Miley Cyrus turns 20 on November 23 and she wants everyone to know she is not a good girl anymore. The "Hannah Montana" star has been trying to shed her Disney image since the series ended in early 2011. For the past few years Cyrus has been acting in a way typical for most teenagers, but she's been doing it in the spotlight of fame and fortune.
Back in 2008, When Cyrus was named as one of Time magazine's Most Influential People, Donny Osmond wrote about her, "Within three to five years, Miley will have to face adulthood… Her challenge will be overcoming the 'Hannah Montana' stereotype… As she does, she'll want to change her image, and that change will be met with adversity."
Here's a look back at the steps Miley took through the years to shed that image and be seen as an adult.
1. 2009 Teen Choice Awards
During the 2009 Teen Choice Awards Cyrus' descent into what many deem as inappropriate behavior began with a simple pole dance. Outfitted in short shorts and black leather ankle boots, the then 16-year-old singer performed "Party in the U.S.A." while thrusting around a pole on a platform in the middle of the audience. Many compared her path to Britney Spears' good-girl-gone-bad road to fame.
2. The Adam Shankman Lap Dance
The following year, TMZ began circulating a video showing Cyrus gyrating on the lap of "The Last Song" producer Adam Shankman. This time her dad came to her defense with a "girls just want to have fun" statement, implying that this is what all young girls her age do. This sentiment had a lot of folks wondering what kind of parenting skills Billy Ray Cyrus really had.
3. Miley Smoked from a Bong
Just days after her 18th birthday in November 2010, photos were leaked of the Cyrus taking a hit off a bong. She claimed it was the substance salvia divinorum, and that as an adult it was completely legal for her to be partaking. But it's still not what parents want young, impressionable "Hannah Montana" fans to see. Billy Ray threw up his hands at this one, saying some things were behind his control.
4. Miley Claimed to be a 'Stoner'
A year later, at her 19th birthday party, Cyrus was presented with a cake with the likeness of Bob Marley to which she replied, "You know you're a stoner when your friends make you a Bob Marley cake. You know you smoke way too much f****n' weed."
5. Miley Cuts Off Her Hair
In the most visible sign of shedding her "Hannah Montana" persona, Miley cut off her long, wavy locks and dyed them platinum blond. The new pixie cut caused quite a stir and Miley tweeted, "Never felt more me in my whole life."
6. Miley Cyrus Is Engaged
Miley met her beau Liam Hemsworth in 2009 while filming "The Last Song." Their on-again-off-again romance is currently on and the couple got engaged in June of 2012. The latest rumors are that the pair is planning, not one, not two, but three weddings. They would celebrate their union in Los Angeles where they currently live, in her original home in Nashville and in his birthplace in Melbourne, Australia. There will be three separate gowns and a $1 million tool budget for all the events.
7. Miley Made a Video with a Porn Star
The final nail in "Hannah Montana's" coffin is Miley's latest music video. A collaboration with Israeli DJ Borgore, the video for the song "Decisions" features Borgore's ex-girlfriend adult film actress Jesse Andrews. It also features Miley making out with Hemsworth who happens to be dressed as a unicorn. Not at all Disney.
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