JoJo Siwa competes as a part of the dance with the celebrities of the primary same-sex pairing: NPR

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In this screenshot, JoJo Siwa speaks during Creator Week from Instagram and Facebook on June 8th in Los Angeles. Siwa will dance with a female professional at Dancing with the Stars this season.

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Before she hits the dance floor, actress and YouTube personality JoJo Siwa is already making history as the first Dancing with the Stars candidate to be matched with a same-sex partner.

“I’m so excited to be part of ‘Dancing With the Stars’ season 30 and dance with a girl,” Siwa said in a tweet. “I think it’s so cool.”

Siwa’s partner, who has not yet been announced, will be featured during the season premiere on September 20.

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“I think it is cool. I think it’s breaking through an unprecedented wall, ”Siwa said during this year’s Television Critics Academy’s summer virtual press tour.

“I think there is really something special that I can share with the world, that you can love who you love, but now you can dance with who you want to dance with,” she said.

Talking about her sexuality in a series of posts on TikTok and Instagram in January, 18-year-old Siwa said she was “happy that the world has this side of her. sees [her] Life.”

Siwa has over 60.5 million followers on its social media pages and over 3.6 billion views on YouTube. Last year, Siwa was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People.

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The remaining 13 celebrities will be announced on September 8th on ABC’s Good Morning America.

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