I caught up with singer and Dance Moms star Mackenzie Ziegler over the weekend at the JM$ x MJS fashion show in West Hollywood, California. Maddie Ziegler’s little sister revealed all about her reality TV future, crying on camera, and the return of Abby Lee Miller and Dance Moms...
“I can’t believe Dance Mom has come back. I think that’s crazy! But I’m actually really excited to watch it, and I’m excited to see what it’s turned into,” Mackenzie exclaims. Dance Moms season eight is currently in production after a two-year hiatus that saw infamous dance studio owner Abby Lee Miller spend time in federal prison and face a cancer diagnosis and chemotherapy.
Dance Moms: Resurrection is set to premiere June 4 on Lifetime. So will Mackenzie be back on the team? “I don’t think so. I mean, I love reality but at the same time I’m trying to stay away from it. It’s a little much,” she says with a laugh.
Familiar faces of seasons past including Jojo Siwa, Kendall K, Nia Sioux, and Kalani Hilliker are absent from the Dance Moms: Resurrection trailer. Mackenzie has some advice for the likely all-new cast. “Just don’t cry. You might, you know, tear up a little bit. But I think, just stay strong and don’t listen to all of the criticism happening. I think just have fun with it. That was, like, the most important thing.”
She certainly seems to be having fun preparing for new projects. “I’m working on lots of music right now, and I’m actually working on a tour soon. So I’m super excited about that,” Mackenzie tells CHRISTYreports, adding that the tour will feature lots of singing and dancing.
With fans spanning the globe and over 12 million Instagram followers, anything Mackenzie does is a surefire hit. But the fourteen-year-old downplays her larger than life image. “I’m a very normal kid, and I’m very humble, and a lot of people just think that I…think I’m better than everyone, but I really think that everyone is the same.”
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