ELENA Arenas is facing a lot of pressure as she has to step up for LSU gymnastics in star Olivia Dunne’s absence.
But the Georgia native, 21, has had tremendous support from her fans — some of which wrote she is “the real star” in comments on her recent TikTok.
Dunne, 20, has become a millionaire as her performance for LSU and the USA national team earned her tremendous popularity.
She has over eight million followers on social media platforms, helping her secure a NIL deal worth $2.3million.
But she’s currently nursing a leg injury, which she revealed in a recent Instagram post that saw her rocking a “Wonder Woman” look.
Without Livvy, more spotlight falls on Arenas — who is becoming a star of her own.
The two gymnasts are friends despite competing on the same team — and even seemed “inseparable” on a recent trip to Utah.
In fact, some of Elena’s fans think she’s already become the Queen of the Beam.
And they rallied behind the LSU junior ahead of Monday’s meet with Oklahoma.
Before the event, Arenas made a mirror transition TikTok in which she suddenly appears in her gymnastics uniform.
And many of her fans lauded the seamless transformation — while also comparing her to Dunne.
One wrote: “PERFECT TRANSITION.”
Another added: “My jaw fell to the floor.”
A third wrote: “Livvy who? Here’s the real star.”
A fourth said: “Y’all can have Livvy. This is the queen.”
And one wrote: “Best mirror transition! Love it.”
LSU took a narrow loss against Oklahoma on Monday despite the Tigers scoring a season-high 197.450.
Arenas struggled on vault, scoring the meet-lowest 9.775.
But she excelled on beam and bars, recording 9.875 in both.
The event attracted a crowd of 12,065, the 13th-highest attendance in Pete Maravich Assembly Center history.
Dunne’s success has generated so much attention LSU had to upgrade security for the gymnastics team.