Miley Cyrus Turns 21: Her Top Moments

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Happy Birthday, Miley Cyrus!

The former Disney star, who became famous with Hannah Montana, and is now known as the Twerking Queen, is celebrating a huge milestone today: she is turning 21. Usually at this age, this is when a person is considered to be an adult. So, of course, everyone will make a big deal out of it. As Miley Cyrus turns 21, let’s look at her top moments in her life:

Miley Cyrus as Hannah Montana:

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This is the show that started it all for Cyrus. While her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, was best known for Achy Breaky Heart, Cyrus catapulted the family name to new heights with her Disney show. Hannah Montana spawned three albums, lots of dolls, and tons of rabid fans that were so devoted tickets were scalped for hundreds of dollars for her concerts. After four seasons, though, Cyrus had enough.

Miley Cyrus Pole Dances at the 2009 Teen Choice Awards

Well, it looks like the beginning of the end for Hannah Montana, as Cyrus just goes full-stripper mode while singing her hit Party in the USA. It surely shocked a lot of parents, as it featured her grinding and slithering on a stripper pole. She really defined the meaning of that song!

Miley Cyrus Smokes Salvia

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It shouldn’t have been a surprised that Cyrus was caught with a bong. She was 18, and the substance salvia is legal in the state of California. But, when your name is Miley Cyrus, that just means that there will be people criticizing your move, stating that you are a bad example for children. Even Billy Ray Cyrus claimed he was scared for his daughter’s life.

Miley Cyrus Cuts Her Hair

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At the tender age of 19, Miley Cyrus makes a huge decision that upsets a lot of her fans: she cuts her hair. Cyrus was getting quite tired of being known as the Hanna Montana girl, and wanted to have an image that says she is growing up. So she called up famed hairdresser Chris McMillan (who did the famous “Rachel” haircut), and snip, her golden locks were gone, and all that was left was a pixie cut. While most fans liked it, some fans were pretty upset by her decision. But it’s just hair, it grows back.

Miley Cyrus Dances at the MTV VMAs

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This was the most talked about performance this year on any awards show. MTV, not shy about pushing boundaries, let Cyrus perform with Blurred Lines singer Robin Thicke. She came out with a bunny bathing suit of sorts on, singing her song We Can’t Stop with some sort of minstrel act, and then when Thicke came out, she took off the suit to revel nude shots and bra top, and proceeded to first dance, then twerk, then grind on him. The rest of the performance was pretty much her twerking around the stage, sticking her tongue out, and using a foam finger in the most offensive way possible.

Miley Cyrus is Naked on a Wrecking Ball

Editors Note: Video Removed

How does a person top tweaking on national television? By releasing a video that has them swinging back and forth on a wrecking ball and licking a sledgehammer. Cyrus continued her dominance in being in the news by releasing the video to the song Wrecking Ball, directed by photographer Terry Richardson, who took provocative photos of her for his blog a few weeks prior. While the song is emotional and actually good, people were distracted by Cyrus practically naked the entire time. But, no worries form her, because it has become the most watched video on the channel Vimeo, with over 100 million views.

Well, that’s Cyrus in a nutshell. As Miley Cyrus turns 21, these moments have been interesting to say the least. So, what does the next 21 years hold for the twerking singer? Maybe less of the twerking and more music. It’s hard to tell. She is a young woman that is having fun. Or it’s a whole marketing ploy, and she’ll switch up her look and dress as a nun. Only time will tell.

By Renayle Fink


NY Daily News

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