Check Out Maddie Ziegler on "Good Morning America"

Did you catch the unstoppable Maddie Ziegler on "Good Morning America" today? It seems like Maddie has been pretty much everywhere doing pretty much everything recently—from performing at the Grammys with Sia to acting as a fashion correspondent for—and "GMA" sat down with her to talk about what it's like to be the girl at the center of the craziness.

You've heard a lot of the story already—you know all about "Chandelier" and "Elastic Heart" and her turns atop the pyramid on "Dance Moms"—but the interview also features a few new gems. Our favorite factoid? Apparently, Sam Smith is just as obsessed with Maddie as Maddie is with Sam Smith. At the Grammy Awards, he "came up to me and told me he that he was a fan," Maddie told "GMA." "I was freaking out because I'm his biggest fan." (That wasn't her only surreal moment on Grammy night, either: Maddie almost lost it because she was "walking behind Beyoncé for like 10 straight minutes," too.)

The segment also features generous clips from Maddie's Sia videos, and it's impossible to watch those too many times. (We know—we've tried.) Enjoy! And hey, Maddie fans: Let's just say you're going to like our May/June issue...

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