ELENA Arenas is under a lot of pressure as she has to compete for LSU Gymnastics in the absence of star Olivia Dunne.
But the Georgia native, 21, has received tremendous support from her fans – some of whom wrote in comments on her last TikTok that she is “the real star”.
Dunne, 20, has become a millionaire as her performance for LSU and the US national team brought her tremendous popularity.
She has over eight million followers on social media platforms and is helping her close a $2.3 million NIL deal.
But she’s currently suffering from a leg injury, which she recently revealed in an Instagram post rocking a “Wonder Woman” look.
Without Livvy, more of the spotlight falls on Arenas – who is becoming a star in her own right.
The two gymnasts are friends despite competing on the same team — and even appeared “inseparable” on a recent trip to Utah.
In fact, some of Elena’s fans believe she’s already become the Queen of the Beam.
And they rallied behind the LSU junior ahead of Monday’s meet against Oklahoma.
Before the event, Arenas did a mirror transition on TikTok, in which she suddenly appears in her gymnastics uniform.
And many of her fans praised the seamless transformation — while comparing her to Dunne.
One wrote: “PERFECT TRANSITION.”
Another added: “My jaw dropped on the floor.”
A third wrote: “Livvy who? Here is the real star.”
A fourth said: “You can have Livvy. This is the queen.”
And one wrote: “Best mirror transition! I love it.”
LSU narrowly lost to Oklahoma Monday despite the Tigers posting a season-high 197,450.
Arenas struggled on vault and posted the lowest score of 9.775.
But she excelled on beam and parallel bars, scoring 9.875 on both.
The event attracted 12,065 people, the 13th highest attendance in the history of the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
Dunne’s success garnered so much attention that LSU needed to improve safety for the gymnastics team.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/7160649/elena-arenas-lsu-olivia-dunne-real-star-transformation-tiktok/ Elena Arenas fans compare her to LSU teammate Olivia Dunne and call her “the real star” in a “perfect” transformation clip.