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It's time for the third online edition of our popular monthly celeb feature, The TWIST List!
This March 2017, we're highlighting dancer and singer Kendall Vertes, who is working on so many exciting new things right now, we can barely keep up. You may know Kendall best from the hit TV show Dance Moms, but she's currently pursuing all kinds of music, fashion, and acting dreams!
"I just released a single [and music video], so I'm getting more and more into singing," Kendall tells TWIST exclusively about her latest song, "Where Would I Be Without You?" "I can't wait to release more music. Right now, I think that's the biggest part of my career. I'm recording, [taking] voice lessons, figuring out what I'm going to sing next.
The multi-talented star is exploring all potential avenues that she wants her career to take.
"One big career goal that I have for myself would definitely be to book an acting job, like a movie or a TV show," Kendall explains. "I want to see what I want to do most. Because I've already tried dancing, and I think that kind of worked out for me. I got into singing, dancing, and modeling, so I want to get into acting and see if that's what I want to do."
Kendall admits that her younger self would be seriously impressed with all that she's up to right now.
"The little Kendall would be like, wow, you're so cool, doing all this stuff," the star tells us. "When I was little, I was like, 'I have dance class, and I have school,' I didn't think of being famous or who I am today, because I kind of got thrown into the TV show [Dance Moms] and didn't really know what to expect. So I was just this regular little schoolgirl going to dance right after. I would have thought it was really awesome what I'm up to right now."
Some advice she'd give that younger version of herself? "I'd definitely say to have fun with every experience and not take it so seriously," she says. "Just go with the flow, you are who you are, and you can't change anything about that. Some good advice I received is never give up, always follow your dreams, and for all the NOs, you're always going to get one YES!"
As Kendall has grown up and become wiser, her fashion sense has also changed right along with her – which shows in her fabulous red carpet photos.
"When I was little I would wear bows and colorful [clothes]," Kendall says. "I [now] get my style off trends I see like Gigi Hadid and models wear. Like any teen, I wear what I like!" She even recalls that at her very first red carpet event, she saw major celebs like Kendall and Kylie Jenner and Justin Bieber. Of the experience, she thought, "Wow, this is insane. This is what I want to do for the rest of my life."
Click on the image above to see our previous months' exciting TWIST List features, and make sure to watch Kendall's video above to hear her tell you about even more of her best advice, fashion dreams, and first red carpet experience.
Video and interview credit: John Panichella