Miley Cyrus is an American singer and actress with an estimated net worth of $197 million. Born on November 23, 1992, her real name is actually Destiny Hope Cyrus. She changed her name when she began acting with Disney so that she could stand out a bit. Her mother is Tish Cyrus and her father is famed country singer and actor Billy Ray Cyrus. She was born in Tennessee, just outside of Nashville, where she was raised for many years. Her parents gave her the birth name that they did because they knew she would be a great person and a great success at some point in her life. They were right, though she has had a few difficult times in the past.
She and her family moved to Hollywood in 2005 when she was only 13. They wanted to see if they could get her into the acting business. During that time, she was not a huge success, but she did manage to see a bit of success in some minor roles she had on television and in the movies. Her family was positive that she could do more and continued to take her to auditions so that they could see what she was made of. When she was only 11, she heard about casting for a new series that would air on the Disney Channel. It was about a girl by the name of Hannah Montana. She was only 11, and she decided to try out.
She was given the role of being a normal girl that doubled as a secret rock star. Her father was chosen to be her father on the show, and it was then that her career took off. She did her own singing at Hannah Montana, and she decided during filming she wanted to pursue a career in music, too. She spent many years starring on this hit show and producing music as her alter ego before she decided to leave the Disney family and begin a musical career of her own.
Miley Cyrus began to sing as herself, and she began to push the envelope as far as her personality, her clothes and her music was concerned. Her problem was that she was tired of being dubbed a Disney girl and she wanted to be herself. She worked very hard to make sure people began to see her as someone other than a Disney character, and her antics were often controversial. She is famous for her twerking, her lack of clothing and for dramatically changing her appearance and causing some controversy at some award shows.
She’s been very adamant that she has no desire to be a role model to little girls, that she does not want to be associated with Disney and that she has a life of her own to deal with. She has become a vastly different person than she was, but it’s working for her quite well. She is far more famous now than she was with Disney, and she is the only one to credit for that.
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