On May 31st, 2012 Miley became engaged to Liam Hemsworth. Her engagement ring is a 3.5 carat hand made 19th century cushion-cut diamond designed by Neil Lane, valued at $250,000.
Author Nicholas Sparks, who wrote "The Last Song" with Miley in mind, credits her for coming up with the name for her character, Veronica "Ronnie" Miller. Sparks says it sounded "perfect" as soon as she suggested it.
It took a long time before Miley was able to really be friends with "Hannah Montana" co-star Emily Osment. The girls have big personality differences, Emily is more reserved, while Miley is very outgoing, and they often fought while filming the first season of the show. Miley says she really wanted to be close with Emily, but they just couldn't find a way to get along. While they ultimately found a way to at least work together on a professional level, Miley claims that their off-screen friendship didn't really start until they started filming "Hannah Montana: The Movie" in 2008. They hung out a lot in-between scenes, and Miley swears that she felt something "shift" between them at that time. By the time the girls came back to film the show's third season shortly after that, they were close friends.
When she was very young, Miley used to go onto the stage after her father had performed, and she'd help collect the flowers and homemade bracelets that people threw at him. Then they would go and donate everything to a local hospital.
Miley was born left-handed, just like her father, Billy Ray Cyrus. He believes that lefties have to learn everything backwards in life, so he trained Miley to write with her right hand from a very early age. To this day, she does use her right hand for that purpose, but she is a lefty with everything else. She has joked that if anyone dislikes her handwriting, they should talk to her dad about it.
Miley suffers from tachycardia, which is a heart condition that causes her resting heart rate to excel at a faster pace than a normal resting rate.
Miley wakes up at 5:00 a.m. every day and reads her Bible, then falls back to sleep. She calls it "her time".
Miley stated that some of her goals in life are reading the entire Bible, opening a school for children with disabilities, paying her grandmother Mammie's bills, visiting sick children in the hospital in each of the 50 states, and to one day produce her younger sister Noah's first record.
She celebrated her sixteenth birthday party at Disneyland in California. The entire place was closed down on a weeknight, and each guest paid $250 to attend. All the money went to charity.
In April 2008, "People Magazine" reported that Miley earned a million dollars per week for her previous 17-week tour.
On April 22nd, 2008, it was announced that Miley signed a multi-million dollar deal with Disney-Hyperion Books to write her life story.
The red Valentino dress that Miley wore to the 2008 Academy Awards was said to have cost $10,550.
Miley first auditioned for "Hannah Montana" when she was 11, trying for the part of Lilly. She later tried out for the part of Hannah and was turned down for both parts because she was too young.
The 3-D version of Miley's "Best of Both Worlds" concert debuted in only 683 theaters worldwide on Super Bowl Weekend 2008, but it beat out all other films (which were playing in a larger number of theaters) with a record-breaking $31 million in just its first weekend.
Miley's godmother is singer/actress Dolly Parton.
Miley's grandmother is the only person who still calls her by her birth name, Destiny.
Miley says that she looks up to former Disney teen queen Hilary Duff for staying true to herself and not being fake.
Miley says that Shania Twain is one of her favorite singers, because she is fun and not afraid to be different with her music.
She is a vegetarian, but doesn't eat anything green.
Her song "I Miss You" was written by Miley after her grandfather died.
In 2007, it was reported that her father, who helps manage her career and finances, gave her a $300 dollar allowance per month.
She was on the green team for two years in a row in the "Disney Channel Games".
She says that she has three best friends. Her Mother, Tory Sparkman, and Emily Osment.
She is competitive any time it comes to talent shows. In fact, she broke up with her boyfriend in first grade because he was going to be in the talent show, and she thought if he really liked her, he should let her win. But he wouldn't!
Miley was chosen as one of People Magazine's annual 100 Most Beautiful People in the World, in May 2007.
Awards she has won:
"Outstanding Female Lead in a Comedy Series (Child or Adolescent)" at the 2008 Gracie Allen Awards.
"Choice TV Actress in a Comedy" at the 2007 Teen Choice Awards.
"Choice Summer Artist" at the 2007 Teen Choice Awards.
"Favorite TV Actress" at the 2007 Kid's Choice Awards, but she was unable to make it to the event.
"Favorite TV Actress" at the 2008 Kid's Choice Awards.
"Favorite Female Singer" at the 2008 Kid's Choice Awards.
