TWIST just got off the phone with 12-year-old Dance Moms star Paige Hyland! She dished all about her friendship with the other girls on her team (and being on TV with her sister Brooke!), what to expect in Season 3, and the best part about going to the Teen Choice Awards last Spring (hint: a certain "Believe" singer was there!). A brand-new Dance Moms episode airs tonight at 9 pm on Lifetime!
TWIST: We're so excited the new season of Dance Moms has started, but we miss seeing you and your sister at the studio! Will we be seeing more of your family in the next few episodes?
PH: I think you might, but I can't give details yet. You'll have to watch!
TWIST: Got it. Can you tell me what its like being on the show with your friends and your sister?
PH: It's really fun to be on the show with my best friends because we've been friends ever since I was a baby, so I love to go to new places and dance with them!
TWIST: Tell me more about your relationship with the other girls. Do you hang out a lot outside of the dance studio?
PH: We hang out outside of dance all the time. I'm at the other girls' houses practically every day when we're not filming, they're really my best friends!
TWIST: Does competing against each other ever get in the way of your friendship?
PH: Not really, because we've known each other for so long, and we know that we'll always still be friends no matter what happens at a competition!
TWIST: What is the best part of being on the show?
PH: The best part is probably getting to travel around the world, performing on stage and doing a new dance every week!
TWIST: That must be really fun! And I know you guys got to go to the Teen Choice Awards last year! What was the best part about that?
PH: The best part was meeting Justin Bieber! We're all VERY big fans!
TWIST: That's so exciting! Can you tell me what your favorite dances have been so far to perform?
PH: My favorite solo is Make Some Noise and my favorite group dance is Where Have all the Children Gone?
TWIST: You guys have such cool hair and makeup! What's your fave hairstyle?
PH: I always do my signature braided headband, I love that style.
TWIST: Awesome! And can you give us any spoilers about what to expect this season?
PH: You can expect A LOT of drama!
TWIST: Well we're excited to see the season unfold! Thanks so much for talking to us, Paige!
PH: Thank you!
Photo: Courtesy of Barbara Nitke/Lifetime