JoJo Siwa Wiki, Age, Height, Boyfriend, Family, Biography & More

JoJo Siwa

JoJo Siwa is an American dancer, singer, actress, and YouTube personality. She is known for wearing large, colorful bows in her hair. She became famous after she appeared in two seasons of the American dance reality show, ‘Dance Moms’ (2015-16).

Wiki/Biography

Jojo Siwa was born as ‘Joelle Joanie Siwa’ on Monday, May 19, 2003 (age 17 years; as in 2020), Omaha, Nebraska, US. Her zodiac sign is Taurus.

JoJo Siwa as a Child

JoJo Siwa as a Child

JoJo started dancing from a young age at her mother’s dance studio.

Physical Appearance

[1]Washington Post Height: 5’ 9”

Eye Color: Blue

Hair Color: Blonde (also dyed Brown)

Family, Ethnicity & Relationships

Parents & Siblings

Her mother, Jessalynn Siwa, is an American actress and dance instructor from Lowa. Her father, Dr. Tom Siwa, is a chiropractor from Nebraska. She has an elder brother, Jayden Siwa who is a vlogger.

JoJo Siwa with her Family

JoJo Siwa with her Family

Relationships

She was once rumored to be in a relationship with the American footballer, Elliott Brown.

JoJo Siwa with her Elliott Brown

JoJo Siwa with Elliott Brown

She is in a relationship with Mark Bontempo.

Mark Bontempo

Mark Bontempo

Career

Early Career, Acting, and YouTube

In 2013, she participated in Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition; she was one of the top-5 finalists in the show.

JoJo Siwa in Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition

JoJo Siwa in Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition

In 2015-16, she participated in the season 5 and 6 of the TV Show ‘Dance Moms’ with her mother.

JoJo Siwa in Dance Moms

JoJo Siwa in Dance Moms

She has appeared in many television shows as a guest, some of them are: Good day L.A. (2015), Make It Pop (2016), and All That (2019). She has also appeared in the reality shows, Keeping Up with the Kadarshians (2019) in the episode ‘Three’s Company,’ The Substitute (2020), The Masked Singers (2020), and Celebrity Watch Party (2020).

JoJo Siwa in Keeping Up with the Kadarshians

JoJo Siwa in Keeping Up with the Kardashians

In 2017, she hosted the show ‘Lip Synch Battle Shorties,’ an American musical reality show in which celebrities battle each other with lip sync performances.

JoJo Siwa Hosting Lip Sync Battle Shorties

JoJo Siwa Hosting Lip Sync Battle Shorties

In 2017, she signed with Nickelodeon, which took over all her ventures as an artist, be it her singing, acting, or her YouTube channel. In 2018, she made her acting debut with the American film ‘Blurt!’ as ‘Victoria Martin.’

JoJo Siwa in a Scene from Blurt! (2018)

JoJo Siwa in a Scene from Blurt! (2018)

She made her debut as a dubbing artist with the American animated show ‘Middle School Moguls’ (2019) as ‘Josie.’

JoJo Siwa as 'Josie' in Middle School Moguls

JoJo Siwa as ‘Josie’ in Middle School Moguls

In 2020, her animated web series ‘Jojo & BoBow Show Show’ was released on YouTube by Nickelodeon.

JoJo & BowBow Show Show

JoJo & BowBow Show Show

In February 2015, she started her YouTube channel by the name ‘Its JoJo Siwa.’ The first video that she uploaded was titled ‘Q & A with JoJo Siwa.’

 

She has more than 11.8 million subscribers on her YouTube Channel.

It's JoJo Siwa- YouTube Channel

As a Singer

She released her first single ‘I Can Make U Dance’ in 2015.

 

Her first single with a music video was ‘Boomerang,’ which was released in 2016.

 

Other singles by Jojo are – Kid in a Candy Store (2017), Hold the Drama (2017), Every Girl’s a Super Girl (2018), High Top Shoes (2018), Only Getting Better (2018), Bop! (2019), and Nonstop (2020). She released her first extended play ‘D.R.E.A.M: The Music’ in 2018.

Dream: The Music (2018)

The other extended play that she released was ‘Celebrate’ (2019).

As an Author

She wrote her first book ‘JoJo’s Guide to the Sweet Life: #PeaceOutHaterz’ in 2017.

JoJo's Guide toJoJo's Guide to the Sweet Life #PeaceOutHaterz (2017) the Sweet Life #PeaceOutHaterz (2017)

She has also written the books – Things I Love: A Fill-In Friendship Book (2018), JoJo Loves BowBow: A Day in the Life of the World?s Cutest Canine (2018), JoJo’s Guide to Making Your Own Fun: #DoItYourself (2018), Take the Stage (JoJo and BowBow Book #1) (2018), Candy Kisses (JoJo and BowBow Book #2) (2019), and The Posh Puppy Pageant (JoJo and BowBow Book #3) (2019).

JoJo Siwa as a Brand

JoJo Siwa released a line of bows in 2016, which were sold at Claire’s, a fashion-accessory company aimed at 6-to-12-year-old girls.

