JoJo Siwa celebrates 1 year since coming out with powerful message to fans

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JoJo Siwa celebrated the one-year anniversary of her coming out with a powerful message to fans.

The "Dancing With the Stars" alum took to Instagram over the weekend with a post that began, "In the last 365 days I've felt more love than ever."

Siwa -- who has said she identifies as gay, queer and pansexual -- said she gets asked if coming out was scary for her, to which she answers "yes of course."

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"Anything that's different about you is scary, however... it's what makes me... me," she explained. "So I had no fear in sharing it with the world."

The Nickelodeon star said she also gets asked if she was "worried" to come out as LGBTQ since her demographic tends to be younger, to which she had the perfect answer.

"Truthfully I feel like I was put on this earth to be a role model for kids," she continued, "and letting all the kids of the world know that loving everyone for who they are no matter what is something that I will always believe in and always share."

Siwa ended the post with a reaffirming message to her fans and thanking them for their support.

"Please never forget that no matter who you are, what you look like, who you LOVE that you are absolutely perfect," she concluded. "Thank you for showing me the most love throughout this year and throughout my entire life. I love you all."

After coming out, Siwa made history on "DWTS" as the first contestant to compete with a partner of the same sex in the show's history. The "Dance Moms" alum and her partner, Jenna Johnson, came in second place for season 30.

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