From a young engagement to a confession of her love for ‘mar*juana’, the teenage rebel has broken the internet on a regular basis. With a cleaner act, it’s led us to wonder what other side of Miley we have yet to see. Each new Miley Cyrus headline has seemingly been stranger than the last, and just when the world thinks, Ms. Cyrus couldn’t possibly shock anyone again, she does. So here are some shocking facts you must know.
- Consuming Fan’s Underwear
During her February 16th tour performance, a fan threw their thong up on stage, while Miley was singing. Instead of kicking it off stage or leaving it there, like any other person probably would have done. Miley did the inconceivable. She picked them up and put them in her mouth – Gross! It looks like Katy Perry got her answer on where Miley’s tongue has been
- Kissed Katy Perry during a performance
In February 2014, when Miley was performing in Los Angeles, Katy Perry was sitting front row. Cyrus walked over to Katy and the two shared a kiss, that became very awkward, very fast.
- She is pansexual
In 2015, Miley Cyrus came out as pansexual and gender-fluid.
Her queer identity is as important to her as ever. !
Sexuality doesn’t depend on who we’re with. Miley Cyrus joins other pansexual and bisexual celebrities including Stephanie Beatriz, Anna Paquin, and Brendon Urie
- A Tattoo Maniac
A truly individual star isn’t shy of a little ink has 22 visible tattoos although this will probably increase in the future. She pays tribute to the legend Michael Jackson, her grandma and her beloved pets that passed away. Miley even has one that represents her strong support for the LGBT community. Go Miley!
- First controversy at the age of 15
Her first jaw-dropping moment wasn’t actually at the 2013 VMAs like everybody thinks, but was actually all the way back in 2008. Miley was only 15 at the time, but Vanity Fair published a photo of her totally naked and wrapped in a bedsheet. Nobody parts were shown, but it was still a huge shock considering she was a Disney star, and only 15!
- Her first job was unusual
Her job to pick up the bras and underwear thrown on stage. Sounds odd? Well yes. Billy Ray, her father, would bring Miley on tour with him and get her to help out with the show. And the job earned her $10 per night, which is some serious pocket money for a little kid.
- She wasn’t supposed to be Hannah Montana
The Disney show may be the reason why Miley is famous but did you know that she originally auditioned to play the role of Hannah’s bestie; Lilly Truscott? Later, however, producers of the show encouraged her to go for the lead role instead. After deliberation, they saw something in her and set her on the path to stardom aged just 14.
- Her Twerking VMA Performance broke records
Miley’s outrageous VMA performance was the most-talked-about event on Twitter beating Beyoncé’s performance at the Superbowl. Her twerking shenanigans generated 360,000 tweets every minute.
- She went all nude
It’s no surprise that her video for “Wrecking Ball” took most people by surprise. In the video, Miley quite literally comes in on a giant swinging wrecking ball that too all nude. Cyrus has been notorious for her avid displays of gratuitous nudity, and this video was certainly no different – but it still received an adverse reaction from some viewers. In this case, her shocking ways paid off, and the video and song both did wonders for her career
- Miley was not Miley at first
Yes, you heard it right. Miley Cyrus was actually born Destiny Hope Cyrus. Her father settled on the name because he believed it was his daughter’s destiny to bring hope into the world. She legally changed her name to Miley in 2008, as that’s what people would call her throughout her childhood