Joelle Joanie “JoJo” Siwa, an American dancer, singer, and YouTuber, was born on May 19, 2003. She is well-known for her singles “Boomerang” and “Kid in a Candy Store,” as well as for co-starring with her mother, Jessalynn Siwa, on Dance Moms for two seasons.
Every day, Siwa uploads videos of her daily activities to her “Its JoJo Siwa” YouTube channel. She was listed among the top 100 global influencers in 2020 by Time magazine.
JoJo Siwa’s Early Life
Joelle Joanie Siwa was born on May 19, 2003, in Omaha, Nebraska, to Tom Siwa, a chiropractor from Nebraska, and Jessalynn, a certified dance instructor from Iowa. Her older brother Jayden Siwa, who is also a YouTuber, is her only sibling.
Siwa began her professional dance career as the youngest competitor and a top-5 finalist on the second season of Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition, which was created by Dance Moms star Abby Lee Miller.
She joined her mother on the show, and in week nine, she was eliminated. Siwa quickly made an appearance on Dance Moms after being chosen for Miller’s “ALDC” dance competition team following an audition in 2014.
Jojo Siwa’s Personal Life
From August to November 2020, Siwa was dating Mark Bontempo, a popular TikTok user. In January 2021, Siwa publicly identified as a member of the LGBTQ+ community on social media.
Siwa said that she does not name her sexuality because she “doesn’t really know this answer” when a fan afterward inquired what it was.
In February 2021, Siwa made public her relationship with Kylie Prew, her best friend, who had proposed to her a month before.
Technically, I would say that I am pansexual because that is how I have always been my entire life—just like, my human is my human, she said. Siwa said in the same interview that she also uses the terms “gay” and “queer.”
After dating for nine months, Siwa and Prew parted ways in November 2021. The two announced their reconciliation on Instagram in May 2022.
Jojo Siwa’s Career Life
“Boomerang” and Siwa’s prior single, “I Can Make U Dance,” were both made available for download in May 2016. The movie “Boomerang” touches on the issue of cyberbullying. Over 900 million people have watched the video, and over 2.5 million people have liked it.
Siwa received the Breakout Artist of the Year award from Vivid Seats in 2018.
Siwa revealed in 2018 that she would go on D.R.E.A.M. The Tour, her first significant concert tour, was in 2019.
In a total of 52 cities across the United States and Canada, she was set to visit a variety of theatres, outdoor amphitheaters, and stadiums, as well as indoor arenas. In addition, there would be additional concerts in Australia and the UK.
On May 17, the tour was supposed to start in Phoenix, Arizona. The tour was supposed to come to an end on June 26 in Austin, Texas, and then resume on July 10 in Orlando, Florida, for the second leg. Vancouver, Canada’s last date, was set for August 20.
She appeared on the Queer 50 list published by Fast Company in 2021 as well as the yearly list of the 100 most important persons in the world compiled by Time in September 2020.
She and Matthew Morrison and Stephen “tWitch” Boss were named judges for the seventeenth season of So You Think You Can Dance on April 4, 2022.
Jojo Siwa’s Business Ventures
In spite of being promoted for children aged 6 and older, Spin Master’s “JoJo’s Juice” card game from January 2021 had questions regarding stealing and indecency. The game was taken off the shelves of all toy stores after Siwa later apologized and said she was not involved in its content development.
Siwa competed in Dance with the Stars’ thirty-first season, when she was a member of the first same-sex dancing partnership in the program’s history.
She finished in second place overall with Jenna Johnson, her partner.
General Mills began manufacturing the JoJo Siwa Strawberry Bop breakfast cereal in 2021. Siwa is prominently featured on the package. The cereal has marshmallows in the forms of pink bows, blue hearts, and pink and white stars along with strawberry-flavored sweetened corn puffs.
One of the 100 Most Influential People, according to TIME Magazine.
Jojo and Jessalyn founded the group XOMG Pop during the seventeenth season of America’s Got Talent. They were first discovered on Siwa’s Dance Pop Revolution and performed “Candy Hearts” during their audition.
Impressing the judges, they were given the go-ahead to move on to the next round. As JoJo informed the judges that she is a huge fan of AGT, she praised the team with Jessalyn.
Jojo Siwa Considers Her Status As A “Pansexual”
JoJo Siwa revealed in a recent interview with People that she initially didn’t want to “identify” her sexuality and acknowledged that she is still trying to “figure it out”—three months after coming out as a member of the LGBTQ community.
“I’m still unsure of who I am. I feel like I need to solve it. I also have a joke. She goes by Kylie. She referred to her lover Kylie Prew when she added, “And so I claim that I’m Ky-sexual. “But like, lesbian, gay, straight, bisexual, pansexual, queer, etc.
Because it sort of covers things, I always simply say gay or queer because I think they are good keywords.”
The 17-year-old went on to say, “I enjoy queer. Technically speaking, I would describe myself as pansexual because that is how I have always identified; my human is my human.”
What Is Pansexual Means?
A pansexual is someone who has the ability to create strong physical, romantic, and/or emotional attachments to people of any or all genders, according to the media organization GLAAD. People who identify as pansexual are frequently included in the bisexual community.
The Trevor Project stated that 1 in 5 LGBTQ adolescents use a term other than lesbian, gay, or bisexual to describe their sexual orientation in a 2019 National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health, which polled tens of thousands of LGBTQ youth aged 13 to 24 across the United States.
Among the more than 100 sex orientations that LGBTQ adolescents identified with were pansexual and panromantic asexual.
Over the years, there have been discussions on the distinctions between bisexuality and pansexuality. Bisexuality, according to GLAAD, is the attraction to more than one gender, whereas pansexuality is the attraction to all gender identities or to persons regardless of their gender identification.