Tyra Banks Is "Proud" Of Olivia Jade For Joining DWTS Cast After College Admissions Scandal
"It is hard to go through what she went through."
September 17, 2021 2:15pm
The Dancing With The Stars host is standing by the celebrity spawn -who was caught in the middle of the college admissions scandal- after mixed reactions arose regarding Olivia’s casting on ABC’s popular competition show.
According to reports from People, Tyra is “‘proud’ to see the 21-year-old influencer returning to the spotlight more than two years after the college admissions scandal that involved Olivia’s parents, Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli.”
“It is hard to go through what she went through.”
Tyra continued, “She’s a human being and people have to remember that first, that she’s a human being with emotions and so much.”
“So for her to say, ‘I’m going to come on here, I’m going to show the world my vulnerability. I’m going to be able to tell my story like I have never told it before,’ is very brave, but also very smart.”
Here’s hoping Olivia Jade’s DWTS fate is different than former America’s Next Top Model contestant, Tiffany Richardson‘s.
Additional celebrities slated to star on DWTS‘s 30th season are country star Jimmie Allen, Spice Girls‘ Melanie C., Bling Empire‘s Christine Chiu, Beverly Hills, 90210‘s Brian Austin Green, The Office‘s Melora Hardin, The Bachelor‘s Matt James, The Talk co-host Amanda Kloots, Cobra Kai‘s Martin Kove, Olympic gymnast Suni Lee, WWE‘s Mike The Miz Mizanin, Real Housewives of Atlanta‘s Kenya Moore, Peloton instructor Cody Rigsby, former NBA player Iman Shumpert, and YouTube superstar JoJo Siwa.