Maddie Ziegler shot into stardom at just 8 years old when she appeared on the show Dance Moms with Abby Lee Miller.
Ziegler won numerous dance competitions under Miller and her dance school, which was showcased on Dance Moms. The young girl "emerged as the preternaturally polished standout." The show boosted Ziegler's young career, allowing her to appear in six videos for international pop-star Sia.
At just 14 years old, she became a judge on the reality show So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation. Ziegler wrote a memoir in 2017, entitled The Maddie Diaries, which was a New York Times Best Seller. She also started her own fashion line called Maddie, which is "comfy, effortless style that's perfectly Maddie...and you."
Now, Ziegler is one of the most well-known child stars with a name almost everyone has heard of. She's solidified her celebrity status, but there's just one problem...she doesn't want it.