Siwa will probably be a part of the primary same-sex pair in ‘DWTS’ historical past
ABC introduced on Thursday that Olympian Suni Lee and pop star JoJo Siwa will be part of Season 30 of “Dancing with the Stars,” scheduled to premiere on Monday, September 20, on KAPP-KVEW.
Lee and Siwa will seem on ABC’s “Good Morning America” for his or her first sit-down interview on Friday, August 27; you possibly can watch GMA following KAPP-KVEW’s “Good Morning Northwest.”
Sunisa “Suni” Lee is a three-time Olympic medalist who introduced house the esteemed gold medal because the all-around champion in ladies’s gymnastics on the 2020 Olympic Video games. She additionally gained a bronze medal for the uneven bars and a silver medal within the group competitors.
“As the primary Hmong-American Olympian, her story is extra than simply triumph, it’s one among illustration,” ABC stated in a press launch. “Born and raised in Minnesota, Lee’s journey now takes her to Alabama, the place she’s going to compete as a school freshman this fall at Auburn College. Lee, 18, hopes to encourage and empower her friends and the subsequent era to work onerous towards their passions and obtain their goals.”
JoJo Siwa, additionally 18, is a worldwide celebrity, singer, tv and movie star, bestselling writer and social media sensation. Siwa has over 60.5 million followers on social media and over 3.6 billion views on YouTube. In 2020, she was named one among Time Journal’s 100 Most Influential Folks. Her well-known JoJo Siwa bow has offered greater than 80 million bows globally. Subsequent, Siwa will star in and government produce “The J Crew,” a live-action musical for Paramount+. She can be artistic director and government producer of Peacock’s “Siwa’s Dance Pop Revolution.”
Siwa came out as LGBTQ in January and later stated she identifies as pansexual. ‘DWTS’ Government Producer Andrew Llinares introduced that Siwa can be dancing with a feminine professional, making it the primary same-sex pairing within the present’s historical past.
The remaining 13 contestants will probably be introduced on Wednesday, September 8, on “Good Morning America,” the community reported.
The Season 30 “Dancing with the Stars” premiere airs dwell on KAPP-KVEW on Monday, September 20, at 8 p.m., when every movie star finds out which professional dancer is their accomplice.
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