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This Day, That Year – May 19

Fri 19 May 2023    
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This day in history we feature Jojo Siwa. An American dancer, singer, actress, and YouTube personality was born on this day in 2003.

Trivia – Jojo Siwa

Joelle Joanie “JoJo” Siwa is known for appearing for two seasons on Dance Moms along with her mother, Jessalynn Siwa, and for her singles “Boomerang” and “Kid in a Candy Store”. Siwa posts daily videos of her day-to-day life on her YouTube channel, “Its JoJo Siwa”. She was included on Time’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2020.

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In 2016, Siwa released a line of hair bows in a collaboration with fashion accessory and jewelry company Claire’s. The line of hair bows, which were inspired by the hairbows Siwa is known herself for wearing, experienced particular success among primary school pupils in the United Kingdom, where some schools took to banning them for a variety of reasons, including peer pressure, causing distraction from work, the impairment of pupils’ concentration, and violation of school dress policies. Due to the bows’ popularity, some stores also began selling similar bows. In 2017, Siwa commented that her bows were a “symbol of power, confidence, believing-ness.” Siwa subsequently partnered with the American department store J. C. Penney to release a line of accessories, bedroom decor, and a doll made in her likeness, and has released several books aimed at young children. In June 2019, the FDA issued a warning about dangerous levels of asbestos in a JoJo Siwa-branded cosmetics kit, prompting Claire’s to recall the product. Siwa signed with Nickelodeon in 2017, appearing in the film Blurt! with Jace Norman and the show Lip Sync Battle Shorties with Nick Cannon. Siwa later competed in season 3 of The Masked Singer as “T-Rex”. At the age of 16, she was the youngest contestant to appear on the show until Honey Boo Boo performed as one half of “Beach Ball” in season 6. Siwa appeared as a playable character in the 2020 video game Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2: Grand Prix, as well at its 2022 sequel Nickelodeon Kart Racers 3: Slime Speedway. Siwa competed on the thirtieth season of Dancing with the Stars, in which she was part of the first same-sex dancing partnership in the show’s history. She and her partner, Jenna Johnson, ultimately placed 2nd. In 2021 General Mills started producing a breakfast cereal called JoJo Siwa Strawberry Bop, with Siwa prominently depicted on the box. The cereal contains strawberry-flavored sweetened corn puffs with marshmallows shaped like yellow and white stars, pink bows, and blue hearts. She is one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People. During the seventeenth season of America’s Got Talent, JoJo and Jessalyn formed the group XOMG Pop that were previously discovered on Siwa’s Dance Pop Revolution who auditioned by singing “Candy Hearts”. The judges were impressed and promoted them to the next round. JoJo and Jessalyn congratulated the group as JoJo told the judges that she is a big fan of AGT.

Source – Wikipedia

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