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Entertainment Tyra Banks Thinks Olivia Jade Is 'Very Brave' for Joining DWTS: 'I'm Actually Proud of Her'

05:55  17 september  2021
05:55  17 september  2021 Source:   people.com

Tyra Banks Addresses Last Season’s ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Screwup: ‘It Wasn’t Me’

  Tyra Banks Addresses Last Season’s ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Screwup: ‘It Wasn’t Me’ Tyra Banks is addressing a snafu from her first season as “Dancing With the Stars” host, and she insists she’s not to blame. The supermodel appeared during a virtual session for the show during the ongoing Television Critics Association press tour, and was questioned about what took place when she was revealing an episode’s elimination,The supermodel appeared during a virtual session for the show during the ongoing Television Critics Association press tour, and was questioned about what took place when she was revealing an episode's elimination, and wound up naming the wrong couple.

Defending the show: Tyra Banks defended DWTS decision to cast Olivia Jade in the upcoming season as she said that the 21-year-old YouTuber deserved to 'tell her story' on the show amid her parents' college admissions scandal. Scandal: The daughter of Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli found herself [ I ' m ] putting myself outside of my comfort zone,' she continued. Ahead of the announcement Olivia had been spotted attending practice shielded underneath a reflective visor. The full cast of male stars includes: Matt James, Brian Austin Green, Cody Rigsby, Iman Shumpert, The Miz, Jimmie Allen

Olivia Jade has Tyra Banks in her corner. Earlier this year, Dancing With The Stars announced Olivia Jade would be one of the contestants in the upcoming thirtieth season of the dance competition. Not long after the 20-year-old influencer's involvement became known, the show faced backlash for casting her . For those who may not know, Olivia Jade is the daughter of Full House actress Lori Loughlin and fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli. While once known for their respective careers, the couple's involvement in the college admissions scandal has overshadowed their professional lives that

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Tyra Banks is glad to see Olivia Jade Giannulli as part of the celebrity cast on the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars.

The DWTS host and executive producer, 47, tells PEOPLE (the TV Show!) that she's "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.

Tyra Banks holding a pair of people posing for the camera: Olivia Jade Giannulli will compete as a celebrity cast member in the upcoming 30th season of Dancing with the Stars © Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty; Maarten de Boer/ABC via Getty Olivia Jade Giannulli will compete as a celebrity cast member in the upcoming 30th season of Dancing with the Stars

"I'm actually proud of her. It is hard to go through what she went through," Banks tells PEOPLE (the TV Show!)'s correspondent Sandra Vergara in an interview airing on Friday.

The ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Season 30 Lineup Has Been Revealed

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“ I think Olivia is so brave . I think people don’t know her , they know what happened to her ,” the 47-year-old model told Entertainment Tonight on Wednesday, September 15. “ She has said that she did not know about what was going on and it’s really sad, and it’s very hurtful when something publicly happens but you had nothing to do with it. “ She is having to deal with that and I think she ’s coming to Dancing With the Stars to be able to tell her story and show her vulnerability,” Banks told ET before addressing whether Olivia is famous enough for the ABC show.

Dancing With The Stars host Tyra Banks came to Olivia Jade ’s defense in a new interview with Entertainment Tonight, published on Wednesday September 15, ahead of season 30 premiere of the reality competition! Shortly after the announcement, Olivia revealed that her Full House- star mom had been a major supporter of hers before the reality competition begins. The star had told reporters, including HollywoodLife, that she was looking forward to taking part in the series. “I think about a few years ago and knowing that this was very far-fetched and not really in the cards, so I ’ m super, super

"She's a human being and people have to remember that first, that she's a human being with emotions and so much," Banks continues. "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."

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Last week, Olivia was announced as one of the celebrity contenders on the 30th season the hit ABC dance competition. At the time, she told reporters at a press event that she was taking the gig as an opportunity to "grow" as a person.

"I hope people just really genuinely know how excited and grateful I am," Olivia said. "I think about a few weeks ago, and knowing that this was very far-fetched and not really in the cards. I'm super thankful for a second chance."

Olivia Jade Giannulli: Lori Loughlin Is ‘a Huge Support’ Ahead of ‘DWTS’

  Olivia Jade Giannulli: Lori Loughlin Is ‘a Huge Support’ Ahead of ‘DWTS’ Olivia Jade Giannulli: Lori Loughlin Is ‘a Huge Support’ Ahead of ‘DWTS’“I think it’s such an incredible opportunity. I’m ready to put myself back out there and try new things,” the YouTube star, 21, told Us Weekly and other press on Wednesday, September 8, after ABC announced that she will be part of Dancing With the Stars season 30. “I’m really excited to challenge myself and put myself outside my comfort zone, which I don’t do often. So, it just all happened and I’m just letting the universe take over and see what happens and living it day by day.

