‘Dance Moms’ Alum Maddie Ziegler Announces Exciting TV Appearance

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Heads up, Maddie Ziegler fans! The pint-sized superstar is officially returning to reality television this week!

The Dance Moms alum took to Twitter on Monday (August 28) to let fans know that she’ll officially be appearing on an episode of Project Runway later this week.

“So excited to be a guest judge for a #ProjectRunway dance inspired challenge this Thursday at 9/8c on @lifetimetv!” tweeted Ziegler about her appearance on the Heidi Klum-hosted show.

Given that the theme of the episode is inspired by dance, it sounds like Ziegler is the perfect girl for the job! Though she’s best known for her skills on the dance floor, what you might not know is that Ziegler has a huge passion for fashion herself.

The 14-year-old officially launched her own clothing line, Maddie Style, back in 2016. The most recent line in Ziegler’s collection features casual pieces geared toward girls in their early teens.

Though we expect that the designs the Project Runway contestants come up with will be a bit different in style from Ziegler’s own brand, we’re sure she’ll lend some incredibly insightful expertise while serving as a judge on the series.

Specifically, we’ll be excited to see how Ziegler blends her deep knowledge of both dance and fashion to give the contestant some feedback on their pieces!

Though this will mark the first time Ziegler is judging fashion creations, it’s not her first go in the judge’s chair. Just last year, Ziegler served as a judge on So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation.

Reality television aside, Ziegler has also been focusing her efforts on pursing her career as an actress. Ziegler, who wrapped on Dance Moms in 2016, started booking acting gigs before walking away from the reality series. Some of her bigger credits include guest starring roles on Pretty Little Liars and Austin & Ally.

Up next, Ziegler is focusing on tackling the silver screen. The dancer made her big screen debut opposite Naomi Watts and Jacob Tremblay in this summer’s crime thriller, The Book of Henry. Currently, fans can catch her in the animated family film Leap! Ziegler plays lends her voice to a competitive ballerina named Camille, who goes head-to-head with the film’s lead Felicie (Elle Fanning).

Leap! is in theaters now, and Maddie Ziegler’s episode of Project Runway airs Thursday, August 31 at 9 p.m. on Lifetime.

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