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Elle Fanning, Yara Shahidi, & Maddie Ziegler Make Time's Most Influential Teens of 2017 List

Elle Fanning, Yara Shahidi, & Maddie Ziegler Make Time's Most Influential Teens of 2017 List

Elle Fanning, 19, Yara Shahidi, 17, and Maddie Ziegler, 15, have all landed spots on Time magazine’s list of the 30 Most Influential Teens of 2017!

Elle has made a statement in the both the acting world and the fashion world, and she wants to direct her own movie one day. “From nothing to something,” she told the outlet about creating a story. “That’s very enticing to me.”

Black-ish star and Harvard-bound Yara has also influenced the world by being open about important issues facing society. “My family taught me to use my voice, my work, to help better society,” she said.

Other teens who made the list include Auli’i Cravalho, Kaia Gerber, Noah Cyrus, Ethan and Grayson Dolan, Willow Smith, Brooklyn Beckham, Sydney McLaughlin, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Bretman Rock, Jaden Smith, Millie Bobby Brown, and Shawn Mendes.

To read more, head over to at Time.com.

Sydney McLaughlin On Not Making Medal Race in Rio: 'It's Not The End of My Career'

Sydney McLaughlin On Not Making Medal Race in Rio: 'It's Not The End of My Career'

Sydney McLaughlin jumps over the barrier during the Women’s 400m Hurdles Round 2 during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics on Tuesday (August 16) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The 17-year-old track star came in 5th place with a time of 56.22 seconds, which unfortunately didn’t qualify her for the medal race.

“It’s just the end of my season, not the end of my career,” she shared with press afterwards. “It’s going to help me.”

Sydney added, “”I didn’t run the race I wanted to but now I know what it’s like to be here and go through this kind of thing and have the pressures of sleeping in a dorm room and seeing your competition in the food halls. It’s just practice and getting ready for the future. This wasn’t my time. It just showed that this is not the time for me. Just being here is amazing for me.”

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Track Star Sydney McLaughlin Qualifies for Women's 400m Hurdles Semifinals in Rio

Track Star Sydney McLaughlin Qualifies for Women's 400m Hurdles Semifinals in Rio

Sydney McLaughlin competes during the Women’s 400m Hurdles Heat during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics at the Olympic Stadium on Monday (August 15) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The 17-year-old New Jersey native finished fifth in her heat at 56.32 seconds, qualifying her for the semifinals.

“It’s exciting to be here, but it’s also a little intimidating,” Sydney said (via NJ.com). “A lot of people have done this before and are more experienced to me, but just to be here at my age representing my country is amazing.”

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Sydney McLaughlin Is The Olympic Track Star You Will Love To Love - Five Fun Facts!

Sydney McLaughlin Is The Olympic Track Star You Will Love To Love - Five Fun Facts!

Get ready to be obsessed with track star Sydney McLaughlin, because you will be after she competes in the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics.

The 16-year-old athlete will make her Olympic debut on August 15th in the Women’s 400m hurdles event.

“My parents tell me to eat healthy but I don’t,” Sydney admitted in a recent interview with Yahoo. “I’m the most unhealthy eater there is.”

She added, “I’ll be eating junk food the night before a race, before a race, after a race. Of course, there are times that I need to change that. Before my Rio races, I’ll probably be eating salads [laughs], but I love candy so I’m never going to change that.”

Here are five more things you need to know about Sydney:
– She’s the youngest athlete to qualify for the Olympic Track & Field team since 1976. That’s a LONG time!
– She’s cool with not winning a medal: “I don’t have expectations. The races will come, the times will come, the places will come. But just experiencing it and enjoying it while I can, I think that’s the goal.”
– She’s hasn’t lost a school race since 2014. That’s TWO full years!
– Sydney also set a junior world record in the 400-meter hurdles at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, breaking the previous mark set by Leslie Maxie in 1984.
– Track and running are kind of in her blood. Her brother, Taylor, is a hurdler at the University of Michigan, and her father, Willie, ran in the 1984 Olympic trials, when he made it to semifinals.

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