Dancing With the Stars just made history!
In a series first, the 18-year-old singer — who recently came out as pansexual — will be waltzing with a female professional partner.
“We're making history,” Siwa spilled to USA TODAY. “This has never happened on 'Dancing With the Stars' before. It's always been a boy-girl couple.”
The bubbly blonde's dance partner has not yet been revealed, but the dancer admitting that the idea of her having a same-sex partner was discussed up front with producers.
“I have a girlfriend who is the love of my life and who is everything to me,” Siwa gushed about main squeeze Kylie Prew. “My journey of coming out and having a girlfriend has inspired so many people around the world. I thought that if I chose to dance with a girl on this show, it would break the stereotypical thing. It would be new, different and change for the better.”
- JoJo Siwa Is All Smiles As She Enters 'Dancing With The Stars' Rehearsals Following Split From Kylie Prew — Photos
- JoJo Siwa Calls 'DWTS' A 'Rollercoaster' After Landing In The Bottom Two Following Split From Kylie Prew
- JoJo Siwa All Smiles In The Big Apple After Failing To Capture The Mirrorball Trophy On Season 30 Of 'DWTS': Photos
The Dance Moms alum dished that she was given the option of if she wanted a male or female partner and she told producers she “actually would love and prefer to dance with a girl,” adding “Why not show the message even stronger that you can love whomever you want to love.”
“I still don't know what I am. It's like, I want to figure it out. And I have this joke. Her name is Kylie. And so I say that I'm Ky-sexual,” Siwa joked at the time. “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.”
Siwa's milestone announcement can’t overshadow that Olympic medalist Suni Lee was also announced as a contestant for the upcoming season.
The 18-year-old gymnast took home three medals at the 2020 Olympics. Lee won gold in the individual all-around event, bronze in the uneven bars competition and silver during the team final.