeped in the scandal, superior for the second time on Season 30 of the hit competitors present alongside her skilled dancing associate, Val Chmerkovskiy. The transfer comes after a two-night Disney-themed occasion that she notes helped enhance her confidence. 

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Giannulli received emotional whereas reflecting on what the optimistic reinforcement and admiration means for her after spending a lot time feeling “shame” over her half in the school admissions scandal. 

“I feel like it kind of makes me emotional in a weird way just because… I’m not gonna cry,” she stated whereas visibly preventing again tears. “I think it’s like a sense of, like, I walk outside in the world the last few years, and I have a lot of, like, an overwhelming amount of guilt and shame.” 

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Olivia Jade fought off tears whereas describing what ‘Dancing With the Stars’ has meant to her.
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The star then had to take a second to compose herself with the assist of Chmerkovskiy. When she returned, she apologized for getting emotional and completed her ideas. 

“Thank you, thank you, sorry, guys, I don’t know why I just cried. I’m fine, but I think what I was trying to get out was that I have the last few years just been, like, feeling a little bit shameful, so it’s really like having a new sense of confidence, obviously comes a lot from Val and being in the show, and I’m just really grateful,” she concluded. 

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Giannulli beforehand addressed the scandal on the first episode of the present, noting that she was glad to be doing one thing apart from speaking about the crimes of her household. 

“The last few years I’ve been wrapping up in a scandal,” she stated throughout the premiere. “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 Jade Giannulli and partner Val Chmerkovskiy perform on Disney night of ‘Dancing with the Stars.'

Olivia Jade Giannulli and associate Val Chmerkovskiy carry out on Disney evening of ‘Dancing with the Stars.’
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The scandal kicked off in 2019 when it got here to gentle that her dad and mom, Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli paid $500,000 to rip-off mastermind William “Rick” Singer to get her and her sister, Isabella, recruited to the University of Southern California’s crew workforce regardless of neither woman beforehand collaborating in the sport. 

in April.