Maddie Ziegler Named One of Time’s 2017 Most Influential Teens

Maddie Ziegler Named One of Time’s 2017 Most Influential Teens
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Maddie Ziegler has come a long way since Dance Moms!

The 15-year-old dance phenom, who recently released her brand-new novel “The Audition,” is still starring as the face of Sia’s music and has been taking the acting world by storm, was named one of Time Magazine’s Most Influential Teens of 2017, a title she totally deserves!

Maddie is in good company on the list of young go-getters! She’s not the only one of our favorite stars named — Shawn Mendes, Yara Shahidi and Millie Bobby Brown (who just happens to be Maddie’s IRL bestie) are also among the 30 talented teens highlighted as uber-influential. They’re all living proof that you’re never too young to make a difference!

“[Acting] has become one of my biggest passions,” she tells TIME. “It lets me express so many different emotions. When you’re acting, you’re always playing someone else and you’re always getting to experience someone new.”

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One thing that makes Maddie super influential? Her commitment to creating social change!