2021 contestant and Youtube personality JoJo Siwa will be paired with a female contestant on Dancing With The Stars.
As the US version of Dancing With The Stars enters its 30th season this will be a first for the program, despite other countries having already achieved this.
“I’m changing the future!”
Although she is excited about the chance to represent the LGBTQIA+ community Jo Jo Siwa did not originally know she would have a same sex partner.
It was not until an email from production asked her if she would like a male or female partner that she even realised it was an option.
“Wait, that’s an option? Let’s absolutely do it!” She gushed to Entertainment Weekly.
“It was a like, ‘Whoa, I’m changing the future.’ It’s making it acceptable, and I love that and I’m so proud of that.”
Jojo Siwa originally rose to fame on reality TV, most well known for appearing on Dance Moms.
She went on to become a Youtube star, releasing her own music and dance videos.
Despite already having a background as a dancer, Siwa is excited about her time on the show. Although, a little nervous.
“I’m not gonna hide that I’m a dancer. I was a dancer my whole life.” The singer explained.
“It’s gonna help me in a way, but it also is a disadvantage.”
Since coming out JoJo Siwa has gone on to become an active voice for the LGTBIQ community.
Check out her interview with People TV below.
In this exclusive interview with @itsjojosiwa, the 17-year-old singer, dancer and YouTube sensation opens up about her courageous decision to come out as a member of the LGBTQ community and reveals the sweet story of falling in love with her girlfriend: https://t.co/xW0Pkm46mH pic.twitter.com/aCntINr9l9
— PeopleTV (@peopletv) August 27, 2021
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