"I want to announce that I'm bisexual, and I'm now proud to be a part of the LGBTQ+ community," Ponton told Teen Vogue.
She also opened up about how she wasn't exposed to many queer people growing up in Naples, Florida, and it wasn't until she moved to Los Angeles that she realized being bisexuality was even a possibility for her. Ponton then revealed that she now has a girlfriend named Kaila and that the two met on TikTok before they officially started seeing each other back in January of this year.
"I met my girlfriend on TikTok and became thoroughly obsessed with her," she said. "She actually curved me for a week before first answering!"
"I saw that and thought, 'Wow, that's really amazing for young children now because she's such a big role model,'" Ponton said of Siwa's impact on young queer people such as herself. "She's really become almost a role model for me to look up to as well."
"I want to let young girls know that it's okay to not even know your sexuality until you're older," she continued, speaking about how people shouldn't have to come out until they are in the right place in their lives to, no matter what age. "I think it should be more normalized to come out [when you're ready for it]."