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Anais Gallegher

Meet Maddie Ziegler: From Tiny Tot to Nation's First Pre-Teen Sex Symbol 2

Meet Maddie Ziegler: From Tiny Tot to Nation’s First Pre-Teen Sex Symbol

Maddie Ziegler, the 12-year-old star of the controversial show “Dance Moms,” has become the center of an intense debate over the sexualization of pre-teens. Say what you will, but she’s the nation’s first pre-teen sex symbol, and maybe the start of a dark new trend. Ziegler was thrust into national attention by her performance with 28-year-old Shia LeBeouf in a new music video by Sia, featuring her song “Elastic Heart.” Overseas, a number of pre-teen models have appeared in adult fashion magazines. At 11, Anais Gallegher, daughter of former Oasis singer-songwriter Noel Gallagher, was also modeling professionally. Supermodel Kate Moss’ half-sister Charlotte Moss, known as Lottie, also debuted as a professional model at 13....