7 times Olivia Rodrigo was the ultimate Gen Z’er!

Grammy winner Olivia Rodrigo is the epitome of Gen Z and we’re sharing some of her most Generation Z-esque moments! 

If you know anything about Gen Z, you know they’re bold, curious, expressive, and powerful. Singer, songwriter Olivia Rodrigo is the perfect example of her generation! From her ability to express raw emotions, to her spunky nature, Rodrigo is Gen Z through and through.

Turning Pain Into Gain

When most people go through heartbreak, they mourn and work through the hard time. As we know Gen Z definitely does this part of the healing process, but they take it one step further. If you dis a Gen Z’er, they’ll fire right back. In Rodrgio’s case, she fired back with a Grammy award winning song.

@livbedumb“creature of habit” live from my living room floor

♬ original sound – Olivia Rodrigo

 

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A Social Media Queen

Knowing her way around social media is an understatement. Gen Z has a vast knowledge about technology and posting across all platforms. Rodrigo posts constantly, just like any other Gen Z kid! The singer is a master of social media with the followers to prove it! At a total of 24.6 million followers on instagram and 1.7 million on Twitter, maybe she’s not a completely average Gen Z’er.

 

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Not Afraid to Express Emotions

Gen Z is all about saying it how it is. While some are more comfortable with their emotions than others, it’s very common for Gen Z’ers not to shy away from telling people how sad or sensitive they are. This generation has really taken self care to a whole new level. Self love and mental health have become a big priority.

 

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@livbedumband that’s on failed relationships

♬ All I Want by Olivia Rodrigo – Alyssa Elness ☻

Fearless With Fashion

Rodrigo isn’t afraid to try new trends, and she even sets some of her own. Gen Z is all about originality and authenticity. They love to try new things in creative ways. Gone are the days of “traditional” styles. Gen Z’s fashion is bold to say the least, just like them.

 

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Advocating For Justice

Just like others in her generation, Rodrigo is an advocate for social justice and change. She speaks her mind on all topics, especially on the issue of mental health. She supports social justice movements and is passionate about change for the better. She’s also been very open about her ventures to change the way women are perceived in the media.

@livbedumbI had the best time talking to Maisy Biden about voting and her grandpa Joe! If you haven’t voted yet, go to Iwillvote.com to make a plan to do so!❤️

♬ original sound – Olivia Rodrigo

Posting Candidly

Instead of the overly perfect Instagram feed that users have been trying to achieve over the past decade, Gen Z takes pride in their wacky posts. Rodrigo is the prime example. Her quick snaps come off genuine and real. Unedited, silly pictures are trending all throughout the generation.

 

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Captivating Gen Z Feels With Her Lyrics

In her hit song “Jealousy, Jealousy” the song says “I’m so sick of myself, rather be, rather be anyone, anyone else.” Although Gen z’ers have a strong grasp on who they are, there’s also a lot of room for comparison due to social media. Gen Z was born in the digital age and has grown up right alongside social media. Comparing lives is a given, and Rodrigo knows exactly how it feels.

About the Author

Anastasia Frazier

Anastasia Frazier is a Broadcast and Digital Journalism major in the Newhouse School at Syracuse University, who greatly enjoys all things media, journalism, and entertainment!