How Nia Sioux Really Feels About Jojo Siwa's New Image

Both Nia Sioux and Jojo Siwa came to fame thanks to Abby Lee Miller, the dance teacher from Penn Hills, PA, who turned her small dance studio on a dark back road into a reality show sensation. Each week, aspiring young dancers could see Miller go hard on her top students who were specially selected for her show — and their moms both praise and gripe about Miller — on the Lifetime series "Dance Moms".

While Nia Sioux was one of the first breakout stars from the franchise and appeared on it before Siwa eventually made her way to the show and its spin-off, "Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition," Sioux got to know Siwa when she joined the "Dance Moms" family. In the years since she became a young dancing sensation, Siwa has changed much about her life and image (via Biography). Thanks to YouTube, she became a social media star, and she's also branched out from dancing to singing with hit songs like "Boomerang" and "Kid in a Candy Store," according to Biography. She also drastically changed her life in 2021 by announcing to the world her true self.

Nia Sioux is proud of her old Dance Moms pal

In January of 2021, JoJo Siwa surprised the world when she tweeted a photo of herself wearing a t-shirt proclaiming her to be the "Best. Gay. Cousin. Ever." That was Siwa's way of happily coming out. In April, the colorfully dressed performer told People that she's still trying to figure out exactly how she identifies.

"I still don't know what I am. ... I want to figure it out," she said. "But like, I don't know, bisexual, pansexual, queer, lesbian, gay, straight. I always just say gay because it just kind of covers it or queer because I think the keyword is cool. I like queer. Technically I would say that I am pansexual because that's how I have always been my whole life is just like, my human is my human."

When Nia Sioux learned about her friend coming out, she was thrilled for her. "I think that it's amazing, and I'm really, really proud of her," Sioux told Access Hollywood of the 2021 "Dancing With the Stars" contestant making history by being paired with a same-sex partner (via YoutubeNew York Times). "I texted her, I was like, 'Dude, I'm so proud of you,' and she was like, 'Thank you.' So yeah, I haven't seen her in a long time, but I'm really, really happy for her and she does look really happy." We're happy Siwa has friends like Sioux by her side.