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Is 'Dance Moms' Star GiaNina Paolantonio the Next Maddie Ziegler?

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Season 8 of Dance Moms has officially kicked off and in true Abby Lee Miller fashion, she already has a No. 1 dancer in her eyes. Hailing from the Jersey Shore, GiaNina Paolantonio may be petite, but she is one fierce dancer.  

It’s no wonder the East Coast native has already captivated fans with her emotional range and dance skills. And, we don’t blame Abby for taking a keen interest in GiaNina’s career. With an extensive resume in the dance world, we’re not surprised this teen beat out hundreds of girls at the audition for the popular Lifetime show. 

So, with Princess Leia buns and cat ears in place, here’s what you should know about GiaNina.