Miley Cyrus Biography
Miley Cyrus is your typical teenager. She loves nothing more than dressing provocatively in skimpy outfits and clothes that look little more than lingerie.
At her 18th birthday party she was dressed in skin tight black leather trousers, high-heeled boots and a black leather bra top.
She loves nothing more than to party and changes boyfriends as often as other people change their clothes.
But Cyrus is no ordinary teenager. In 2008 at the age of 15 she earned $25 million and she celebrated her 16th birthday at Disneyland with a charity fundraiser for Youth Service America, a youth volunteer service organisation.
Sometimes her over the top actions provoke controversy, like the time she posted photographs of herself on her private My Space website provocatively sharing a piece of liquorice with a female friend which ended up all over the Internet. Or feigning a lesbian kiss with one of her backing dancers during a televised performance of the family entertainment show "Britain's Got Talent."
Parents all over the country complained because as the innocent young Hannah Montana the Disney Channel children's sitcom, Cyrus became the role model for so many children.
Her new raunchy look where she is often photographed in skimpy shorts which leave nothing to the imagination is a far cry from her Hannah Montana days.
The daughter of country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, she was brought up on a 500 acre farm in Franklin, Tennessee just an hour's drive from the heart of country music Nashville.
When she was 8-years-old the family moved to Toronto while her father filmed the television series "Doc" and watching him inspired her to act. She was very close to him and when he took her to see a 2001 Mirvish production of "Mamma Mia" at the Royal Alexandria Theatre she grabbed his arm and said, "This is what I want to do Daddy, I want to be an actress."
Despite a minor heart condition tachycardia, she manages to live life to the full. It is not dangerous but does cause her problems some times.
Her parents named her Destiny Hope as they believed she could achieve great things in life, but her stage name comes from her childhood nickname Smiley which was shortened to Miley as she smiled such a lot as a baby.
She recorded the soundtracks for the 2006 and 2007 "Hannah Montana" shows which were released by Walt Disney records and she was established as a Teen Idol. In 2007 she signed with the record company to pursue a solo career and her first album "Breakout" was released in 2008.
She has a good backing team behind her, her mother Tish organises her agents and her godmother is country and western singer Dolly Parton who advises her on her singing.
She dated Nick Jonas for two years and told Seventeen Magazine they were in love but they started fighting a lot which caused the break up in their relationship.
She initially rebelled against everything Nick had wanted her to be but in 2008 she started seeing model Justin Gaston but ended it nine months later just before flying to Georgia to film "The Last Song."
Shortly after filming began she started dating her co-star Australian actor Liam Hemsworth and said he was "her first serious boyfriend." They split in August 2010, got back together and broke up again in early November 2010.
She is currently seeing a Canadian actor with Indian origins, Avan Jogia and she introduced him to her parents at her 18th birthday party.
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