Second-place finisher on DWTS JoJo Siwa confesses that she’s only had a few female crushes in her life, one of whom was TikTok singer Olivia Ponton.
JoJo Siwa, a Dancing With The Stars finalist, has said that TikTok star Olivia Ponton is one of the few girls she’s ever had a crush on. In January 2021, the 18-year-old Dance Moms star came out on social media and was publicly seeing girlfriend Kylie Prew, but the couple parted in October.
During season 30 of DWTS, JoJo and her dance partner Jenna Johnson made history by being the first same-sex couple to participate on the show. Even though they didn’t win the mirrorball, they made it to the final two and had a memorable stint on the show.
Olivia Ponton is a model and social media influencer with 7.5 million followers on TikTok. In June 2021, the actress came out as bisexual, and ironically, revealed that JoJo had motivated her to speak her truth.
Olivia sees JoJo as a role model and believes that coming out should be normalized in society. The model was previously linked to UCLA soccer player Kaila Novak, but the two reportedly split in September, despite claims that they have rejoined.
Olivia’s role model for coming out, it turns out, had a crush on her. JoJo claimed to E! News The Rundown that she’s only ever been attracted to three women in her life: her ex-girlfriend Kylie, a TikToker, and actress Jenna Dewan.
“Her name is Olivia Ponton, she’s stunning, she’s fantastic, she’s really cool, and she’s incredibly nice too, which is something that I really respect in people,” JoJo said when a producer asked if she would tell who the TikTok star was.
JoJo also talked on how many people have misconceptions about women who come out. Many people believe that just because a woman says she’s a lesbian doesn’t mean she’s attracted to every woman she sees. JoJo clarified that this isn’t the case because she’s only ever been attracted to a select women.
“I’ve probably thought like oh wow that girl’s incredibly pretty or oh wow that girl’s really hot for like three people,” JoJo revealed. When questioned about childhood crushes, JoJo said she would have had a crush on Miley Cyrus if she had been permitted to be homosexual as a child.
It’s inspiring to watch the younger generation openly embrace their sexuality without shame, and it’s even more ironic to see JoJo serve as an inspiration to the girl she had a crush on. Olivia and JoJo are altering the game all across the world, not just on social media or on DWTS.
It appears that the younger generation is unwilling to disguise their true personalities, which is a lovely transition to watch. JoJo and Olivia have a lot to be proud of, instilling confidence in the next generation.
Being different hasn’t always been recognized in society, but as more brave celebrities speak their truth, children and young adults throughout the world are daring to do the same.