By Remy Zerber
JoJo Siwa is an American singer, actress, and YouTube star. She has been famous ever since she was on Dance Moms as a child. She has an older brother named Jayden Siwa who is also a vlogger. She was born in Omaha, Nebraska but lives in Los Angeles, California. JoJo Siwa is making history by competing on Dancing With The Stars with a same-sex partner, breaking stereotypes and gender barriers.
Siwa is the first woman to partner up with another woman to compete on Dancing With The Stars. DWTS has never had a same-sex couple compete together before. Siwa is openly queer in real life, so it only made sense for her to choose to have a female partner for DWTS. Siwa is competing on the show with Jenna Johnson, a professional dancer. It is 2021, so it is about time society started showing same-sex couples on TV shows so we can normalize queer relationships.
Siwa has done some incredible dances on the show with her partner. She did the Quickstep with Jenna Johnson and everyone loved it. Their costumes were extremely colorful, glittery, and eye-catching. This earned them the highest score of the night. Their dance made history because they got the highest score of the night as a queer couple. They also danced the Cha-Cha to “Rain On Me” by Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga. They wore blue sparkly two-piece outfits for their performance.
JoJo is a member of the LGBTQ+ community. Earlier this year in January, she came out in a TikTok video. She said she has known her whole life that she is part of the LGBTQ+ community, but she finally decided to come out because she got a girlfriend. Her girlfriend is named Kylie Prewitt. JoJo says she thinks she is pansexual but she does not really know yet. She thinks she is pansexual because she has always said that whatever human she falls in love with is her human, no matter their gender.
There have been many hints that she was part of the LGBTQ+ community even before she came out. Jojo Siwa has been dressing in rainbow colors ever since she was little. The pride flag has rainbow colors on it. This is the flag that represents the LGBTQ+ community. In one of the interviews she did where she was asked about boys and dating, she said it wasn’t for her right now and seemed like she was overexplaining herself. Overexplaining is a sign of nerves, which means the question made her uncomfortable. Another time, she was sitting at the counter with one of her friends with her knee up. According to the internet and TV, queer people have a hard time sitting properly like Jojo.
Jojo Siwa has broken many stereotypes and gender barriers on DWTS. She was the first person to compete with a same-sex partner on the show. She and her partner, Jenna Johnson, earned the highest score of the night one night. Jojo came out as queer earlier this year. She said she has known she is part of the LGBTQ+ community her whole life. Everyone's a little bit queer.
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