Aug 29, 2013

Rise and fall of a Disney princess

Rise and fall of a Disney princess
Rise and fall of a Disney princess. HANNAH Montana is all grown up. Visions of a scantily-clad Miley Cyrus at this year's MTV VMA Awards is proof that these days the star is less Disney and a whole lot more dirty.

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Cyrus' sexualisation follows in the footsteps of fellow ex-Disney poppettes Demi Lovato and Lindsay Lohan; both of whom have struggled with lawsuits and substance abuse and multiple stints in rehab.
As Donny Osmond so eloquently wrote after her ranking in the 2008 edition of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people, "as an idol to teens the world over, singer-actor Miley Cyrus, 15, is riding a huge tidal wave at the pinnacle of her career; this is as it should be. I hope she enjoys it. [ ...] Within three to five years, Miley will have to face adulthood. [ ...] As she does, she'll want to change her image, and that change will be met with adversity."
So how did Miley get here?
Miley was born Destiny Hope Cyrus to Letitia Jean "Tish" and country singer Billy Ray in 1992. She is 20 years-old.
Cyrus changed her name from Destiny Hope to Miley Ray in 2008 in tribute to her grandfather, Democratic politician Ronald Ray Cyrus. "A lot of people say Miley changed her name to Miley Ray because of Billy Ray, but that's not true," Billy Ray told CNN.
"She did that in honour of my dad, because the two of them just loved each other to pieces."
The name Miley was born out of her tendancy as a child to smile. Billy Ray nicknamed her 'Smiley, eventually morphing into what she is known as today.