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All About Maddie Ziegler, Sia's Sidekick And Dance Moms' Breakout Star

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Maddie Ziegler may have started her career as one of Abby Lee's beleaguered dancing girls on Dance Moms, but she has since become a star in her own right. So, who is Maddie Ziegler? While she is largely known for her reality TV roots and for her dancing with Sia, Ziegler is a true multi-hyphenate - a dancer/actress/model/author. And she is poised to become of the biggest stars of her time.

The Maddie Ziegler biography begins in 2002, when Madison Nicole Ziegler was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She was raised there with her younger sister, who also appeared on Dance Moms; Maddie has two older half-brothers and two older step-siblings. Maddie showed great promise early in life, and she started dancing practically from the time she could walk. After her breakout performance on Dance Moms, Sia reached out to Maddie personally, and the rest, as they say, is history. But there may still be a lot of things you didn't know about Maddie Ziegler, a few of which are discussed below.

  • She's Never Seen An Episode of Dance Moms


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    For most of us who aren't famous, it's pretty uncomfortable whenever we're exposed to videos of ourselves as kids. Imagine how this is for Ziegler, who starred on an intense competition reality show as a child. So, perhaps not surprisingly, she has never watched an episode of the show that made her famous. “We lived through it, so I don’t feel like we have to watch it, and it was just so much drama that I don’t want to see it again,” Ziegler told People. In the same article, she talks about her time on the show as being very stressful. She shouldn't have to relive that if she doesn't want to, so her decision not to watch reruns of Dance Moms ultimately demonstrates Ziegler's ability to look out for herself.

  • Ziegler Loves Christmas And Decked Her Room To The Nines


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    Despite all her accomplishments and prodigious talents, Ziegler is still a kid, and, like any kid, she adores the Christmas season. Well before Thanksgiving 2017, Ziegler had her room decorated to the hilt for the holidays. Holiday-themed throw pillows, a faux fur throw, and her very own Christmas tree make for an impressive holiday display. And just check out those color and décor selections. Given her choice of projects, it should come as no surprise that Ziegler has pretty impeccable taste.

  • She's Been Dancing Since She Was Two


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    If you know anything about Maddie Ziegler, you know she's one of the most talented young dancers on the scene today. Her talent makes sense considering she's been dancing most of her life, even before her stint on Dance Moms. In an interview with Pigeons and Planes, Ziegler said, "I started dancing when I was two. I went to the ballet studio for like a year and I actually wanted to do hip-hop so I went to try it out, but I ended up doing a lot of tap, ballet and jazz." A well-rounded dance education paired with remarkable talent have been a recipe for Ziegler's success.

  • She's Just A Teenager And Is Already Campaigning For Multiple Brands


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    Maddie is the face of multiple brands and has appeared on the cover of several magazines. Clean & Clear skincare products, the Ralph Lauren brand, and Target stores have all used Ziegler in their ad campaigns. She has been on the covers of Seventeen, Cosmo Girl, Dance Spirit, and others. But Maddie doesn't just hawk other people's clothing; she also designs her own. Maddie Style launched online in 2016, featuring girl's clothing that is "a little tomboy" and "a little girly."