Awards she has been nominated for:
"Favorite Female Singer" at the 2008 Kids Choice Award
"Favorite TV Actress" for the roles of Hannah Montana and Miley Stewart in TV series "Hannah Montana" at the 2008 Kids Choice Award
"Female TV Choice Breakout Star" for "Hannah Montana" at the 2006 Fox's Teen Choice Awards.
When she was little her dad called her "Smiley", because she was always smiling. Eventually it was shortened and became Miley. In 2008, Miley officially changed her name from Destiny Hope to Miley Ray. She chose Ray for her new middle name because she wanted to share her dad's name.
The furthest she has ever been from her home is Paris, France.
Someday she would like to sing with Kelly Clarkson.
Favorite Clothing Store: Nordstrom and Hollister
Favorite Song: "Beating Heart Baby" by Head Automatica
Favorite Scent: Vanilla
Favorite Crayon: Tickle Me Pink
Favorite Flower: Lavender
Favorite Candy: Starburst, Gummy Bears, Peach Rings and Dots
Favorite Breakfast Food: Lucky Charms or a bowl of oatmeal with two scoops of ice cream
Favorite Novel: "Don't Die My Love" by Lurlene McDaniel
Favorite Snack: Cookie Dough and Cashews
Favorite Condiment: Ketchup
Favorite TV Show: "Laguna Beach" and "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody"
Favorite Cookie: Sugar Cookie
Favorite Movie: "Steel Magnolia's
Favorite Album: "Breakaway" by Kelly Clarkson
Favorite Animal: Dog
Favorite Sound: The Rain
Favorite Time of Day: 1:00 A.M.
Favorite Season: Summer
Favorite Food: Chinese
Favorite Sport: Cheerleading
Favorite Outdoor Activities: Running and Biking
Favorite Singer: Hilary Duff, Kelly Clarkson and Ashlee Simpson
Favorite Style of Music: Pop and Rock
Favorite Color: Pink, Green and Purple
She keeps a journal.
Miley is afraid of spiders.
She spends rainy afternoons watching sappy chick flicks with her sister.
Miley is ticklish and has said in interviews that she absolutely hates being tickled.
Miley was surprised with a Daisy Rock guitar on stage at a music festival in Nashville when she was twelve, because she wanted to play guitar like her father.
When Miley has to perform in concerts she gets really nervous. She helps herself calm down by realizing that this is her dream, and it's what she really wants to do.
Miley helped Emily Osment learn to play guitar.
She is really bad at keeping secrets.
She says that her biggest splurge was on a Coach bag.
Her hidden talent is her monkey voice.
Her room has a garden theme and uses cream, turquoise, mint green and brown colors.
Her least favorite part of working with her dad is the car drive up to the studio.
She says that her most embarrassing moment was when she was trying out for her school's dance team. She was practicing in the hallway, but then she fell and ripped her denim skirt.
She started riding horses when she was only two years old.
She use to enjoy braiding the tails of the horses that live on her families ranch. In fact, that's what she misses the most about living in Tennessee.
She says Dylan and Cole Sprouse are like her brothers.
Her first CD, The "Hannah Montana Soundtrack", was released on October 24th, 2006 and before the year was out over two million copies had sold.
She was voted MVP for leading her team to victory in the quiz show relay and the egg toss game during the "Disney Channel Games".
She has a bad habit of biting her nails.
She said the first time she sang in a concert was when she went up on stage with her dad and sang "Hound Dog".
She almost always wears a ring with the word "Love" inscribed on it. It was a gift from her father to mother, Tish.
She was the opening act for the band "The Cheetah Girls" during their 2006 concert tour.
She is a born-again Christian.
Her song (That she sings as Hannah Montana) "Best of Both Worlds" was #1 on Radio Disney's top 30 countdown for the weeks of June 19th, 2006, to August 14th (It was beaten by another Hannah Montana song "I've Got Nerve" for the week of August 21st). It regained the top spot the week of August 28th & stayed there though the week of September 11th.
Her song, "Pumpin' Up the Party Now", was featured in a 2006 Disney Channel "So Hot Summer" commercial.
Her likeness was used to create the "Jackson's Beach Treat Delivery" for Disney Channel's website.
Her likeness (& her character likeness, Hannah Montana) was used to create the "Rock Star Fashion Challenge" for Disney Channel's website.
Miley's uncle works as her bodyguard.
She admits that anything & everything makes her laugh.
She says that she wants to go to Italy someday.
Disney Channel Special Apperances:
She was a member of the "Green" team for the "Disney Channel Games: 2006". Her nickname on the team was "The Triple Threat".
She co-hosted "Disney Channel's New Year Eve Sing-Along Bowl-Athon with her "Hannah Montana" co-star Jason Earles.
