Whether she wears terrible blonde wigs and walks around the best of both worlds, grilling and twerking on stage, Miley Cyrus has never shied away from garnering attention.
Since her last moments in 2011 as Hannah Montana, her superstar alter ego, Cyrus, 20, got engaged, cut her hair, changed her wardrobe and surrounded herself with a lot of weight. hip hop heavyweights including Pharrell Williams. While it can be great to see Cyrus play a more familiar and accessible role, let’s admit we kind of got the picture a long time ago, with the debut of his steamy video, “Can’t Be Tamed” . In other words, we didn’t need all the other obvious clues. So on behalf of the vast majority of the world, we would like to say: Miley, you are no longer a little girl. We understood!
Just for fun, let’s see some of Miley’s more “grown-up” moments.
1. Is it weed … or just salvia?
While this may not be the first incident of Cyrus stepping out of his Disney princess character, it was one of his most ridiculed and publicly discussed moments. The star was filmed smoking in a bong. What was supposed to be marijuana, we later found out to be salvia. While the video leak could have been an accident, Cyrus sent a message to his young fans (and their parents) to say goodbye to Hannah Montana.
2. Braless and Cut-offs
What may have looked like a wardrobe malfunction to some was definitely intentional. One of the star’s many paparazzi photos taken showed her in a cropped top and white cuts. So what? All girls her age wear this style. Yes, but a little more than his legs and stomach were exposed. In the photo, it could also be seen that she was not wearing a bra and that a large part of her back was not covered by the shorts. Cyrus dismissed most of the comments about her fashion choice, saying it was just her style. That being said, she’s come a long way from her country style of cowboy boots and plaid.
3. Cut the free ends
It all started with a photo of her on Twitter in a living room chair. A barber stood behind her, holding a pair of scissors in one hand and her bun in the other. Next thing you know, another pic was posted with a new adult Miley. The singer / actress cut her mid-length hair and styled it in a platinum blonde pixie cut. Besides making headlines all over the place, Cyrus also set the stage for the rest of his transformation.
4. Twerk Miley Twerk
For those who may not know what “twerk” is, it’s a dance that, say, involves bending the knees and shaking the lower half of the body a lot. If her transition to adulthood wasn’t enough, Cyrus made a video of her tweaking in a unicorn jumpsuit. The video went everywhere, even catching the attention of other celebrities like rapper Jay-Z, who mentioned it in one of his songs saying, “twerk, twerk, (Miley, Miley)”.
Over the years of her search for femininity and an adult identity, her fans and followers have witnessed spandex, lap dances and of course more twerking. At this point, we can’t be sure the “We Can’t Stop” singer is trying to prove that she’s not a little girl for us or for herself. It’s not clear if any of Cyrus’ grown-up moments bring him to the grown-up club, but it clearly gets the point across. Nevertheless, with its 21st birthday coming in the fall, it will be interesting to see what she does next.
UPDATE 08/26/2013: In light of the latest events in Brooklyn, NY yesterday at MTV’s VMA Awards, it’s only fitting that we add another “Miley Moment” to her growing list.
After being introduced on stage by Vanessa Bayer and actress Shailene Woodley, Miley appeared from a large teddy bear with her tongue sticking out and her leg in the air. The singer performed her summer hit, “We Can’t Stop” and the boy was it a performance.
While she may have started with a bit more clothes, sporting a plush leotard, she certainly didn’t end up that way. Halfway through her performance, where she was accompanied on stage by R&B singer Robin Thicke, she stripped off her leotard and displayed a set of nude-colored bras and underwear. If that wasn’t enough, Cyrus strutted back and forth making provocative pushing gestures with a foam finger and, of course, did some twerk.
It wasn’t entirely clear what Cyrus was trying to do – a rebellious performance that would earn him even more fame and criticism the next day, or one that would again claim the idea of his leap into adulthood. Either way, the girl delivered a memorable performance and “hand in hand”.