Dance Moms alum Maddie Ziegler is now reportedly a multi-millionaire. A new report revealed that the 13-year-old reality star currently has a net worth of over $2 million.
According to Entertainment Tonight, Ziegler definitely has Sia to thank for her being a multi-millionaire. Turns out, it is not her stint on Dance Moms who brought in the big bucks. The outlet reported that her net worth shot up after starring in four Sia music videos, “Chandelier,” “Elastic Heart,” “Big Girls Cry,” and “Cheap Thrills.” Her recent appearance on Saturday Night Live! with the Australian singer-songwriter boosted her popularity even more.
“Her earnings put her on par with Zendaya, Meghan Trainor and Gigi Hadid.”
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Ziegler admitted that people would often recognize her as “the girl from the Chandelier” video, rather than starring on Dance Moms. As they have definitely gotten close after working on four music videos, Ziegler shared that they would often meet up whenever they were both in Los Angeles.
“When we do those together, it’s like, ‘Oh cool, I get to see Sia.’ But we really have become a family. We really have,” she shared.
Ziegler also admitted that she received a lot of opportunities after working with Sia. Ziegler is currently busy filming for Colin Trevorrow’s The Book of Henry, as well as preparing for the next season of So You Think You Can Dance.
In March, Maddie Ziegler confirmed that she is leaving Dance Moms to do “cool things.” In one of the episodes of the hit Lifetime series, Maddie and her mom Melissa, complained that there was just too much drama on the show. They also claimed that they had to turn down several opportunities just to be on Dance Moms.
“Not to be rude but am I gonna choose between a movie and a competition? Obviously I’m going to choose a movie.”
Melissa Gisoni also admitted that she felt frustrated when Abby will give another dancer a solo originally meant for Maddie, as the ALDC coach was afraid that she did not have enough time to practice.
“Honestly, I’d rather be with you on a job than with moms that are all negative all the time. I don’t want to sit on a bench anymore. I’m sick of it. We’ve turned a lot of things down and I just don’t want to do that anymore. We just have to be more available. There is more to the world than dance competitions.”
In other news, Ziegler recently opened up about her new exciting gig, being a judge on So You Think You Can Dance. Given that the next season is going to be a kids edition, it only made sense that the producers wanted a younger judge. Ziegler actually is the youngest judge on SYTCD at 13-years-old.
When asked how she felt about being her new project, Maddie admitted that it was “weird” being the judge this time around. The reality star, however, already knew what kind of judge she will be. Maddie said that she will be the type to give honest feedback while trying to keep it nice.
“I’m not an adult, so I really can’t be rude to them, and I would never be rude to them anyways.”
Among the judges in So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation, Maddie Ziegler shared that she is most excited to be working with Paula Abdul. In 2010, the Dance Moms alum auditioned for a part in Live to Dance, so working in SYTCD will definitely be a fun reunion, something that Maddie is definitely looking forward to.
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