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The Evolution of Miley

From Hannah Montana to Twerk Queen

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    She may go by Miley Cyrus today, but she was born Destiny Hope Cyrus, on November 23rd, 1992. Her parents nicknamed her “Smiley” which later on turned into Miley.
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    A daddy's girl from young age, here she is with Billy Ray at the "Elvis Presley Tribute Concert" in 1994, in Memphis, Tennessee.

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    Miley was inspired to become an actress while watching her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, film the television series “Doc” when they were living in Toronto, Canada, and had her very first role on the show playing a girl named Kylie.
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    At the age of 11, Miley auditioned for “Hannah Montana,” but for the role of the best friend. After sending in her audition tape she was asked to audition for the lead role.
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    “Hannah Montana” launched Miley’s career as it became the highest rated series on basic cable after premiering to the largest audience ever for a Disney Channel show.

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    At first she was told she was too young and small for, but eventually got the lead role as Miley Stewart with some persistence.

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    “Hannah Montana” had a devout following!

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    Shortly after the launch of “Hannah Montana,” Miley released her first album “Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus.”

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    Miley signed a guitar for auction at the Hollywood Radio & Television Society "Kids Day 2006."

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    Miley played Miley Stewart, a teen leading a secret double life as a pop star.

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    She may be focused on pop, but she'll always be party of the country music family with her dad being Billy Ray Cyrus, and her Godmother being Dolly Parton. Here she is at the Academy of Country Music Awards in 2006.

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    On the red carpet at the premiere of "Monster House" in 2006, in which her "Hannah Montana" co-star Mitchel Musso starred in.

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    Visiting MTV's "TRL" in 2006 at MTV Studios in New York.

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    Miley participated "Kids Day 2006" in Hollywood, California.

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    On the red carpet of the 8th Annual Teen Choice Awards in 2006, where she was nominated for "TV Breakout Star."

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    Promotes the soundtrack for "Hannah Montana" MTV's Total Request Live October in 2006.

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    On the red carpet of the 40th Annual CMA Awards in 2006.

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    In 2007, Cyrus launched the Best of Both Worlds Tour with the Jonas Brothers, Aly & AJ, and Everlife as her opening acts. Also, in 2007 she dated fellow Disney star Nick Jonas for a short while.

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    Miley performed at ABC's "Good Morning America" summer concert series in 2007, in New York City.

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    Performing during her "Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana: Best of Both Worlds" Tour in 2007

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    During her "Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana: Best of Both Worlds" Tour in 2007.

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    On the red carpet of the 33rd Annual People's Choice Awards in 2007, where she won "Choice TV Acress: Comedy," and "Choice Summer Artist"

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    At the Disney/ABC Television Group All Star Party held in 2007.

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    Miley performed during the Disney Channel Games 2007 Concert at The Ballpark at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex in 2007.

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    Miley and her "Hannah Montana" co-star Emily Osment and Miley Cyrus.

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    Miley and her father Billyl Ray the world premiere of Disney Channel's "High School Musical 2" in 2007.

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    Looking lovely in red at the 2007 American Music Awards.

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    At the Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus film premiere in 2008.

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    Miley Cyrus in her blonde wig as "Hannah Montana." She's got the best of both worlds.

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    After breaking up with Nick Jonas, Miley said she “rebelled against everything Nick wanted me to be. And then I was like, ‘I’ve got to be by myself for now, and just figure out who I really am.’'

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    A year after the break-up with Nick Jonas, in the fall of 2008, Miley moved on to model Justin Gaston for nine months.

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    On the red carpet at the 80th Annual Academy Awards in 2008.

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    Miley performed during Nickelodeon's 2008 Kids' Choice Awards in 2008.

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    Miley Cyrus performed during "Idol Gives Back" in 2008.

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    In 2008, Miley and her friend Mandy Jiroux began posting videos to YouTube of what they called “The Miley and Mandy Show.”
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    At the 2008 CMT Music Awards in 2008.

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    Miley released her second album “Breakout” in 2008. She co-wrote 8 out of 12 songs on the album.
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    During her "Best of Both Worlds" tour in 2009.

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    "Hannah Montana: The Movie" hit the big screen in 2009.
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    On the red carpet for "Hannah Montana - The Movie" in the southern German city of Munich in 2009. The film opened on June 1, 2009 in the German cinemas.

