"Hannah Montana" Girl Miley Cyrus Loves to Perform!
Miley Cyrus became famous as the "Hannah Montana" girl, but she's grown into a fine young woman. She remains an icon for her follower who have grown up with her - and an increasing number of men. Below, some pictures of Miley at various stages of her career.
There is no question that Miley Cyrus is wildly successful at what she does. In 2007, for instance, Cyrus earned $18 million from her "Hannah Montana" act. That was only the beginning, as in 2008, she earned a further $25 million and was ranked number 35 on Forbes magazine's Celebrity 100 list. She was the richest teenage celebrity ever, and her franchise was worth approximately $1 billion by the end of the year. That's Olsen-twins money!
|Miley at Teen Choice Awards 2009|
|Miley with Katy Perry|
Everybody was taken by surprise by the lewd performance, but Miley is crafty and knows how to get attention. She overshadowed the attention that was given to other major events of the night, such as the reunion of 'N Sync and performances by Lady Gaga and Katy Perry. Perry, in fact, seemed so taken aback by the whole thing that not long afterwards, she swore off wearing sexy clothes altogether. That's a true loss, given that she has the figure Miley Cyrus only wishes she had.
|Miley at an event in the Philippines|
Unfortunately, a lot of parents were upset about the weird vibes coming out of the performance. Miley gained her fame and fortune by appealing to children, and her use of that fame to unleash erotic imagery on people who were reasonably expecting something a whole lot tamer was a bit cynical. Cyrus just said, "They’re overthinking it. You’re thinking about it more than I thought about it when I did it." And, no doubt, counting her money as she drives to the bank.
Miley's original name given by her famous dad, Billy Ray Cyrus, was Destiny Hope Cyrus. She later changed it legally.
Miley is very energetic on stage, but she said in her autobiography "Miles to Go" that she has a heart condition called tachycardia.
Miley has had an on-again off-again relationship with Australian actor Liam Hemsworth (star of "Independence Day: Resurgence" and several other recent blockbusters such as the "Hunger Games" films). The romance supposedly was over, but you have to keep up with Miley day-to-day to know the current status. Below, Miley shows off her engagement ring whilst at a basketball game in March 2016 with her older sister, Brandi.
She named her dogs Loco, because "It's crazy!", Juicy because of the clothing brand, and Minnie Pearl because, well, Minnie Pearl.
Her favorite album is Kelly Clarkson's "Breakaway" (2004).
Miley has had a wax figure at Madame Tussauds in New York City since March 20, 2008.
Her long tongue has become her trademark.
She set up the Pappy Cyrus Family Foundation with her family to honor her paternal grandfather Ron Cyrus, who died in 2006 (July 2008).
Miley's godmother is Dolly Parton.
Miley was given a home recording studio by her father for her 16th birthday.
She loves the movie "Steel Magnolias."
As a child, Miley would go onto the stage after her father had performed "Achy Breaky Heart." She would help collect the flowers and homemade bracelets that people threw at him. Then they would go and donate everything to a local hospital.
Miley auditioned for the part of Lilly as well as Hannah Montana when she was 11 years old. She was turned down as being too young.
She had braces on her teeth in 2006 that the dentist cleverly hid.
Miley signed a four-record deal with Hollywood Records. Miley writes her own songs, and has written over 100.
Miley appears in Woody Allen's series for Amazon (as yet untitled), and also is scheduled to be a judge on "The Voice" along with Alicia Keys, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine.