Olivia Jade Giannulli was a massive YouTube star, with a whopping 1.93 million subscribers, when she disappeared from the spotlight in March after it was alleged that her famous mother had paid bribes to university officials to secure enrolment for 20-year-old Olivia and her sister, Isabella Giannulli, 21. "Like, I genuinely miss filming", she said.
"Welcome back to my YouTube channel, obviously I've been gone for a really long time", Jade says in the two-minute video, titled "hi again", posted to her account that has almost 2 million subscribers.
Since she can't, we will.
Charged in federal court in MA with conspiracy to commit fraud, bribery and money laundering, they have pleaded not guilty and have refused to reach plea agreements with prosecutors as many other parents, including actress Felicity Huffman, already have done.
As for Olivia Jade, questions remain over how much she knew about the alleged scandal. Almost 50 other parents, coaches, exam proctors and admissions counselors are accused of actions such as paying for boosted SAT scores and lying about students' athletic skills in order to gain them acceptance to elite colleges including Yale, Georgetown, the University of Southern California and Stanford.
Regardless, the whole thing forced the attempted college influencer to drop off YouTube.
"A huge part of me is not the same because this is something I'm very passionate about..."
"I actually really, really miss it", she said in her comeback video titled "hi again", posted on December 2. "It's just unfortunately which is also why I didn't know when I should come back to Youtube". "I want to come back because I want to come back", she continued. "Though I'm terrified to make this video and to come back, I know that I also want to start taking smaller steps in the right direction", she continued, thanking her followers for their patience if they had "struck around for nine months just waiting".
"There's no point in me just talking for 10 minutes to the camera about how I wish I could say something when I really can't". "I want to move on with my life, not trying to be in a selfish way".