JoJo Siwa makes TV history with same-sex 'DWTS' partner

scandal 28/09/2021

JoJo Siwa made television history as she competed on Dancing With The Stars USA with a partner of the same sex.

Siwa and Olympic gymnast Suni Lee were confirmed as two of the stars to appear on DWTS earlier this month. The teen YouTuber will also be partnered with a female dancer rather than a male dancer, which is a first in DWTS history!

Siwa, 18, and Jenna Johnson, 27, danced the foxtrot during the premiere. Despite a minor slip from JoJo's dance partner Jenna, the two scored the highest score of the night - a 29 out of 40.

Speaking ahead of her first dance, Siwa said: "For the first time in Dancing with the Stars history, I am dancing with another female, and I'm really, really proud. I came out in early 2021 and what I love to do is truly be who you are easier for kids."

We are certain JoJo did the LGBTQ+ community immensely proud with their first performance!