If you’ve been all wrapped up trying to figure out who Cody Simpson is and why he and Miley Cyrus are getting 'too close', please take a break and direct your attention to Maddison Brown. You’re about to become an expert on Liam Hemsworth’s new “mystery girl,” who has her own life and career, tyvm.
Ever since Miley and Liam, 29, broke up, he’s been keeping a low profile—one of his few public appearances involved him getting hit by a taxi for a new acting role. But all hell broke loose when he was spotted holding hands with Maddison last week. I’m no Google expert, but I’m going to go ahead and guess that searches for “Who is Maddison?” have skyrocketed. In that spirit, here’s everything you need to know about Maddison, her big TV role, exactly how she feels about vaping, and which Hemsworth brother she’d like to get with more.
FIRST UP: SHE’S AUSTRALIAN
The 22-year-old celeb hails from Australia, like Liam, and that’s apparently one of the things they’ve bonded over. While it’s not clear if they met in their home country, Liam “feels like Maddison gets him and understands him, partly because she is also Australian. They also both share similar senses of humor.”
SHE’S ON ONE OF THE BIGGEST CW SHOWS
Maddison joined the Dynasty cast in 2018 and plays a character named Kirby Anders, who will be making a return come season 3. Aside from that, her résumé is filled with credits, like playing Nicole Kidman’s daughter in a 2015 movie called Strangerland.
Here’s a video of her getting into a staged fight on a staircase for research:
BUT SHE KNOWS ACTING HAS ITS DRAWBACKS
In an i-D interview, she opened up about how being a child actor has impacted her personal life. She said, “Since I was about 5, my whole life has been my career—yes, I was traveling the world, but I missed out on lots of rites of passage such as going to a formal and having a boyfriend when I was young.”
SHE’S A ~FASHUN~ MODEL
Maddison’s worked for Calvin Klein, House of Holland, and Miu Miu, and she appeared in the pages of Vogue Australia. So, yeah, put some respect on her name.
SHE’S AN INSTAGRAM SAVANT
Homegirl is keeping the belfie and sheet-mask-selfie games alive and well.
AND A MEME QUEEN WHO BOUGHT THE DAMN CHANEL BOOTS!
SHE WAS BULLIED AS A KID
Talking to i-D, Maddison once said, “I was kind of ugly in primary school and bullied pretty badly so never had much confidence.” Now, among her selfies and outfit posts, she regularly keeps her 518,000 Instagram followers updated with issues that are close to her, like the Auguste Against Bullying Campaign.
UM, SHE’S A VAPE GOD
In December 2017, Maddison declared, “Vape life > real life.” This was before all those insane reports about people’s lungs collapsing from vaping, so let’s hope she’s on the “vape life < real life” train now.
SHE SPOKE HER AND LIAM’S RELATIONSHIP INTO EXISTENCE
Playing a game of Sleep-with, Marry, Kill in June 2018, Maddison had to pick among Hugh Jackman, Margot Robbie, and the Hemsworth brothers. Here’s her iconic response:
“I’m gonna kill Hugh Jackman and get that one right off the table. I’m gonna marry Margot Robbie because I would like to destroy her for life. And then I will be with the Hemsworth brothers at the same time....”
Whomst among us hasn’t said this?!
She added, “I couldn’t marry them [the Hemsworths]. I’m too insecure. I would just be like, ‘You’re too attractive, you are never allowed to leave the house.’” Ugh, feel that.
And that, my friends, is everything you ever wanted to know about Maddison Brown!