Netflix’s Operation Varsity Blues came out earlier this week and has rightly become the talk of the town. The documentary broke down the college admissions scandal, the biggest case of its kind in US history. The scam is best associated with names like Lori Loughlin, Mossimo Giannulli, and Olivia Jade.
The docu-film showed in detail how the scam mastermind, Rick Singer, got rich kids into top colleges by concocting a web of lies. It also showed how Rick is still roaming free, going about his life normally as he awaits his sentence.
But have you ever wondered what became of the perpetrators of the college admissions scandal? Where are Olivia Jade and Lori Loughlin now?
Here’s all you need to know.
What happened to Olivia Jade after the college admissions scandal broke?
Olivia Jade wasn’t just a celebrity kid, she was a successful YouTube influencer and was famous in her own right.
Olivia enjoyed a huge following across social media platforms. She even had her own fashion and beauty lines with brands like Sephora and Princess Polly.
As Naomi Fry, staff writer at The New Yorker said in the documentary, “she [Olivia] was very successful in what she was doing.”
But the scandal certainly changed things for her. Olivia’s parents, Lori Loughlin and Mossiomo Giannualli, got her and her sister Isabella admitted into the USC as accomplished coxswains. The girls were recruited onto the crew team when they had never played the sport ever.
After the scandal broke in 2019, Olivia Jade’s public image suffered a major blow. She lost many sponsorships and her make up line at Sephora was discontinued.
After a hiatus of eight months, Olivia posted a video titled “Hi Again” on YouTube on December 1, 2019. Since then, she has been sharing videos and vlogs but isn’t as active as she used to be. Moreover, the views on her videos haven’t exactly been high either.
But some might say that Olivia is still doing decently well. She has more than 1.2 million followers on Instagram and 1.86 million subscribers on YouTube. Brand collaborations seem like a far cry, but never say never.
As for whether she will return to college, that seems like a no. In August 2019, a source told ET Online that Olivia had “no plans to return to USC.”
“She never wanted to attend USC to begin with, and now she is sure that USC isn’t the place for her. Right now her goal is to rebuild her brand and her business,” they said.
What happened to Lori Loughlin after Operation Varsity Blues?
The charge against Loughlin and Giannulli was that they paid $500,000 to get their daughters Olivia and Isabella into USC as athletes.
Loughlin was sentenced two months in prison while Giannulli was sentenced five months. She was also given a $150,000 fine, two years of supervised release, and 100 hours of community service.
Giannulli, on the other hand, faces a $250,000 fine, two years of supervised release, and 250 hours of community service.
Lori Loughlin finished her prison term in December 2020. In February 2021, Us Weekly reported that the Full House actress was on the verge of completing her court-mandated community service as well.
When the scandal was first exposed, Loughlin was removed from all her major projects, including the fifth and final season of the Full House reboot, Fuller House, and When Calls the Heart.
ET recently reported that Loughlin is “excited to work again,” but is “concerned” about the Netflix documentary’s impact on her prospects. “She wants nothing more than for time to pass so people won’t be talking about the college scandal anymore,” the source added.