JoJo Siwa is comparing her family’s support on Dancing With The Stars to the other dance-related shows she’s appeared on over the years. The glittery sensation became a reality star at just 9 years old when she competed on Dance Moms alongside her mother, Jessalynn Siwa. The Nebraska native had a rough start on the show as she was disliked by many of the other dancers and their parents for her loud personality. Nonetheless, producers loved her energy and signed her on as a permanent cast member until the second half of season 6. JoJo then left her roots and signed a deal with Nickelodeon where she developed a music career and headlines her own tours.
Before Monday’s Halloween-themed episode, JoJo’s family was able to stop by her dance rehearsal with her pro partner Jenna Johnson. It seemed as though JoJo’s family was very supportive and excited to be in the room. Shortly after, Jenna and JoJo hit the ballroom for a jazz routine set to “Anything Goes” by District 78 featuring Patrice Covington. The pair inspired their number after It with JoJo dressing as Pennywise. The incredible and playful and horrifying routine earned the pair another perfect score.
In a new interview with Screen Rant, JoJo compares her family’s support and reactions during Dance Moms to her Dancing With The Stars experience. “Oh my gosh. Ten minutes before my family came in, I told Jenna, ‘Listen, my mom does this face when I’m dancing. Just don’t look at her.’ And then my family comes in and my mom goes, ‘Do you want me to watch my face while you’re dancing?'” JoJo added that her family is giving her a lot of support, love and encouragement right now and she feels as though it “made her do better.”
Later in the interview, JoJo discussed one of her favorite aspects of the show is the costumes. Her new goal is to take home a piece of her costume every week as a souvenir. Since she was Pennywise this week, she plans to take home either her shoes or socks. “I wanted the hand, but somebody stole it,” JoJo said.
JoJo is clearly soaking up this moment for all it is worth. She has always been a natural star, but now she’s also a pretty impressive ballroom dancer. It’s funny to hear what she’s up to behind the scenes. JoJo and Jenna are definitely a force to be reckoned with this season on Dancing With The Stars.