Cool for the summer! JoJo Siwa opened up about her journey toward discovering her sexuality — and which fellow celebrities helped her get there.
In a TikTok video posted on Tuesday, October 4, Siwa, 19, participated in the “One Thing About Me” social media trend by sharing her “gay awakening story, in which she listened to Demi Lovato’s 2015 hit “Cool for the Summer” on repeat. “I really, really liked it and listened to it all the time,” the former Nickelodeon star said on the beat. “I did not know what it meant back then but now that I’m much older and I understand, I know what it means.”The second big moment came three years later when she watched Jenna Dewan perform a Magic Mike routine on Lip Sync Battle. “I pretty much watched it every day.
Little me, she didn’t know she was gay,” the Dance Moms alum said. “Until…” Siwa then recalled a personal experience in which she went on a first date with a man that helped her reach the conclusion that she was gay. “A couple years later, a man was my first date and he wanted to have sex with me and I did not want to — never wanted to, grossed out by the thought of it,” she explained, before concluding the video, “Immediately knew men are not my thing.
Women are my gig. Gotta go.”This isn’t the first time Siwa has mentioned Lovato, 30, and Dewan, 41, in relation to her sexuality.Read more on usmagazine.com