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 accomplice.
ABC introduced on Thursday, August 26, that the 18-year-old social media star is among 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+ neighborhood in January, would be the solely feminine dancer within the present’s 30 seasons to bounce with one other lady.
“I’m so excited to be part of Dancing With the Stars season 30. And to be dancing with a woman I believe it’s so cool,” Siwa, who’s courting Kylie Prew, stated by way of the present’s official Instagram account on Thursday. “It’s going to be the perfect ever. I can’t wait to simply dance each week. I can’t wait to fulfill my accomplice. Oh, my gosh, there are such a lot of issues I’m so excited for.”
The community additionally celebrated the addition of the Dance Mothers alum, captioning Siwa’s response clip, “Deliver on the sequins and the sparkles. ✨ We’re SIWA excited for this! 🎀 #DWTS.”
Group USA’s Sunisa “Suni” Lee was additionally introduced as a part of the forged, buying and selling her Olympic medals for a pair of dance footwear come September.
Lee, 18, took house three medals through the Tokyo Video games this summer season, together with a gold within the all-round occasion, silver within the workforce remaining and bronze in particular person uneven bars occasion.
“Hello, guys, I’m Suni Lee and I’m an Olympic gold medalist. I’m so excited to be becoming a member of season 30 of Dancing With the Stars,” she stated in a teaser video by way of Instagram on Thursday. “See you on the dance flooring.”
Each youngsters obtained an amazing outpouring of affection from the DWTS neighborhood after information of their casting broke.
“Welcome to @dancingabc household !!!” Sasha Farber commented on Siwa’s introduction video, with fellow professional Artem Chigvintsev including, “Tremendous excited for you 🙌🏻.”
Gleb Savchenko replied, “Congrats 🎉 @itsjojosiwa you gonna have a blast!!!”
Lee isn’t the primary Olympic gymnast to offer their all on the ballroom flooring. Shawn Johnson, Nastia Liukin, Aly Raisman, Laurie Hernandez and Simone Biles have additionally competed for the coveted mirrorball trophy up to now.
Lee’s presence within the DWTS ballroom obtained loads of professionals hyped for the milestone thirtieth season. Lindsay Arnold replied, “Sure sure sure!!!!!! 😍😍😍😍” 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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