Today’s Friday Girl comes to us via the Op Shop. She is a Jo Jo Siwa singing doll. I did not know anything about this doll so I had to look her up and learned that she is a celebrity doll and that Jo Jo Siwa is a teen singer and TV personality who appeared on “Dance Moms”.
There are a few different Jo Jo dolls including three versions of this Skipper sized doll. Jo Jo is marked “Just Play” and made in China on her back just above her battery compartment and has an On/Off switch on her lower back and a button (belly button) which you press to make her sing. This doll seems to be the only one of the three that has articulated arms.
According to what I have read this version of Jo Jo has coloured streaks in her hair and sings an excerpt of her song “Hold the Drama”; this one has the streaks but although she is in working order I have no idea what she is singing. However, I found a YouTube review of this doll and recognised the song from that.
I have included a video of the real Jo Jo Siwa. I couldn’t watch it all. She is very loud and hyperactive and a minute or so was enough for me. Also, I could barely understand what she was saying. The doll is not a bad likeness though.