[artist id="2408193"]Miley Cyrus[/artist] has accomplished quite a lot in her 17 years. She has left her mark on pop culture, thanks to her highly successful Disney series "Hannah Montana," which helped kick off Disney's latest renaissance and opened doors for girls like Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato. She has also released albums and had box-office smash hits with her Hannah character.
With her desire to grow into more mature roles, like the one she plays in "The Last Song," opening Friday, and her decision to take a break from music after releasing her new album this June, Cyrus is setting herself up to make the difficult leap from child star to adult superstar.
The transition hasn't been without a few controversies. In 2008, [article id="1585937"]racy photos leaked online[/article] of the teen star in nothing but a bra and underwear. That scandal was followed by an uproar over her [article id="1586342"]photo spread in Vanity Fair,[/article] in which the teen was photographed covered only in a sheet.
She [article id="1590081"]apologized for the Vanity Fair photo shoot[/article], saying, "It still hurts when I think about it — but you know what? It doesn't mean that you can't move on." She was under fire again when a photo appeared online of her [article id="1604365"]pulling at the corners of her eyes[/article] in a gesture that appeared to mock Asians.
Cyrus also found herself embroiled in a few feuds. She got into a [article id="1591633"]YouTube battle with Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato[/article] that was later downplayed by all parties involved after Cyrus apologized. She also [article id="1606368"]took aim at Radiohead[/article], whom she threatened to "ruin" after they wouldn't meet her at the Grammy Awards in 2009.
However, it was [article id="1609169"]Jamie Foxx who came under fire[/article] for comments he made about the teen star, saying she needed to make a sex tape and do drugs. [article id="1609259"]He apologized[/article], but her dad, [article id="1609396"]Billy Ray, called Foxx's comments[/article] "hurtful."
At the [article id="1618490"]Teen Choice Awards[/article] in 2009, Cyrus performed her hit "Party in the U.S.A," dancing around an ice-cream-cart pole that many said resembled a stripper pole. Just last month, her [article id="1632837"]duet with Bret Michaels, "Nothin' to Lose,"[/article] leaked online, and its suggestive lyrics left some uncomfortable.
Perhaps Cyrus' biggest moment came when she [article id="1623411"]left Twitter behind[/article] for good in October. Although it was initially believed she [article id="1623592"]left the site for beau Liam Hemsworth[/article], she later said that she quit the site to [article id="1625191"]have more privacy[/article]. "I think that everyone should leave Twitter," she said. "I think Twitter should just be banned from this universe."
What's next for Cyrus? With plans to release an album this summer and [article id="1634438"]focus on her movie career[/article], Cyrus and her outspoken nature will certainly continue to turn heads. In the meantime, fans can enjoy [article id="1629314"]her final season[/article] donning the blond wig as Hannah Montana.
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