She says the person she admires most is her mother, Tish.
She had to have braces put on her teeth in early 2006, but because the dentist's was able to hide them by putting on the other side of her teeth, no one notices them.
She will be singing at "Radio Disney's Totally 10 Birthday Concert" in Anaheim, Ca on July 22nd.
She was invited to appear as Hannah Montana at the 80th annual "Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade". She rode on the "Build-A-Bear" float and sang her song, "The Best of Both Worlds". The day was extra special for her as it was also her fourteenth birthday.
Since she no longer goes to regular school due to the hectic schedule for "Hannah Montana", she is tutored on the set. She is in the 9th grade and she says that the school subjects she likes the most are math & creative writing.
She became good friends with her co-stars, Emily Osment (Lilly)& Michel Musso (Oliver), when they met on the set of "Hannah Montana". They all text message each other when they're on stage & they use the three-way calling to talk when they are at home.
As Hannah Montana
Hannah Montana Soundtrack (2006)
Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus (2007)
Disney Channel Holiday (2007)
Hannah Montana 2: Non Stop Dance Party Remixes (2008)
Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: The Best of Both Worlds Concert (2008)
Hannah Montana: The Movie Soundtrack (2009)
Hannah Montana 3 Soundtrack (2009)
Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus (2007)
Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: The Best of Both Worlds Concert (2008)
Breakout Platinum Edition
Hannah Montana: The Movie Soundtrack (2009)
Wanna Be Your Joe (2006) with Billy Ray Cyrus
Country Sings Disney (2008) with Billy Ray Cyrus
Stand Up to Cancer (2008) with various singers
Bolt Soundtrack (2008) with Billy Ray Cyrus
Lines, Vines, and Trying Times (2009) with the
She has naturally curly brown hair.
She has pierced ears.
She was bitten by the acting bug on the set of her father's show "Doc".
She had to leave almost all of her pets with her grandmother when she moved to Los Angeles. However, she was able to bring her dog, Loco with her.
Some of Miley's hobbies are dancing, cheerleading, singing, shopping, playing the guitar and writing music.
She has signed with Hollywood Records for a four-album record deal. Hollywood Records is also the recording label for Hilary Duff's music.
She has already written over 100 songs, some featured in the new show "Hannah Montana".
Has a younger brother named Braison Cyrus.
Has an older half-brother named Trace Cyrus.
Has an older half-brother on her father's side named Christopher Cody Cyrus.
Has an older half-sister named Brandi Cyrus.
She is 5 feet, 5 inches tall.
She has blue eyes.
Music videos she has appeared in (as Hannah Montana): "The Best of Both Worlds", "Who Said?", "This Is The Life", "Pumpin' Up The Party"
"Nobody's Perfect", "Make Some Noise", "True Friend" and "Rockstar".
Music videos she has appeared in (as herself): "Start All Over", "7 Things" and "Fly On The Wall".
The first song Miley ever wrote was about her love for Dream Street singer Jesse McCartney. She finally got to meet her long time crush when he made a guest appearance on "Hannah Montana", Miley showed him the song and Jesse thought that the tune was cute.
Has a younger sister named Noah Lindsey Cyrus.
She got to meet Judge Judy once at an event. Since she's such a big fan of Judge Judy, she was extremely nervous. She had no idea if the judge liked meeting her fans or if she would be bothered. When they were introduced, Judge Judy was happy to meet her and surprised Miley by saying how much her grandchildren loved the show "Hannah Montana".
Her "Hannah Montana" co-star Emily Osment is a talented knitter and taught Miley how to knit while they were on the set.
Miley: (Apologizing for appearing in a controversial photo of her posing with slanted eyes) I really wanted to stress how sorry I am if the photo of me with my friends offended anyone. I have learned a valuable lesson from this and know that sometimes my actions can be unintentionally hurtful. I know everything is a part of God's ultimate plan, and mistakes happen so that eventually I will become the woman he aspires me to be.
Miley: This may sound weird coming from a teenager, but I like when my dad gets a little frustrated with me or a little upset with me. There aren't a lot of dads like that in this business. Most parents with kids in the business are like "Go free, do what you want". My parents never wanted me to go all Hollywood. My mom's dad died when she was 18, and if anything ever happened to one of my parents, I'd want them to go knowing that I made them proud.
Miley: (About Hannah Montana) I am fully committed to Hannah Montana. It's what gave me this amazing opportunity to reach out to so many people. I'm really excited about our new season. We are making great new episodes that I can't wait for our fans to see and I'm looking forward to the "Hannah Montana" movie that will be out in the spring.
