Here's How JoJo Siwa Will Make History On Dancing With The Stars

JoJo Siwa has come a long way from her days as a junior dance sensation on "Dance Moms." Now she's a young adult and a full-fledged performer: making albums, holding concerts, and starring in her own projects, such as "The J Team," an upcoming movie streaming on Paramount+. She's also a major influencer, with 10 million followers on Instagram and countless JoJo-branded products. 

But some things about Siwa have not changed a bit — like her oversized hair bows, her super-positive attitude, and her determination to be her own self. In January 2021, the bubbly entertainer came out as LGBTQ+ — specifically, pansexual — and revealed she has a girlfriend. As she told People, "I'm the happiest human alive." The news was met with support from friends and fans alike, and she was hailed as a role model for the young LGBTQ+ community.

Now Siwa is about to make waves yet again. On August 27, ABC announced that she will be one of the competitors on the upcoming season of "Dancing With the Stars," joining  Olympic gymnastics champion Sunisa Lee on the dance floor. The twist? Siwa will have a female partner, making this the first same-sex team in the show's 30-season history (via Us Weekly). Siwa confirmed the news on her Instagram account by posting a shot of a media announcement. Her caption was simple: emojis of a heart and rainbow.

JoJo Siwa got an interesting message from her famous coach

JoJo Siwa's announcement got more than half a million likes, along with tons of supportive messages from followers — including some famous faces. Fellow ALDC company member Maddie Ziegler applauded, "Hero!!!!!!!!!" Elliana Walmsley cheered, "SO happy!! You were the best duet partner and I can't wait to see you shine!!! You came to support me on @dancingabc and now it's MY TURN!!" Kylie Prew, Siwa's girlfriend, gushed, "So proud of you my loveee!!!," which had fans sighing over "couple goals."

Then there was Abby Lee Miller, the entertaining and controversial studio owner and coach from "Dance Moms." Her response was a mixed bag of congratulations and perhaps a bit of shade: "Oh You've got this babe! Right back to those old competition days, learning a new routine every week! *No Ballet Duets Please!" The "duets" remark was a reference to Siwa's last appearance on the reality show. In "JoJo Is a No Show," Siwa was assigned a difficult ballet duet for a competition, and found it more than she could handle. Rather than let her compete and do poorly, her mother yanked her from the number (via CheatSheet). Siwa received a tempting offer from Nickelodeon in the meantime, and went off on her own rather than return to "Dance Moms."

Siwa's partner has yet to be announced at the time of this writing, and any further "DWTS" casting remains a mystery. But, with the young star's extensive training and dazzling personality, expect her to be a serious contender for the mirrorball trophy.