Everything’s coming up Miley Cyrus, so it seems. Miley Cyrus is the current tween queen of music and television entertainment. So, just how did Miley Cyrus get her start and what has been happening since then?
Miley Cyrus was born Destiny Hope Cyrus on November 23, 1992 in Franklin, TN. Her parents, Billy Ray Cyris and Laticia (Tish) Cyrus named her Destiny Hope because they knew she was bound for big things.
Because she smiled so much as a baby, her parents called her “Smiley Miley.” She decided that she liked “Miley” better than “Destiny” and went by that name.
Even though Miley’s father did not like seeing her disappointed when she did not get roles after she auditioned for a show, Miley never gave up. This allowed her to first land a role as Kylie on the TV show Doc with her father Billy Ray Cyrus.
She then got the role of “Ruthie” in Big Fish.
When she heard about Hannah Montana, she really wanted to be part of the show and constantly auditioned. She was not going for the lead role. Instead, she was auditioning for the part of the best friend (now Lilly Truscott, played by Emily Osment). Hannah Montana became the most watched cable television show for ages 6 to 14.
After years of auditioning, Miley ended up landing the role of the tween who also become Hannah Montana. The character’s name was originally Chloe, but it was changed to Miley. Also, her real life father ended up playing her father on the show.
Miley has also been the voice of Yata on The Emperor’s New School and the voice of Celebrity Starr on The Replacements.
Destiny Hope Cyrus officially changed her name to Miley Ray Cyrus, quite like the Hannah Montana character, Miley Ray Stewart.
Along with being a celebrity comes a lot of scandal or at least claimed scandals. First, some photos were leaked of a tween showing her underwear. These were supposedly Miley Cyrus, but there has been no claim to if those rumors are true.
There were the stories that Miley Cyrus was dating Nick Jonas. While those stories were never confirmed while they were dating, it has now been told that these stories were true.
There was also the pregnancy scandal. However, this time somebody just altered a photo of Miley to make it look as if she were pregnant. Billy Ray is not yet becoming a grandfather.
Then came the Vanity Fair photo shoot. Unfortunately, there were many critics of the photos because it seemed that Miley was not wearing any clothes, even though she was under a sheet in one of the photos and that the father and daughter shots looked more like boyfriend and girlfriend shots. However, that’s not how Miley and Billy Ray saw them.
Then, there was the supposed feud between Miley Cyrus and fellow Disney star Selina Gomez. However, it’s been said that they both know that Cyrus was just having some normal teenage fun and that they are fine with each other and there is no feud.
So, by now, Miley is breaking out on her own. Most likely she’ll soon be leaving Hannah Montana, though that will most likely be decided by Disney. After all, most shows only tape 65 episodes and then leave the Disney channel except for a few repeats.
It seems that Cyrus has a good future in music with her album Breakout being in stores. She may also have a good future in doing voice over work as she is now the voice of Penny in the movie Bolt.
Liz McNeil, “Miley: Nick Jonas and I ‘Were in Love,'” People Magazine
“Miley Cyrus,” Internet Movie Database
“Miley Cyrus” People Magazine