Miley Cyrus has grown up before our very eyes since her spunky youth on Disney’s Hannah Montana. She has gone through a bit of a rebelli...
Miley Cyrus has grown up before our very eyes since her spunky youth on Disney’s Hannah Montana. She has gone through a bit of a rebellious stage, publicly proclaiming her partying behavior and wearing outfits on national TV that may make your grandmother gasp. Her 2014 Bangerz tour received rave reviews and put her music, style and personality in the spotlight. She rocked the EOS Pomegranate Raspberry Smooth Sphere lip balm in a music video, made the basketball jersey a popular staple of college-age girls’ wardrobes and gave a whole new meaning to the teddy bear after her VMA twerking performance. It seemed like overnight she made it popular to stick out your tongue and girls are still taking selfies with their tongues out.
Miley has evolved though. She is an accomplished singer, songwriter and actress, but also takes the time to advocate for social causes important to her like LBGQT rights and Planned Parenthood. She’s known for being one of the most philanthropic stars, donating to AIDS research, starting a charity for homeless youth and once designating her birthday party as a fundraiser for a dog rescue organization.
So what’s Miley up to these days? Well, as mentor on The Voice, she’s coaching aspiring, new talent. She encourages these young hopefuls to dig deep, find their inspiration and be themselves. There is no questioning Miley’s musical talent and star quality, but show contestants appear to be equally attracted to Miley’s uniqueness and edgy side. In her funky outfits that sometimes resemble a farmer’s market flower cart, she is a “take me as I am” young woman, and this attitude is appealing to both millennials and middle age adults alike.
She complements the other judges well, adding a little more twang alongside Blake Shelton, providing feminist solidarity with Alicia Keyes, and dishing up the perfect amount of banter with Adam Levine. But, Miley is on The Voice to win. She’s taking her role seriously and has proclaimed that victory will be hers.
So in the coming weeks, we are sure to be treated to Miley’s signature style and witty comebacks. We will likely hear her belt out a song or two, and we will definitely witness her coaching, encouraging and instilling her words of wisdom upon the contestants who make up her team. And, as for victory in her debut as a coach? Go get ‘em, Miley!