YouTube sensation Jo Jo Siwa has come out as gay.
The 17-year-old dancer, singer and influencer had earlier posted a TikTok video of her dancing to Lady Gaga’s gay anthem “Born This Way”.
She later confirmed that she is gay by posting a photo on Twitter of her bearing a T-shirt which says “Best. Gay. Cousin. Ever.”
Her Tweet was liked more than a million times, and JoJo said that coming out felt “awesome”.
She added that’s he had always believed that “my person was going to be my person and if that person happened to be a boy great and if that person happened to be a girl great.”
Paris Hilton and Ellen DeGeneres have already praised Siwa’s coming out on social media.
JoJo features on the list of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world.