The Ziegler sisters are finding out what it means to be a celebrity.
Following the end of their almost five-year run on Lifetime’s “Dance Moms,” Maddie and Mackenzie recently took a vacation to Aruba with their mother, Melissa Gisoni. And while the former Abby Lee Dance Company stars had fun soaking up rays and swimming, it seemed like most of their time was spent posing for photos with fans.
In a YouTube video posted to Maddie’s channel on Monday, the 13-year-old actress and Sia music video star opened up about her life and fans. When prompted by an online commenter to reveal how many fans she and her sister meet in a day, Maddie cited the shocking number of people she interacted with while on vacation.
“On this trip, like being in Aruba, a guess... I would say probably 100,” Maddie revealed. Mackenzie, 11, added that she’s not so keen on posing with fans for photos and took significantly fewer selfies. “I’ve probably [taken] like 90,” she said.
Mackenzie explained she’s less likely to agree to pose for a candid when she’s on vacation. “I just want to swim,” she said. “I just want to be on my vacation. Like, I love you guys, but I mean I kinda just like want to mind my own business and swim with my friends.”
“We’ve taken so many pictures,” Maddie added. “We don’t like to say no. I don’t like to say no.”
While they shared a majority of their vacation with fans, it appears the “Dance Moms” stars still had a good time. They detailed a parasailing adventure in the YouTube clip, and Instagram photos show they also indulged in matching henna tattoos.
Watch Maddie and Mackenzie’s full Q&A below:
The Zieglers' time on “Dance Moms” is quickly coming to an end. The reality TV stars are currently on Season 6 of the show, but they filmed their last competition in February. Their former teammates have since started competing without them.
Maddie will spend her time post-“Dance Moms” judging on Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation” and starring in two feature films.