JoJo Siwa Bows

JoJo Siwa Bows

Some fashion accessories sold at Claire’s are headband, bows, bags, phone cases, pens, watches. Subsequently, she partnered with the American department store J. C. Penney to release a line of accessories, bedroom decor, t-shirt, dresses, shoes, and JoJo dolls. She also partnered with Walmart, which markets her brand’s toys, home, and beauty products. In a conversation with the YouTuber James Charles, she said that her brand was worth a billion dollars. [2]Daily Mail

Awards & Achievements

  • Industry Dance Awards for Dancers Choice Awards Favorite Dancer 17 & Under in 2016
  • Reality Television Awards for Most Heartfelt Moment for the show ‘Dance Moms’ in 2016

Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards

  • Favorite Viral Music Artist in 2017

    JoJo Siwa with her Industry Dance Award

    JoJo Siwa with her Industry Dance Award

  • Favorite Musical YouTube Creator in 2018
  • Favorite Social Music Star in 2019
  • Favorite Social Music Star in 2020

Controversies

  • In 2016, after she released her line of bows with Claire’s, her bows formed a strong liking among primary-school students in the United Kingdom. However, her bows were banned in many schools as the teachers discovered that children were unable to afford the bows because of their high price (which retail for approximately £8 ($10.40) to £12 ($15.60) each) and were bullied by their peers who could afford them. The other reasons her bows were banned was that they were a distraction to students, harmed students’ concentration, and violated the schools’ dress code policies. [3]The Telegraph
  • In June 2019, Siwa ran into trouble with her cosmetics line after FDA issued a warning about the dangerous levels of asbestos in her cosmetics kit. In response to the controversy, Claire’s canceled the product, and Siwa posted a now-deleted YouTube video to address the issue. In the video, she had said, [4]USA Today

    Recently, it’s been brought to my attention that there’s been a problem with one of my products in Claire’s stores. I just want to let everyone know that no matter what, safety is myself and Nickelodeon’s number one priority in everything, in every product, and everything out there.”

    JoJo Siwa's Cosmetic Kit

    JoJo Siwa’s Cosmetic Kit

  • In December 2019, she posted a photo of her BMW sports car with complete glitter paint, shooting stars, JoJo’s face on the hood; she had received the present as a Christmas present. Justin Bieber commented ‘Burn It’ for three times on her post. Soon, her mother pointed out at Justin Bieber to burn his own things. After this, Justin faced a huge backlash. Later, Justin took to his Twitter handle and apologized, saying, [5]Daily Mail

    I have nothing against you it was the car and the colors I didn’t like. I really hope you didn’t think it was malicious or mean spirited.”

    Justin Bieber Commenting on the Post of JoJo Siwa

    Justin Bieber Commenting on the Post of JoJo Siwa

  • In June 2020, she released the music video of her single ‘Nonstop’ in which she was seen as a ringmaster, and backup dancers were dressed as animals and circus performers. Out of which, one dancer was dressed as a monkey with her face painted black. This drew huge criticism as blackface is considered offensive in the entertainment industry. Talking about it, she said, [6]USA Today

    We’re talking about kids dressing up as circus animals! No one in my video is wearing blackface. It’s awful that anyone’s mind would even go there. Kids dressing in animal costumes, having their faces painted to look like animals, acting the part. There were zebras, tigers, dogs, clowns, mermaids, everything. I’ve addressed Black Lives Matter issues previously on my social media. I will say it again for the ones in the back, Black Lives Matter, today, tomorrow, yesterday and forever. I’m on the right side of history here. Stop trying to make this about something it isn’t.”

Signature

JoJo Siwa Signature

JoJo Siwa Signature

Favorite Things

  • Singers: Freddie Mercury, Miley Cyrus, Meghan Trainor
  • Band: Queen, Jonas Brothers
  • Song: Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen and The Muppets

Property

In the December of 2019, JoJo purchased a $3.4 million mansion in the upscale L.A. community of Tarzana, deep within the San Fernando Valley’s suburban region. She lives there with her family. [7]Variety

JoJo Siwa's Mansion

JoJo Siwa’s Mansion

Cars Collection

  • Customized BMW 4 Series Convertible

    JoJo Siwa with her BMW

    JoJo Siwa with her BMW

  • Customized Tesla Model X

Facts/Trivia

  • In her spare time, JoJo likes dancing, driving, and playing golf.

    JoJo Siwa Playing Golf

    JoJo Siwa Playing Golf

  • At the age of two, she gave her first stage performance in the song “Mama, I’m a Big Girl Now” from the musical ‘Hairspray.’
  • In 2018, JoJo announced her first major concert tour titled ‘D.R.E.A.M. Her tour was held at theaters, outdoor amphitheaters, stadiums, and indoor arenas in a total of 52 cities across the United States and Canada. Additionally, other performances were held in the United Kingdom and Australia. The tour began in Phoenix, Arizona on May 17, 2019, and ended on August 20, 2019, in Vancouver, Canada.

    JoJo Siwa during D.R.E.A.M. The Tour

    JoJo Siwa during D.R.E.A.M. The Tour

  • In October 2019, she launched an app called ‘JoJo Siwa-Live to Dance,’ which is available for both iOS and Android.

    JoJo Siwa-Live To Dance App

    JoJo Siwa-Live To Dance App

  • In her childhood, she wished to become either a pop star or a surgeon.
  • Her fans are known as ‘Siwanatorz.’
  • She dubbed the characters of ‘Jay’ and ‘Kira’ in the American animated film ‘The Angry Birds Movie 2’ (2019).

    JoJo Siwa During the Premiere of The Angry Birds Movie 2

    JoJo Siwa During the Premiere of The Angry Birds Movie 2

  • She also does philanthropic activities. She shows her support to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for their Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

    JoJo Siwa, in an Instagram Post, Talking About St. Jude's Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

    JoJo Siwa, in an Instagram Post, Talking About St. Jude’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

  • She is an avid dog lover and has a pet dog, ‘BowBow.’

    JoJo Siwa with her Pet

    JoJo Siwa with her Pet

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