JoJo Siwa tears up while talking about hair loss insecurities and pressures of child stardom

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In a Monday episode of the reality, competition show Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test season 2, JoJo Siwa, known for her loud and bubbly personality, revealed a more vulnerable side as she opened up about her insecurities and the challenges of growing up in the spotlight. 

“I’m very hard on myself. I judge myself and everything. I am a very insecure person. Very insecure person,” JoJo, 20, admitted. When asked about where this “lack of confidence” comes from by one of the DS agents. “Growing up in front of the internet, it’s the hardest thing,” the singer said in response. “Everything gets judged.”

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JoJo Siwa explains why she has a receding hairline

The child star further explained why she has a receding hairline at such a young age. “People told me I have a receding hairline. They don’t know that I have a stress rash, and that’s why I’m balding right here. The 12-year-old shouldn’t have a stress rash on their head that makes them bald, but I did,” JoJo tearfully opened up about her hair loss. 

In another clip, JoJo was seen talking about being more private behind the glitz and glamour. “When I’m home, I’ve tended to be a loner,” she said. “Like, I like to do things alone. I like to have my solitude time. Because the reality is it’s hard for me to go places. It’s not always fun for me to go places.”

JoJo Siwa calls herself the ‘most vulnerable person’

Speaking about the entertainment industry, the ‘Dance Moms’ star said that in this industry, “you can’t be vulnerable, where you have to be, you know, on. You have to be hard. You have to be hardcore. You have to mean business. And that’s something I’ve struggled with. JoJo? Hard ass. Hard shell. Can’t break her down. Joelle? The most vulnerable person you’ll ever meet.”

JoJo Siwa faced criticism for being a member of the LGBTQ community

This is not the first time JoJo has opened up about the hate she has received online throughout her career. In an April 2021 interview with People magazine, JoJo revealed that she identifies as pansexual after coming out earlier in the year.

Even though she faced criticism that kept her up for three nights, the star expressed, “I don’t want people to watch my videos or buy my merchandise if they aren’t going to support not only me, but the LGBTQ community.”