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15 Fascinating Facts About Maddie Ziegler

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Still only 14 years of age, Maddie Ziegler has already been a star for years. She first became widely known when she was 8 years old, but did you know at that point she already had years of dancing experience behind her? You probably knew she has been voted among the “30 most influential teens” by Time magazine for both 2015 and 2016, but there is a good chance you have never stumbled upon some of these fifteen pieces of trivia!

1. Maddie has been dancing with the Abby Lee Dance Company since she was 2


Source:International Business Times

2. She first appeared on Dance Moms in 2011 when she was only 8 years old



3. Sia was actually the one who asked Maddie to appear in her music video for “Chandelier”

She had seen 11-year-old Maddie on Dance Moms and asked her to dance in the video on Twitter.


Source: New York Post

4. Maddie was unaware she would be the only dancer

She thought her role would be the one of a backup dancer and was fully expecting to actually swing from a chandelier.


Source: Pinterest | Queen Maddie

5. She was featured in Sia’s controversial “Elastic Heart” music video with Shia LaBeouf

She says the hardest part was having to punch Shia, even though he told her it was okay.

“He wouldn’t move on until I really punched him hard. I was so scared, but I went ahead and punched him really hard. That was the hardest for me because I don’t want to punch someone, bite someone, or slap someone in the face,” she admitted.


6. The third and final Sia music video she appeared in was “Cheap Thrills”

Maddie continued to perform the songs with Sia at various shows.


Source: E! Online

7. She’s made appearances in several well-known shows like Pretty Little Liars, Drop Dead Diva, and Austin & Ally


Source:Entertainment Weekly

8. Her latest project and first ever feature film is The Book of Henry with Naomi Watts, Jacob Tremblay and Dean Norris


Source: Daily Mail

9. In 2016, she appeared as a judge on So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation. Paula Abdul and Jason Derulo were her fellow judges

On working with these stars, Maddie said, “They just want me to have a good time. I feel really relaxed when I’m with them because they’re so chill and not crazy at all. They’re all really nice.”


Source: InStyle

10. She admits to having a major obsession with Zac Efron


Source: Twitter | @dancemomscutiez

11. She’s good friends with Millie Bobby Brown from Stranger Things

Reportedly, Millie was a huge fan of Maddie and had watched all of her episodes on Dance Moms.


Source: InStyle

12. Maddie has done extensive modeling including campaigns for Target and Ralph Lauren


Source: People

13. Maddie regards tap dancing as her forte and her personal favorite


Source: Pinterest | Nely💗 Monaros

14. She’s very charitable and is partnered with Starlight Children’s Foundation, Dancers Against Cancer, and the Dizzy Feet Foundation


Source: Zimbio

15. Time Magazine named her one of the “30 most influential teens” for two years in a row


Source: Hawt Celebs

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