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Born on November 23, 1992 as Destiny Hope Cyrus, her lively personality soon changed her name to Miley at home. Her father, country star and actor Billy Ray Cyrus, nicknamed her "Miley" because she is "always full of smiles". Disney Channel fans got to knows her as Miley Cyrus, the star of Disney's original show: Hannah Montana, where Miley plays a regular girl called Miley Stewart who has a secret double life as the biggest singing star of TV. After a couple Hannah Montana seasons, a hit headliner tour, a few #1 albums as Hannah Montana and herself(miley), and a #1 movie, it's not just Disney fans, but the whole world who knows her name. She made "Miley" her legal name in 2008, changing her name to Miley Ray Cyrus.

 

It took a lot for this 13-year-old to earn the role of Disney's new TV star. "All this hard work I've done my entire life is about to pay off,"  She recalls endless audition callbacks, that started with 1000 girls, and the dedication she's put into singing and acting for years.  Production on the fourth and final season of Hannah Montana began in January 2010. The year 2010 also saw Miley starring in the movie “The Last Song,” which was released on March 31, 2010. The film made more than $88 million at the worldwide box office, marking the actress' successful transition to more adult roles. She began her venture into film by providing the voice of "Penny" in the animated film Bolt (2008).

 

Miley earned a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song for her performance of Bolt's theme song, "I Thought I Lost You". She began to develop an adult image in 2009 with the release of The Time of Our Lives (2009), an extended play which presented a more mainstream pop sound, and by filming The Last Song (2010). A studio album titled Can't Be Tamed was released in 2010 and presents a new dance-pop sound. Cyrus ranked number thirteen on Forbes' 2010 Celebrity 100. Miley's next music project will start this summer (2011) when she will be recording music for her new 2012 album.