Tyra Banks and Olivia Jade Giannulli. Whether America roots for Olivia Jade Giannulli on Dancing With the Stars is still TBD, but Tyra Banks has her back. The host defended Lori Loughlin’s daughter joining the cast after the nationwide college cheating scandal. “ I think Olivia is so brave . I think people don’t know her , they know what happened to her ,” the 47-year-old model told Entertainment Tonight on Wednesday, September 15.

Tyra Banks defended Olivia Jade 's " Dancing With the Stars " casting, saying it'll give the daughter of Lori Loughlin a chance to tell her story. Tyra Banks thinks Olivia Jade Giannulli is “ brave ” for joining “ Dancing With the Stars ” — especially given the backlash she ’s facing for it. The host defended the decision to cast the social media influencer, who became the face of the college admission scandal when it was revealed that her parents, Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli, concocted outrageous lies to get her into the University of Southern California.

"I'm ready to put myself back out there and try new things," she added. "I'm really excited to challenge myself and put myself out of my comfort zone, which I don't do often."


Gallery: Erika Accuses ‘RHOBH’ Costars of ‘Torturing’ Her Over Tom Girardi Drama (US Weekly)

Erika Jayne wearing a green dress: Erika Jayne has had enough of Sutton Stracke’s questions about her ongoing divorce and legal battle. After a conversation with Kyle Richards about Erika, 49, having inconsistencies in her story, Sutton, also 49, prepared to confront the Pretty Mess author during the Wednesday, September 1, episode of the Bravo hit. “I don’t think she knew what exactly was going on in that law firm, but I think Tom told her, ‘Jig’s up. Take care of yourself, it’s been a nice ride,’” Sutton alleged to the Bravo cameras. Later in the episode, things got tense during a group dinner when Dorit Kemsley and Garcelle Beauvais admitted that they understood Sutton’s concerns about the group being dragged into Tom Girardi’s lawsuits. “Of course, there’s a worry inside of you, ‘Could I be subpoenaed?’ It doesn’t make us bad friends, we just want a little reassurance,” Dorit, 45, said in a confessional. While Garcelle, 54, argued that it’s “human nature” to wonder how something might affect you, Erika broke down. “I am going to support you until the bitter end. I will do anything you need. Anything. But holy s—t. When you’re reading about victims and orphans and widows, that’s very hard to digest,” Dorit said at the dinner table. “How do you think I feel? … I feel a lot worse than you do,” Erika said before asking her costars why they are “torturing” her about the situation. “Look at me, c’mon. Look at my f—king life. … Why are you all doing this to me? I’m looking at all of you. What are you doing?” Kyle, 52, subsequently tried to explain that Sutton’s intention at the party was to be open about the things she said behind Erika’s back. The former child star then accused Sutton of being “two-faced.”     “I don’t trust that 100 percent of what you’ve told us is the truth. … How can I believe every single thing?” Sutton asked Erika. “You’re trying to accuse me of lying and I’m not a liar. Do you know something about my life that I don’t? If you do speak up, I’m very interested to know. Look at me, I’ll go head on with you all f—king day. I’m telling the truth,” Erika fired back through tears. “You have no idea what you’re talking about. Nothing.” One month after Erika filed for divorce in November 2020, she and Tom were accused of embezzling settlement funds intended for plane crash victims. The former lawyer’s firm has since been accused of giving Erika’s business more than $20 million in funds over the years. While Tom, 82, has been placed under conservatorship amid his battle with Alzheimer’s and bankruptcy case, Erika has maintained that she didn’t know anything about his legal woes. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs on Bravo Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET. Scroll through for more from Wednesday’s episode:

The YouTuber echoed the same sentiments in a recent interview with PEOPLE (the TV Show!), saying that while she's "not proud of the past," she hopes to turn over a new leaf.

"I want to keep evolving as a person, and I think sometimes it takes kind of difficult situations and mistakes and stuff that we're really not proud of to do that," she continues. "Obviously I wish I could go back in time and kind of do a lot of stuff, but I think it's kind of important to me now to just keep learning and see where the world takes me."

