Miley Cyrus singing into a microphone.
The Gorgeous Transformation Of Miley Cyrus
Lifestyle News
By Jennifer O'Brien and Britt Hawes
The Girl Next Door
In 2021, Miley Cyrus' audition video for "Hannah Montana" surfaced where, per Cosmopolitan, the star had zero tattoos and looked like your average American girl.
Cyrus used her mile-wide smile to win over the casting directors. After three rounds of auditions, she landed the life-changing role in 2004 when she was just 12 years old.
Bolder Choices
Until 2010, Cyrus was every bit the Disney princess she was expected to be. However, toward the end of that year, her fashion choices started becoming bolder.
By the time she embarked on her 2011 "Gypsy Heart Tour," she began donning studded bras and riskier fashion choices. She swapped her long locks for a bob, then a pixie cut.
The Extreme Look
One of Cyrus’ craziest looks was her skin-colored latex bra and bottoms combo — a far cry from her "Hannah Montana" uniform — at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.
During the heated performance that scandalized Cyrus' and Robin Thicke's careers, the singer was seen gyrating herself over Thicke while sticking her tongue out.
Toning Herself Down
In the latter half of the 2010s, Cyrus exchanged her skimpy outfits for a more mature, toned-down style that seemed to better resonate with her original fans.
In 2015, according to Teen Vogue, Cyrus also founded The Happy Hippie Foundation to raise awareness about the challenges confronting today's LGBTQ+ homeless youth.