Miley Cyrus: From Apple-Cheeked Toddler to World-Famous Twerker
By Denny Directo
Miley Cyrus turns 22 on Sunday and to celebrate we're looking back on all of our Miley moments through the years! From apple cheeked toddler to world-famous twerker, ET has been with the singer nearly every step of her life.
Baby Miley Long before the twerking, we first met Miley in 1997 when the five-year-old was still living on the Tennessee ranch along with her dad Billy Ray Cyrus in 1997. She certainly stole the spotlight during that shoot with ET and something told us even then that Little Miss Miley was going to be full of surprises. Cuteness overload!
Best of Both Worlds! The year 2006 marked the start of the Hannah Montana era. Miley was only 11-years-old when she was cast in the Disney Channel series and tweens everywhere couldn't get enough.
A Bonified Disney Star Was Born By 2008, Miley was one of the richest teenagers in Hollywood and invited ET to celebrate her star studded Sweet 16 birthday party at Disneyland. "I get to ride rides until like 12 o'clock, so I'm super excited," she told ET. Ahhhh life was so simple back then.
It's A Party In The USA In 2009, Miss Miley caught some slack for her "stripper pole dance" during a performance of "Party In the USA" at the Teen Choice Awards. If only they knew what was to come...
She Cannot Be Tamed The Can't Be Tamed era followed in 2010 and we got a more mature, edgy singer. During this time Miley had two loves: side boob and Liam Hemsworth.
La da di da di she like to party... The couple broke up in 2013 and a new "hair-a" began. Miley went full metal jacket and not only debuted a new 'do but a completely new sound. Her album Bangerz debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and her controversial video for the hit single "Wrecking Ball" won "Video of the Year" at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards.
Provocative pics. new tattoos, twerking and tongue wagging may have become her norm (for now), but through it all the singer's maintained that "she's just being Miley." Happy Birthday, Miley!