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DWTS Contestant Olivia Jade Giannulli Just Realized Dancing Is 'Way Harder Than I Ever Thought'

  DWTS Contestant Olivia Jade Giannulli Just Realized Dancing Is 'Way Harder Than I Ever Thought' "It's so much more work than you really anticipate with the dedication and the patience you have to have with yourself," Giannulli told PEOPLE at the iHeartRadio Music Festival on Friday "The pros make it look so effortless and easy, but once you get in there and they're really teaching you the steps, it's way harder than I ever thought. But what I will say is the pros do such a good job," she added.

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“ I think Olivia is so brave . I think people don’t know her , they know what happened to her ,” the 47-year-old mannequin instructed Entertainment Tonight on Wednesday, September 15. “ She has said that she did not know about what was going on and it’s really sad, and it’s very hurtful when something publicly happens but you had nothing to do with it. “ She is having to deal with that and I think she ’s coming to Dancing With the Stars to be able to tell her story and show her vulnerability,” Banks instructed ET earlier than addressing whether or not Olivia is legendary sufficient for the ABC present.

Loughlin, 57, and Giannulli, 58, were both sentenced to prison last year after pleading guilty to the charges against them related to the scandal.

According to the criminal complaint against them, the couple paid $500,000 to Rick Singer and Key Worldwide Foundation to falsely designate their daughters, Olivia and her sister Isabella Rose Giannulli, as recruits to the University of Southern California crew team, even though neither ever participated in the sport.

On Aug. 21, 2020, a judge approved the couple's plea deal, sentencing Loughlin to two months in jail, a $150,000 fine, and 150 hours of community service. Giannulli received five months in jail, a $250,000 fine, and 250 hours of community service.

Loughlin started her prison sentence in October 2020 and served nearly two months before she was released from the federal correctional facility in December. Giannulli, meanwhile, was booked into federal prison on Nov. 19 and was released from home confinement in April of this year, marking the end of his five-month sentence.

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Olivia Jade’s Viennese Waltz Impresses On ‘DWTS’

  Olivia Jade’s Viennese Waltz Impresses On ‘DWTS’ Olivia Jade put on beautiful Viennese Waltz during week two of “Dancing With The Stars”. Jade and pro dancer Val Chmerkovskiy floated over the dance floor to “Better Days” by Ant Clemons and Justin Timberlake. RELATED: Tyra Banks Defends Olivia Jade Being Cast On ‘Dancing With the Stars’ (Exclusive) “There is a purity to your performance,” judge Derek Hough said. “I’m really impressed with your performance." The rest of the judges, Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli, all agreed she did a "great job." In the end, she got a 27 out of 40.

Olivia broke her silence on the scandal for the first time in December, sharing on an episode of Facebook Watch's Red Table Talk, "I'm not trying to victimize myself. I don't want pity — I don't deserve pity. We messed up. I just want a second chance to be like, 'I recognize I messed up.' "

"I never got to say, 'I'm really sorry that this happened,' or 'I really own that this was a big mess-up on everybody's part,' but I think everybody feels that way in my family right now," she said at the time.

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This month, news of her casting on DWTS casting sparked backlash among some on social media given her family's past, with one Twitter user decrying the decision as the "textbook definition of white privilege."

Other celebrities set to star on the upcoming season of the show include The Talk co-host Amanda Kloots, Beverly Hills, 90210's Brian Austin Green, Bling Empire's Christine Chiu, Peloton instructor Cody Rigsby, former NBA player Iman Shumpert, country star Jimmie Allen, YouTube superstar JoJo Siwa, Real Housewives of Atlanta's Kenya Moore, Cobra Kai's Martin Kove, The Bachelor's Matt James, Spice Girls' Melanie C., The Office's Melora Hardin, WWE's Mike "The Miz" Mizanin, and Olympic gymnast Suni Lee.

Tune in to see more of Tyra Banks' interview on PEOPLE (the TV Show!) on Friday streaming on PeopleTV.com, or download the @PeopleTV app on your favorite device.

Tyra Banks Claims Her Stylists Knew That She 'Looked Like a Lizard' in Her Now-Viral DWTS Dress .
Tyra Banks defended the unique-looking dress she donned for Monday's episode of Dancing with the Stars in an interview with James Corden Banks, who has hosted DWTS since season 29, told Corden, 43, that her stylist was well aware of how the dress made her look before debuting the look. © Provided by People Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty RELATED: Cody Rigsby Tests Positive for Breakthrough COVID After DWTS Partner Cheryl Burke Contracts Virus "I kept saying 'peacock' after [putting on the dress] and my stylist kept on kind of giggling and stuff," the model explained.

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