JoJo Siwa, 17, celebrates landing on TIME's 100 Most Influential People of 2020

West calls JoJo Siwa 'a ray of sunshine' as the 17-year-old celebrates landing on TIME's 100 Most Influential People of 2020

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Published: 06:01 BST, 23 September 2020 | Updated: 06:01 BST, 23 September 2020

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Dance Moms alum JoJo Siwa celebrated scoring a spot on TIME's list of 100 Most Influential People of 2020 on Tuesday calling the honor 'the biggest thing that has ever happened to me.'

Keeping Up with the Kardashians star West penned the official TIME tribute to the glitter-loving 17-year-old, whom she called 'a ray of sunshine in a world that seems scary right now.'

'She's a great role model for children, and her optimism is more necessary now than ever,' the 39-year-old mother-of-four wrote.  

'The biggest thing that has ever happened to me!' Dance Moms alum JoJo Siwa celebrated scoring a spot on TIME's list of 100 Most Influential People on Tuesday

'The biggest thing that has ever happened to me!' Dance Moms alum JoJo Siwa celebrated scoring a spot on TIME's list of 100 Most Influential People on Tuesday

'It's no wonder my seven-year-old daughter North and millions of other children around the world adore her. When North met JoJo last year to fulfill her dream of being part of her YouTube channel, North got really shy. But JoJo, like a big sister, made her feel at home as they dressed up, danced and made slime.'

Kim noted how when her E! reality series premiered in 2007, she was old enough to know who she was and make her own decisions.

'I can't imagine what it's like to live this life at age 17. JoJo embraces it, and I hope she always will,' Kardashian wrote.

'At some point, she'll evolve and grow up a little bit, and that's okay. The people who love and support her will always be there.'  

Reality TV twosome: Keeping Up with the Kardashians star Kim Kardashian West (L) penned the official TIME tribute to the glitter-loving 17-year-old, whom she called 'a ray of sunshine in a world that seems scary right now' (pictured in 2019)

Reality TV twosome: Keeping Up with the Kardashians star West (L) penned the official TIME tribute to the glitter-loving 17-year-old, whom she called 'a ray of sunshine in a world that seems scary right now' (pictured in 2019)

The 39-year-old mother-of-four wrote: 'She's a great role model for children, and her optimism is more necessary now than ever. It's no wonder my seven-year-old daughter North (M) and millions of other children around the world adore her' (pictured in 2019)

The 39-year-old mother-of-four wrote: 'She's a great role model for children, and her optimism is more necessary now than ever. It's no wonder my seven-year-old daughter North (M) and millions of other children around the world adore her' (pictured in 2019)

'I love and respect Kim and her whole family': The feeling is mutual for JoJo, who called the SKIMS CEO and her third husband Kanye West (L) 'two of the most wonderful people I've ever met' (pictured in 2019)

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'I love and respect Kim and her whole family': The feeling is mutual for JoJo, who called the SKIMS CEO and her third husband Kanye West (L) 'two of the most wonderful people I've ever met' (pictured in 2019)

The feeling is mutual for JoJo (born Joelle Joanie), who called the SKIMS CEO and her third husband Kanye West 'two of

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