JoJo Siwa’s glamorous look at the American Music Awards has gone positively wild amongst her fans. The 18-year-old attended the 49th annual awards ceremony celebrating the year’s biggest hits on Sunday, November 21. She was wearing a floor-length black gown with an off-the-shoulder tulle skirt with tiered ruffle detailing.
She ditched her signature ponytail and teamed the number with mesh pumps and ditched her for a half-up, half-down style. The bottom half of the dress featured a feathered tulle, giving a glimpse of her legs through the mesh. The star, who is due to appear in the finale of DWTS tonight, teamed the classy look with a pair of pointed heels.
JoJo told people “I’m in a dress and heels for the first time in my life!” the dance moms alum told people on the red carpet (noting that she means besides the dresses and gowns she’s worn on season 30 of Dancing With The Stars). “When I knew I was coming to the AMAs, I was like, ‘uh oh, what am I going to wear?’” Siwa went all out for the AMAs by getting her nails done, too, which, per the performer, is a rare feat. She explained that “I used to hate getting my nails done, literally never would do it.”
“And I want to branch out of my comfort zone, and so today we went for a dress. I got some heels on,'” she added. JoJo’s gown added a touch of 1950s Hollywood glamour with a Bardot neckline that came in at the waist before flowing to the ground. She was praised for her new look by the host of the evening Cardi B, who begged her to visit her three-year-old daughter Kulture as a Christmas gift.
She continued: “I had this transition while being on Dancing With The Stars, where I’ve gone from dressing like I normally dress to kind of looking more adult. And I was like, I want to branch out of my comfort zone.” So she wanted a change and chose this glamorous look. “Today, we went for a dress,” she said, adding that she borrowed her heels from Jenna Johnson, her dance partner-turned-friend on the popular dance competition television series.
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Siwa appeared at the AMAs just after her breakup with Kylie Prew. The former couple dated for less than a year. “Kylie stopped attending the show so she hasn’t been seen in the audience since they split.” The Dancing With the Stars finale is Monday, November 22. A source told Us “JoJo is focusing on the competition and giving her all. While it’s a rough time for her, she’s handling DWTS very professionally and still putting on a smile and giving 100 percent,” the insider continued. She doesn’t want to let down her fans.”