Love her or hate her, Miley Cyrus certainly knows how to keep her fans and critics alike entertained. From her innocent days as the Disney star in the popular television show Hannah Montana to thriving pop star, Miley has shown that she is a force to be reckoned with. Back in 2010, she released a movie (The Last Song) and an album “Can’t Be Tamed” in a bid to distance herself from the role that had made her famous to a royalty pop superstar. Although her previous theater attempt with “The Time of Our Lives” in 2009, featuring the hit song “Party in the U.S.A” was commercially successful, it did not establish the singer/actress as a serious recording artist. This would happen through “Can’t Be Tamed”, which successfully transformed the image of the former Hannah Montana into a provocative superstar.
Her television performance of the debut single and title track generated media attention for its sexually suggestive video. Of course, the media was on a frenzy back then, but this did not do the celebrity any favor. All eyes were concentrated on a fresher appearance – Lady Gaga – who became an instant favorite in the world of pop music, transforming into a pop queen faster than you could say “Check, please.” Other artists such as Katy Perry and Rihanna also indirectly hindered Miley’s path into joining the heights of pop hierarchy. To make matters worse, ms. Cyrus was caught smoking something from a bong in a party. The story was pounced on by news organizations, trying to categorize her as one of the troubled child stars who fall from grace to grass. Only the future will tell how the story ends.
For now, here are 20 things you didn’t know about Miley Cyrus.