Olivia Rodrigo has completely taken the world by storm with her hit song Drivers License. By the time the song was released, she had already made quite a name for herself as an actress, so fans from both ends of the spectrum are now very well aware of the powerful punch that this rising star packs.
As an actress and singer, Olivia is already a double threat on the scene, and she’s only 18-years-old. With a bright future ahead and all signs pointing to a whole lot more coming from this incredible rising star, fans everywhere want to know everything they can possibly learn about Olivia Rodrigo’s personal life and what inspires her to create the artistic talent she shares with her adoring fans.
10 She Has Filipino Heritage
Olivia was born to an American mother that has German and Irish heritage, and her father is Filipino-American. She was born an American but has the added benefit of being exposed to a series of Filipino traditions and customs.
According to PopBuzz, her family has continued to cook Filipino food and has participated in the traditions that keep the culture alive, all of which is a welcomed treat to Olivia in every way.
9 She Has A Disney Claim To Fame
Many child stars get their start with Disney, and Olivia Rodrigo also has a claim with Disney fans. Some fans only know her for her musical talents, but she happens to be a highly qualified, very talented actress who stars as Nini Salazar-Roberts in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. Of course, she sings all of Nini’s songs, and her incredible vocals are put to great use on the show.
8 She’s A Talented Lyricist
It’s possible that Olivia is not just a double threat, but a triple threat, too. Her skills as an actress and singer have already been put on full display for the world to see, and now her lyrical genius is starting to surface. Cosmopolitan confirms that this talented star pens her own lyrics. The world can expect to see more original songs from Olivia as her career continues to blossum.
7 She’s Very Business-Savvy
The world of music rights and ownership to masters was first put on blast for the world to see by Taylor Swift. When Taylor and her mega-manager Scooter Braun began to battle over the rights to her music, the world shifted attention to the matter, and it was evident that a lot of money was at stake.
The very business-savvy Olivia Rodrigo took matters into her own hands and has already negotiated ownership of her own masters with Geffen Records.
6 She Idolizes Taylor Swift And Lorde
Olivia Rodrigo is vocal about her love of Taylor Swift and After Buzz TV reports that it appears that love is reciprocated. Olivia praises her favorite artist on social media and has sung Taylor’s praises in a series of interviews, so it’s clear to Olivia’s fans that Taylor Swift is someone she deeply admires.
In an adorable twist, it seems that Taylor also believes Olivia is pretty great. Taylor Swift even left a note on her Instagram feed to prove it. Aside from adoring Taylor, Olivia also has a passion for Lorde’s music and style and has been compared to her on many occasions.
5 She Doesn’t Really Tweet…
When it comes to social media, Olivia Rodrigo definitely has her favorite modes of communication and prefers to use some apps over others. She is definitely an Instagram guru and has well over 7 million followers on that platform. She also has several million on TikTok, where she continues to sing, chat, and post fabulously funny clips.
She uses Snapchat periodically, but rarely makes her way to Twitter.
4 She Advocates For Equal Opportunities
Olivia has a passion for using her voice for good purposes. She’s well aware of the fact that she has amassed a huge following of fans that will pay close attention to her message, and she’s using that capability to do good things.
She has been a panelist for the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, which advocates for gender equality in the media realm.
Olivia Rodrigo has also invested her time and energy into the She Can STEM campaign, which encourages girls to enter fields that are generally male dominated. This includes “science, technology, engineering, and math.”
3 Her Penpal Is A Special Lady
She may be growing up in the digital age, but Olivia Rodrigo keeps a very special, habitual routine that was prominent way before technology was popularized. She has a very close bond with her great-grandmother, and she keeps a pen-pal relationship with her. She writes to her great-grandmother routinely, keeping the generations of her family connected in a truly heartfelt and very meaningful way.
2 Her Down-Time Is Pretty ‘Normal’
With a current net worth of $500,000 and a list of accolades already under her belt, fans assume that Olivia leads a very different life than most 18-year-old girls do. While that may be true on some level, she also has some pretty normal habits and hobbies that most other teenagers her age can relate to. She loves playing the piano and enjoys simply hanging out with her friends.
Olivia Rodrigo is an avid fan of board games, greatly enjoys cuddling up with a good book, and of course, thrives when it’s time to go shopping!
1 She Has A Vault Of Secret Songs
Many people have been bored during quarantine, but Olivia has not been one of them. In fact, she’s been keeping herself very, very busy. She engaged in a bit of healthy competition with her ex-boyfriend, Joshua Bassett, with each of them agreeing to write a song each and every day they were in quarantine. Joshua hasn’t held his part, but Olivia definitely has.
She Tells Entertainment Tonight that she has an entire collections of songs that are written, which means she has a vault of secrets that fans are anxious to hear!
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