Facts about Miley Cyrus

  1. Cyrus’ highly-criticized VMAs performance was the most-tweeted about event in the short history Twitter, beating out Beyonce’s performance at the Super Bowl halftime show. Miley Cyrus generated 360,000 tweets every minute.
  2. Her music video"Wrecking Ball" holds the Vevo record for the most views in the first 24 hours after its release, and the record for being the fastest clip to reach 100 million views.
  3. Miley Cyrus guested on Two and a Half Men twice in 2012 (as a romantic interest for both Ashton Kutcher and the half man) and drove some of its biggest ratings of the season — with 13.6 million total viewers in her first outing.
  4. She has been causing a lot of controversy lately, but her first major controversy was back in 2008 when Vanity Fair published a photo of her, then only 15 years old, wrapped in a bedsheet. She was also criticized for pole dancing on an ice cream truck during the 2009 Teen Choice Awards.
  5. At last count, she has 22 tattoos. Her latest is a portrait of her grandmother on her arm, which was inked by her favourite tattoo artist Kat Von D.
  6. Her most recent films made in 2012 were flops. "So Undercover," a film in which she starred opposite Jeremy Piven, went direct-to-video and "LOL," a Demi Moore film, was a limited release.
  7. Her first boyfriend was model Justin Gaston for nine months, but she told Parade magazine that Liam Hemsworth was her "first serious boyfriend." She met Liam while filming the romance drama The Last Song in 2009. Miley announced her engagement to the Hunger Games actor in June 2012 although the pair have since had an on-off relationship. The last time they were photographed together was on the red carpet together in August when they attended the Paranoia premiere.
  8. After the Haiti Earthquake Miley contributed to two charity singles, “We Are the World: 25 for Haiti” and “Everybody Hurts”.
  9. Her single "Party in the U.S.A." was written to promote her clothing line with Max Azria.
  10. She released her third studio album Can’t Be Tamed in June 2010.
  11. The fourth and final season of Hannah Montana started filming in January 2010.
  12. Miley released her autobiography Miles to Go in 2009.
  13. She Used to Have a YouTube ShowIn 2008, Miley and her dancer pal Mandy Jiroux started up their own YouTube program. The Miley and Mandy Show featured the girls mostly hanging out in Cyrus' bedroom, goofing around with guitars, silly dance moves, and their computers. They made 30 or so videos before retiring the show.
  14. She was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song for "I Thought I Lost You" in the animated film "Bolt."
  15. To accommodate filming, Miley and her family relocated to LA in 2005 as Billy Ray Cyrus was also involved in the show and played her fictional dad and manager.
  16. She was not actually supposed to be Hannah Montana - she originally auditioned for the role of Hannah’s best friend Lilly Truscott. While auditioning for “Hannah Montana”, she was competing with another actress for a role in the Taylor Lautner film "The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D," but ended up doing “Hannah Montana” instead. Miley's dad didn't want her to audition for Hannah Montana."I think he just didn't want me to feel any kind of rejection," Miley told Rolling Stone. "He didn't want me to be hurt by the industry."
  17. Miley made her big screen acting debut when she scored a small role in Tim Burton's film "Big Fish."
  18. She had a very interesting first job. Her dad would take her on tour with him and pay $10 to pick up the bras and underwear that his fans would throw on stage.
  19. She was kicked out of evangelical private school. Opposing reports say it was either because she stole her teacher's motorized scooter or because she told her classmates what French kissing was. She took classes at Armstrong Acting Studios in Toronto - a school that Nina Dobrev also attended.
  20. She briefly lived in Toronto when her father, Billy Ray, was filming the TV series "Doc" in 2001.