Miley: (About dating at 15) I am too much to handle right now, with all my traveling, and cameras following me everywhere. It's not an ideal situation to be dating anyone. I have guys who are good friends, but I kind of like to be the girl that nobody can get. It's a lot more attractive to be the girl where guys say, "Hey, she's cool. I'd like to be with her".
Miley: (On the false stories printed about her) There have been all kinds of crazy, false stories. I've had pregnancy rumors, I've been getting married, I've been moving away from my parents... My mom was like, "When are you going to tell me about this?".
Miley: (about her highly controversial "Vanity Fair" photo shoot in 2008) I feel so embarrassed. I hope my fans understand that along the way, I am going to make mistakes, and I am not perfect. I never intended for any of this to happen, and I am truly sorry if I have disappointed anyone.
Miley: It's cool to know people support you!
Miley: (about her upcoming memoir) I am so excited to let fans in on how important my relationship with my family is to me. I hope to motivate mothers and daughters to build lifetimes of memories together and inspire kids around the world to live their dreams.
Miley: I'm more of a casual type of chick, so I usually just wear my favorite jeans when I go out.
Miley: I probably have an earlier curfew than anyone. My mom wants to keep me really safe and my dad's not overly protective, but he's a dad no matter what.
Miley: (About making people happy) There are so many people that have come up to me during our shows and tell me: "The hour that we are watching your show is the hour that my kids are happiest and are smiling, they are laughing," and that is what I long to do.
Miley: Some people don't have a family to fall back on, like I have, and that's when something greater than even that comes in and that's faith and that's what I have for me. That's what keeps me strong.
Miley: I need more friends. It's kind of like my quest right now just to have more true friends.
Miley: I do love meeting fans, but sometimes, when I look horrible and see people, I'm like, "Oh no, they're going to be scarred for life. They're never going to look at me the same way!" But it's still fun meeting new people.
Miley: I've got high standards when it comes to boys. As my dad says, all girls should! I'm from the South--Tennessee, to be exact--and down there, we're all about southern hospitality. I know that if I like a guy, he better be nice, and above all, my dad has to approve of him!
Miley: It's a long ride to the top, but it's only a short ride down, so it makes me very nervous. I'm like, "Oh my gosh, am I doing enough? Do people still like my music?" I get really stressed out over that.
Miley: I'm not letting any stupid decisions get in my way. I want to be a role model, letting girls know that they can follow their dreams.
Miley: In general, I like guys who are musicians or into music like I am. I need a guy who's calmer than i am because I'm hyper and my mom tells me I need one who has a T-Mobile cell plan, like mine, so my phone bill won't be outrageous.
Miley: My dad says I could sing before I could talk, if that's possible. I was always humming and things like that.
Miley: As soon as I read the script (For Hannah Montana), I knew it kinda related to me. I wanted to disguise myself as not some celebrity's daughter, just be me and find people that like me for me.
Miley: If you believe in yourself anything is possible.
Miley: (Faith is) the main thing. That's kind of why I'm like here in Hollywood: to be like a light, a testimony to say God can take someone from Nashville and make me this, but it's his will that made this happen.
Miley: I've always loved singing, and I've always loved acting and dancing. Getting this opportunity with Disney (the role of Hannah Montana), I get to do it all. They let you do everything you love.
Miley: It's been an insane year. I watched my dad doing this my whole life, and then it was my turn to step up to the plate and follow in his footsteps. It's been my dream to sing, but I also thought it would be cool to act and get to be someone else. Having this amazing role of Hannah Montana, where I get to sing and act, has been really fun.
(On her dad)
Miley: I think my dad is a lot cooler than other dads. He still acts like he's still 17.
(When asked which character is more fun to play, Miley Stewart or Hannah Montana)
Miley: I have more fun playing Hannah, because I like to sing and dress up.
Miley: My dad and I talk all the time about the important stuff in my life. He and my mom know how much I appreciate them and our relationship is good because we spend time together. I am happy to be a part of this day to help other kids feel the same way.
Miley: Sometimes I'll be punky, the next day I'll be preppy. Every day after work, my mom and I go shopping. My dad is about to kill me. I say, "We need it, daddy!".
Miley: I'll be out with my friends and be recognized, and little girls will ask me for my autograph. It is so much fun living out your dream. It (Her show "Hannah Montana") totally reflects me 100%.
Miley: (About her character) I think Hannah gets nervous just like any other person would. She's like a dork, personally. She's just really, really fun.
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