JoJo Siwa Is Set To Compete On ‘Dancing With The Stars’ With A Female Partner

Making History!

Nickelodeon star JoJo Siwa is making Dancing With The Stars history! She will be in the first same-s** dance partnership ever, ABC announced in a social media post promoting the show’s 30th season.

“I am so excited to be a part of ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ Season 30, and to be dancing with a girl,” Siwa, 18, said in the promo clip, who came out as part of the LGBTQ community in January.

“I think it breaks a wall that’s never been broken down before. Not only do I now get to share with the world that you get to love who you want to love, but also, you get to dance with who you want to dance with. I think it’s really special,” she added.

JoJo’s partner will be announced during the show’s season premiere, which will be following in the footsteps of its UK equivalent, “Strictly Come Dancing,” which, in 2020, allowed Olympic boxer Nicola Adams to be paired with a woman at her request, the BBC reported at the time. 

“You’re making history, JoJo,” Tyra Banks, the show’s host, told Siwa on Thursday at a Television Critics Association event. “This is history.”

While JoJo Siwa is excited about her future in Dancing With The Stars, she understands that the storyline will come with obstacles, some of which Siwa has already considered.

“There [are] a lot of barriers that we’re going to have to break through,” she said. “Who leads? How do you dress? What shoes do you wear? But I think it’s all something that I’m looking forward to.”

Upon the announcement of her being the part of the show, Siwa explained that she’d received an email with the title of the show in the subject line, and she’d immediately replied yes, without reading it further. However, she then saw that a question that asked: “JoJo, would you like to be partnered with a girl or with a boy?”

To which she immediately replied that she wanted to dance with the former. “It would be so incredible, it would mean so much to me — and I think so much to a lot of people around the world — if I partnered with another female,” Siwa said. “So right away, it wasn’t a question.”

Siwa came out as part of the LGBTQ community earlier this year, but has been careful not to label herself too specifically.

“It’s like, I want to figure it out. I like ‘queer,’ she told People in April. “Technically, I would say that I am pansexual because that’s how I have always been my whole life … just like, my human is my human.”

JoJo Siwa has been vocal about her relationship since coming out and going public with her girlfriend, Kylie Prew. 

 “I think both of our intentions are super genuine and we both want the same outcome of this relationship, you know, we both want to be together for forever and we both just want to be there for each other. And so, I think that that’s why it works, you know? I never wanted to grow up and then have somebody come into my life in that way. I wanted to meet somebody who I was in love with when I was young,” she told US Weekly.

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