Born In: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Jojo Siwa, also known as Joelle Joanie Siwa, is an American social media star, dancer, actress, and singer. She was the youngest contestant to participate in the second series of Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition and she gained popularity when she appeared in the fifth-sixth season of Dance Moms reality show. She has also enacted in skits for Nickelodeon’s Not-So-Valentine Special as a guest artist. Her first song, Boomerang, went viral on YouTube and also won her the prestigious RIAA: Gold certifications. Her songs are very motivating and vocal against online bullying. She is also a successful entrepreneur and sells her merchandise and accessories at retail stores and through online stores. Jojo Siwa signed a book deal with iReach/ Amulet Books and published the book titled JoJo’s Guide to Sweet Life. Her book talks about her positive attitude towards life and how she battled all social media negativity. The book became a New York Times bestseller!
Also Known As: Joelle Joanie Siwa
Born Country: United States
Ancestry: Italian American
U.S. State: Nebraska
City: Omaha, Nebraska
Jojo Siwa started to dance at a tender age of 5 initially at her mother’s dance school. Her talent became evident to the world when she competed in AUDC (Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition) as the youngest of the lot and she ranked among top 5 of the finalists, but got eliminated within a week.
JoJo Siwa didn’t get disheartened and started to audition for Abby Lee Miller’s ALDC and got selected in 2015. Simultaneously in 2015-2016, Jojo Siwa and her mom started to appear in the reality show Dance Moms 5th-6th season and went on to win the show.While performing in this show she got selected in Abby Lee Dance company’s elite team, replacing Chloe.
JoJo Siwa also performed as guest star in Make It Pop, Bizardvark (Disney Channel) and The Thundermans in 2016. Later, Nickelodeon signed a contract with her to perform for their channel. In 2016, she won the Industry Dance Award as favourite dancer in seventeen years age group category.
JoJo Siwa's first song video upload on YouTube, I Can Make U Dance, became very popular and she further justified her singing talent with the profound success of her single Boomerang. In this song, she raises her voice against all the negative comments shared through social media. JoJo Siwa further states that one should not listen to the haters but come back with a bang and fulfil their dreams.
As JoJo Siwa gained popularity, her signature colourful bows and accessories became a fashion trend. In 2013, she released her exclusive Jo Jo Collection (Dancewear) with Tilt Dancewear (shop) and in 2016, she signed a business contract with Claire’s. She now has her own JoJo bow line in their stores.
JoJo Siwa has huge fan following on social media with over 12.2 million subscribers on her YouTube channel and over 11.6 million followers on Instagram.
She received the Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Award as Favourite Viral Music Artist of 2017.
Certain schools in USA have banned JoJo Siwa's colourful bows for their students. The Pioneer posted that the school authorities found these to be obnoxious, humongous and breaching the uniform code. A recent controversy arose just after the Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards when many fans of Jacob Sartorius stated that JoJo Siwa had rigged and paid to win.
Jojo Siwa was born on May 19, 2003, at Omaha, Nebraska, to Tom Siwa and Jessalynn Siwa. Her father, Tom, is a Chiropractor at Northwest Chiropractic and her mother, Jessalynn, runs her own dance school. Her mother is very supportive and has also performed with her at numerous reality shows.
Jojo Siwa states that most of her bows are handmade by her mother. She has an elder brother, Jayden Siwa, and he is an Instagram star and celebrity dancer.
JoJo Siwa reportedly dated Mark Bontempo in 2020. In January 2021, she revealed that a member of the LGBTQ+ community. She also mentioned about her girlfriend, Kylie Prew, whom she dated from January 2021, to October 2021. The couple reunited. However, in August 2022, they broke up again. In August 2022, she started dating TikTok star Avery Cyrus.
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