Got it from her mama? Nah, Miley might have borrowed her signature tongue move from Ashley Tisdale!
IMPORTANT UPDATE: While we originally thought that Miley Cyrus' go-to tongue move was all part of her "Hannah Montana" peace sign-era-shedding process, early reports indicate that there may have been outside forces at work!
To what "forces" are we referring? Please direct your attention to exhibit A: a photo from a 2006 episode of "TRL" featuring an exceptionally "Tamed"-looking Miley gazing at Ashley Tisdale, who is -- WAIT FOR IT -- rocking a primitive version of "THE TONGUE." #ConnectingTheDots
Read more about the origin of Miley Cyrus' tongue after the jump.
We know, we know. You're not sure whether to thank Ashley or rent a time-travel machine to push that damn tongue back in her mouth in a brave attempt to spare 2013 from an overdose of foam fingers, thong leotards (ouch, right?), vaguely unsanitary hammer-licking, scantily clad Terry Richardson photo shoots, more scantily clad Terry Richardson photo shoots, and even LESS clothed, let's-just-call-them-naked Rolling Stone photo shoots.
Yeah, we're not sure which option we'd prefer either, but we do feel some sense of calm knowing where the "Miley: The Movement" star's proclivity for tongue ejection might have come from.
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