Romeo Loves His Female DWTS Fans
The season 12 contestant says he wants to prove to viewers he has what it takes to win
Everything is on the up and up for Romeo.
In the past five weeks, the actor-singer has steadily improved his moves – and scores – on Dancing with the Stars, all while growing his fan base.
“All of my friends that are girls, they tell me, ‘My mom has a crush on you. She s voting for you,’ ” Romeo, 21, tells PEOPLE.
Maybe that’s because the former child rapper – previously known as Lil Romeo – is now a strapping young man with washboard abs and a charming personality that has endeared him to women of all ages.
“Older women? I think that’s cool,” he says, smiling. “I love all the moms out there. These women make the world go ’round.”
Having a soccer mom fan base to support him “is definitely a good thing,” he says. “I came into this thinking the first week what have I done? I’m not going to like this.”
“But now,” says Romeo, “I’m so happy I’m on this adventure, and I’m not ready for it to end. I want to show people I can win this thing.”
Meanwhile, in his acting career Romeo stars in the new movie Jumping The Broom, in which his character also has an appreciation for older women.