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    Actress Miley Cyrus arrives at the UK film premiere of 'Hannah Montana: The Movie' held at the Odeon, Leicester Square on April 23, 2009 in London, England.

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    At the premiere of "Hannah Montana: The Movie" in April 2009 in Paris, France.

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    Miley was the voice behind Penny in the 2008 computer-animated film “Bolt.”
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    Miley released her EP “The Time of Our Lives,” to promote her Walmart clothing line with Max Azria, which featured “Party in the U.S.A.”
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    Miley released her third studio album “Can’t Be Tamed” in 2010, with the lead single of the same name.
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    In 2009, Miley starred in “Hannah Montana: The Movie,” which also yielded a soundtrack featuring her famous hit “The Climb.”
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    While filming “The Last Song,” Miley met and began dating her co-star Liam Hemsworth, who she called her “first serious boyfriend.” They broke up just before the film was released but then soon after got back together.

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    Miley Cyrus and Liam at the CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute in 2011.

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    They broke up just before the film was released but then soon after got back together.

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    On June 6, 2012, Cyrus announced that she and Hemsworth were engaged. He proposed on May 31 with a stunning 3.5-carat diamond ring.

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    The couple at the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.

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    Liam and Miley at the premiere of Lionsgate's 'The Hunger Games' in 2012.

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    The couple at the 2012 People's Choice Awards held, where she won "Female Fashion Icon," and "Female Hottie."

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    Miley left Hannah Montana’s blonde wig behind when the fourth and final season of “Hannah Montana” ended in January 2011.
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    In 2012, Cyrus appeared in the film “LOL,” starring alongside Demi Moore. Cyrus portrayed Lola, a teenage girl who experiments with drinking, drugs, and various sexual acts.

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    In August of 2012, Miley famously cut off her hair, revealing a short, edgy, platinum blonde ‘do.

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    Miley Cyrus at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards.

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    She performed at City Of Hope Honors Halston CEO Ben Malka With Spirit Of Life Award in 2012.

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    Miley Cyrus performed on 'VH1 Divas' 2012.

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    Despite the new look Miley is still a Daddy's girl! Miley and Billy Ray backstage at the hit musical "Chicago" on Broadway in 2012.

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    Miley at the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival in 2012.

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    In November 2012, in the midst of recording her fourth studio album, she appeared in a song with Borgore called “Decisions.”

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    In 2013, she appeared in the song with Snoop Lion, “Ashtrays & Heartbreaks.”

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    Miley Cyrus at Rachel Zoe during Fall 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

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    She attended the Myspace artist showcase in 2013.

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    Miley Cyrus at El Rey Theatre on June 12, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Miley Cyrus shopping at Chanel store in New Bond Street, Mayfair.

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    Miley Cyrus right at home on the red carpet of the Costume Institute Gala for the "PUNK: Chaos to Couture" exhibition in May 2013.

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    On the red carpet at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards in May 2013.

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    Miley recently showed off her twerk skills in a Youtube when she made an appearance on stage at a Juicy J concert.
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    Miley released her latest single “We Can’t Stop” on June 3rd, 2013.
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    Miley surprised everyone with the release of her new racy video for 'We Can't Stop'. Her good girl image is officially gone.

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    Miley Cyrus seen out and about in Miami on June 28, 2013 in Miami, Florida.

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    Miley Cyrus poses in the Wonderwall Portrait Studio at the iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party Presented by VISIT FLORIDA at Fontainebleau's BleauLive in Miami featuring live performances by Pitbull, Ke$ha, Afrojack, Icona Pop, Krewella and Jason Derulo on June 29, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida.

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    Miley Cyrus almost loses her top at the iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party.

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    Singer Miley Cyrus visit to London involved visiting various radio stations including BBC radio and Kiss FM radio station.

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    Miley Cyrus and Nicole Scherzinger at The Box.

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    Miley Cyrus goes without a bra in a little black and white dress paired with white heels in Midtown, NYC.

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    Miley Cyrus at DGA Theater on August 8, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Miley Cyrus at Gibson Amphitheatre on August 11, 2013 in Universal City, California.

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