JoJo Siwa: TikTok sensation to make historical past in Dancing With The Stars’ first same-sex pairing | Ents & Arts Information

YouTube and TikTok teen sensation JoJo Siwa would be the first individual in Dancing With The Stars historical past to be a part of a same-sex partnership – a 12 months after it occurred on Strictly.

Siwa, 18, was revealed as one of many first contestants for the present’s thirtieth season, and can discover out who she is paired with when it launches later subsequent month.

Additionally participating within the US model of Strictly Come Dancing this 12 months is Olympic gold medallist Suni Lee, who competed for Crew USA in gymnastics in Tokyo.

Siwa’s same-sex partnership comes a 12 months after it occurred within the UK, with boxer Nicola Adams dancing with Katya Jones in a primary for Strictly.

This 12 months, former Nice British Bake Off winner John Whaite will turn out to be the primary man to hitch a same-sex partnership on the present.

Former Dance Mothers star Siwa, who got here out as homosexual earlier within the 12 months, instructed USA Immediately: “I’ve a girlfriend who’s the love of my life and who’s all the things to me.

“My journey of popping out and having a girlfriend has impressed so many individuals around the globe.

“I assumed that if I selected to bop with a lady on this present, it might break the stereotypical factor. It might be new, completely different and alter for the higher.”

She added: “There’s going to be individuals who do not prefer it, who suppose dancing on the present with one other woman is improper or bizarre. I do not want these folks in my life.

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“If it is improper or bizarre to you, that is OK, as a result of there is a billion different individuals who do not suppose it is improper or bizarre.

“Partnering with one other woman will give different folks around the globe extra braveness to say, ‘It is OK that I like any individual of the identical intercourse.'”

Siwa has tens of thousands and thousands of followers on social media, is understood for her vibrant, optimistic type and her massive hair bows, referred to as Jojo Bows.

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