The Evolution of Miley Cyrus

Remi Storch, Senior Staff Writer

Miley Cyrus: Disney star gone CRAZY

Miley Cyrus was born on November 23, 1992, in Franklin, Tennessee to parents, Tish Cyrus, and country music star, Billy Ray Cyrus. Growing up, Cyrus was constantly on tour or in the spotlight with her father: going out on stage with him, helping out behind the scenes.  That is what influenced her to dream of becoming an actress and a music star.

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Cyrus landed her first acting role on the shows Doc and Big Fish. But, the young actress’s career did not take off until she was casted as the lead role on Disney’s Hannah Montana, in 2004. Hannah Montana is what really set Cyrus’ career into action; with 4 seasons, America and the whole World really got to know and love her.

Cyrus audition tape all the way back from 2004!!

Miley Cyrus in 2007 showing her love for animals with her dog!
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Miley Cyrus in 2007 showing her love for animals with her dog!
“I liked Miley when she was still Hannah Montana. Every girl wanted to be her and now look where she is!!” Gretchen Swenson 10
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“I liked Miley when she was still Hannah Montana. Every girl wanted to be her and now look where she is!!” Gretchen Swenson 10

 

Miley Cyrus on the Best of Both Worlds Tour in 2007. On this tour she brought along her friends, The Jonas Brothers.
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Miley Cyrus on the Best of Both Worlds Tour in 2007. On this tour she brought along her friends, The Jonas Brothers.

Cyrus started to focus more on a solo career with the release of Hannah Montana: The Movie. Her hit single The Climb set the stage for her to later release her two solo albums: Breakout and The Time of Our Lives. Her most popular songs from these albums are 7 Things (rumored to be about her fling with Nick Jonas) and Party in the USA!

Miley Cyrus performing her hit single, Party in the USA, in 2009
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Miley Cyrus performing her hit single, Party in the USA, in 2009

Cyrus stayed with Disney until 2010, when she released her single “Can’t Be Tamed” and decided to focus on her acting career more. From this point on, Cyrus started her transition into “adulthood” and “maturity” in her career. Going along with this focus on acting, Cyrus starred in one of her biggest on screen hits, The Last Song, based off the book by Nicholas Sparks.

"The Last Song is my favorite movie. Miley and Liam are so cute in it, I'm so sad they broke up!" Camille Opp 11
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“The Last Song is my favorite movie. Miley and Liam are so cute in it. I’m so sad they broke up!” Camille Opp 11

 

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It was then when Cyrus met (who would become) her long time boyfriend, Liam Hemsworth, on the set of The Last Song in the summer of 2009. They continued to date for three years, and got engaged in 2012.

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“my favorite Miley phase was right before her and Liam broke up and before she went crazy. She had she short hair, and a very fun look going on.” Gabriella Accardi 12
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“my favorite Miley phase was right before her and Liam broke up and before she went crazy. She had she short hair, and a very fun look going on.” Gabriella Accardi 12

In 2013 after speculation of the couple splitting and Cyrus’ twerk-filled VMA performance, the couple called it quits and parted ways.  After the split, Cyrus became crazier than ever. She released a new album, Bangerz and announced her tour. When asking Senior Rebecca Parrillo about the album she said, “it was very scandalous and her way of breaking out of the Disney shell. The songs are very catchy though!”

"The Bangerz tour was so much fun! I went with my friend Tawny Martin, and we danced and sang all night!" Skyler Sinardi 12
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“The Bangerz tour was so much fun! I went with my friend Tawny Martin, and we danced and sang all night!” Skyler Sinardi 12

 

In 2015, Cyrus has hosted the VMA’s and  several weeks before just dropped a new album entitled Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz.When asking senior Alex Perez about the new album she exclaimed, “I don’t know what she thinks she is doing! The quality of the music is really bad! Listening to the music made my ears hurt.”

Miley Cyrus sporting her short, bleach blonde hair in 2015
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Miley Cyrus sporting her short, bleach blonde hair in 2015

All in all, it is safe to say that AHN and America both miss the old Cyrus: an ambitious young woman who was a great role model for girls to look up to. Academy girls will never forget the bubbly Miley on Hannah Montana that everyone aspired to be.