Olivia Rodrigo has become famous for her relatability as much as her pitch-perfect, messiest-but-most-memorable-teenage-summer-you-ever-had sound. In just one Rolling Stone cover story, the young star—who just released her powerhouse sophomore effort GUTS—talked about the struggles of taking Accutane, revealed that she “may or may not have” gotten bedbugs in her Greenwich Village apartment (which she owns), and called Billy Joel, who she performed with at Madison Square Garden, “uncle vibes.”
Okay, so this writer (and 99% of the population) may not be able to relate to everything Rodrigo’s currently got going on. The stratospheric level of fame she’s achieved in just the two years since releasing “drivers license” is still pretty mind-blowing, even to her (“It was zero to a hundred, baptism by fire,” she told RS). Still, the way she processes that success—and the scrutiny that comes with it—is pure girl-raised-on-the-internet in a way that will likely ring true to a lot of her fans, even those born a decade or two earlier than her.
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