She's the biggest star on the internet at the moment, and she's completely shocked by a grocery store?

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It seems like everyone has recently discovered that a certain famous person has a whole bunch of ties to the Midwest. Jojo Siwa made a few visits to Iowa over the past year.

You might not know the name, but you most definitely know her face and her iconic bows. She has multiple children's merchandise and clothing at major retailers like Target and Walmart.

This nineteen year old is the face and name behind a multi-million dollar empire.

Jojo Siwa first stepped into the spotlight as a child dancer on the hit television show 'Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition' and 'Dance Moms.'

Have I watched a few too many episodes of 'Dance Moms' and know all of the Jojo Siwa lore?


She quickly evolved into a popular YouTuber with content aimed at children.  If you were chronically online like I was anytime between 2018-2020, then you KNOW this girl is maybe the biggest internet celebrity of our time.


The YouTuber has been seen a few times in Iowa. We recently shared with you last year the story of Siwa being spotted at a Dubuque football game. Originally from Nebraska, Jojo has some familial connections in Iowa.

Towards the end of 2022, the Nebraska native returned to Iowa for her cousin's wedding.

The 22-year-old cousin goes by the username jaelynkayy on Tik Tok, shared a video of her performing with Siwa at her reception. They are singing Jojo's song 'It's Time To Celebrate.'

You can read more about it here.

Now, Siwa is back in the Midwest and I'm thinking she probably will make a stop in Iowa at some point. The influencer shared on her Tik Tok channel that she would be heading to the Mall of America in Minnesota on Wednesday, February 15th.

You can check out that video down below!

Her first stop when she landed in Minnesota was at a nearby Hy-Vee. For someone who grew up in the Midwest, Siwa was kind of blown away by the grocery store. She shared multiple videos on her Snapchat from her Hy-Vee stop.

As soon as she walked in she said,

"This place is massive...and they have a whole charcuterie section!"

Jojo picked up a few food items for the next few days. She will be in the Midwest from Thursday to Sunday. On her visit to Hy-Vee she snagged; a wrap platter, deli chicken, and some other wellness foods.

"It's a theme park for food!" the star said on her Snapchat story.

Jojo Siwa via Snapchat/KM
Jojo Siwa via Snapchat/KM

The reason that this internet star is back in the Midwest is because she's promoting  her  pop girl group that she created on a Peacock show called "Dance Pop Revolution." This group is called XOMG POP! and you might even recognize them from 'America's Got Talent.'

Well, this group of six girls are releasing their very first album this Saturday, February 18th. They will be celebrating this major accomplishment with an album release party at the Mall of America. The pop group will be doing a free show at 1pm and then a meet and greet following it.


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