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East New York Star Olivia Luccardi Shares Swimsuit Photo From Italy

She loves the beach.

East New York star Olivia Luccardi went on what looks like an amazing trip to Santa Severa, Italy, over the summer. Luccardi, who plays Officer Brandy Quinlan on the show, shared some snaps from her vacation, including one of her lounging on the beach in a sparkly bikini, a castle in the background. "Santa Severa 💕," she captioned the post. Here's what Luccardi's life and lifestyle looks like.


Beach Baby

Luccardi loves the beach, and posts pictures of herself there frequently. "The physical sensation of putting your feet in warm sand causes people to relax," says Richard Shuster, PsyD. "We've been conditioned to think of the beach as peaceful and relaxing. We expect when we go to the beach that we are going to relax."


Red Meat

Luccardi is a big fan of meat, saying she will always eat her ribs to the bone. "Red meat is rich in protein, with 20-25g protein in every 100g of meat," says The Heart Foundation NZ. "It's also an excellent source of iron, zinc, niacin, riboflavin, vitamin B12 and thiamine. Half of the fat in red meat is saturated fat. The rest is unsaturated fat (mostly monounsaturated fat and just a small amount of polyunsaturated fat)."


Social Activism

Luccardi is an activist who champions the causes she believes in. "When we give back, it shifts the focus outside ourselves," says Jerilyn Ross, president and CEO of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America. "It creates a sense of satisfaction that increases endorphins and therefore, a sense of well-being. When we're feeling down, the instinct is often to vent to friends. It's good to have a support system, but if that's all there is, it's hard to get distance from what's bothering you. Doing things for other people, thinking about other people, is like giving your brain a break from despair."


Studying Other Actors

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Luccardi studies other actors to improve her craft. "I spend too much time watching TV and movies," she says. "I have strange views on school. I've taken acting classes in the past, but I've come to the conclusion that the best way for me to learn about acting is studying other working actors. 'What makes this scene so real, so natural?' 'What made that seem like they were acting?' Or maybe this is my way of rationalizing my laziness and love for watching TV."


Joy From Volunteering

Luccardi is a native New Yorker and loves to give back to the community. "I curate and produce an Art program called, The Quarterly Arts Soirée or better known as 'The QAS', at Webster Hall in the East Village," she says. "It's an art collaborative of all mediums. Art, Music, Fashion, Film, every kind of art you can imagine brought together for one night. It's a party! I literally spend all of my free time volunteering to make this happen for the community we're building. The joy from giving people the opportunity to show their work, live their dream, is unexplainable. I am also an adventure seeker! I love not knowing what's next."

Ferozan Mast
Ferozan Mast is a science, health and wellness writer with a passion for making science and research-backed information accessible to a general audience. Read more
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