Switching issues up! JoJo Siwa will make historical past when she hits the ballroom on season 30 of Dancing With the Stars, turning into the primary contestant to compete with a same-sex companion.
ABC introduced on Thursday, August 26, that the 18-year-old social media star is without doubt one of the 15 celebrities becoming a member of the dance competitors present this fall. The Nebraska native, who got here out as a member of the LGBTQ+ group in January, would be the solely feminine dancer within the present’s 30 seasons to bop with one other girl.
“I am so excited to be a part of Dancing With the Stars season 30. And to be dancing with a girl I think it’s so cool,” Siwa, who’s courting Kylie Prew, mentioned by way of the show’s official Instagram account on Thursday. “It’s going to be the best ever. I can’t wait to just dance every week. I can’t wait to meet my partner. Oh, my gosh, there are so many things I’m so excited for.”
The community additionally celebrated the addition of the Dance Moms alum, captioning Siwa’s response clip, “Bring on the sequins and the sparkles. ✨ We’re SIWA excited for this! 🎀 #DWTS.”
Team USA’s Sunisa “Suni” Lee was additionally introduced as a part of the cast, buying and selling her Olympic medals for a pair of dance footwear come September.
Lee, 18, took house three medals through the Tokyo Games this summer time, together with a gold within the all-round occasion, silver within the crew ultimate and bronze in particular person uneven bars occasion.
“Hi, guys, I’m Suni Lee and I’m an Olympic gold medalist. I’m so excited to be joining season 30 of Dancing With the Stars,” she said in a teaser video by way of Instagram on Thursday. “See you on the dance floor.”
Both youngsters acquired an awesome outpouring of affection from the DWTS group after information of their casting broke.
“Welcome to @dancingabc family !!!” Sasha Farber commented on Siwa’s introduction video, with fellow professional Artem Chigvintsev including, “Super excited for you 🙌🏻.”
Gleb Savchenko replied, “Congrats 🎉 @itsjojosiwa you gonna have a blast!!!”
Lee isn’t the primary Olympic gymnast to present their all on the ballroom ground. Shawn Johnson, Nastia Liukin, Aly Raisman, Laurie Hernandez and Simone Biles have additionally competed for the coveted mirrorball trophy previously.
Lee’s presence within the DWTS ballroom received loads of professionals hyped for the milestone thirtieth season. Lindsay Arnold replied, “Yes yes yes!!!!!! 😍😍😍😍” to Lee’s announcement video on social media, whereas South African dancer Keo Motsepe chimed in, “Yesssss 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥.”
The remaining 13 superstar contestants shall be introduced on Good Morning America on Wednesday, September 8.
Season 30 of Dancing With the Stars premieres on ABC Monday, September 20, at 8 p.m. ET.
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