Who run the world? Women! Jenna Johnson spoke to HL about breaking limitations as the primary same-sex partnership on this season of ‘Dancing With The Stars.’
This season, Dancing With The Stars made historical past with the inclusion of the primary same-sex dance partnership within the 30 seasons of the present. Season 29 runner-up Jenna Johnson was paired up with beloved YouTube persona JoJo Siwa, who got here out as a part of the LGBTQ+ group in January 2021. In talking on the HollywoodLife Podcast, Jenna revealed that she mentioned sure to partnering with one other girl “with out hesitation,” however within the days that adopted, “a ton of stress set in.” “I used to be so honored however I felt a ton of stress, as a result of I simply knew how a lot might go into this and what number of eyes have been going to be watching. And, as a result of it’s new and it’s completely different and it’s a little bit scary for some folks. But the second I met JoJo, all of these fears went away,” Jenna admitted. “She is simply so open and keen to do no matter every time. She simply was like a dream pupil for me.”
The DWTS star added that dancing collectively “has felt so pure.” “Having two women dancing collectively, I don’t even suppose twice about it,” she instructed HL. The history-making second has impressed Jenna to “push herself additional” along with her choreography this season, as properly.
“It’s been actually attention-grabbing this season as a result of I can’t depend on issues I’ve completed prior to now. Often, you’ll be able to look again in your dances… however I can’t fall again on these comfy habits as a result of that is utterly completely different for me,” she defined. “I’ve simply been so impressed the season to actually push myself as a result of I’ve to and generally I really feel like I don’t know what I’m doing, however it’s been actually empowering for me as a choreographer and as a trainer simply to push myself, take dangers and never be afraid to take these dangers.”
The dangers have actually paid off as Jenna and JoJo have impressed the judges panel week after week, tying with Amanda Kloots and Alan Bersten and Val Chmerkovskiy and Olivia Jade in first place with 24 out of 30 final week. This Monday, Oct. 11, and Tuesday, Oct. 12, the present has its first two-dance week and potential double elimination. “Clearly, we’re feeling some added stress as a result of there are two dances this week, which is loopy for week 4. I don’t really feel like we’ve ever completed two dances this early earlier than. However a minimum of it’s Disney week, in order that provides some magic to it!” Jenna instructed HL.
The primary evening of DWTS this week will probably be Disney Heroes centered, and Jenna revealed that she and JoJo will probably be channeling an empowering Cinderella of their massive quantity. Then, the second evening will spotlight Disney Villains, and the pair will probably be taking their inspo from Descendants Two. “You’re positively going to need to tune in!” Jenna teased.
Make sure you watch Dancing With The Stars this Monday, Oct. eleventh and Tuesday, Oct. twelfth at 8 PM ET on ABC!