In Photos: The evolution of Miley Cyrus

She’s been on stages and in front of the camera for much of her life, and Miley Cyrus is showing no sign of slowing down any time soon.

From Disney princess to controversy queen, the world can’t seem to get enough of country star Billy Ray Cyrus’s daughter, whose most recent incarnation includes barely-there bleached eyebrows.

To celebrate her 21st birthday, we look back on the Bangerz singer’s life, a series of drastic transformations that culminated in this past year’s dramatic hairstyle, ubiquitous tongue, VMAs teddy fest and so much more!

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She's lived the dream of many teenage girls having achieved fame, prestige, and worldwide praise at a very young age but Miley Cyrus isn't a flash in the pan ready to disappear into the history books. As the adolescent queen turns 18, we look back at her childhood success and follow her path as she relaunches herself with a more grown-up look and style and gets ready to take on the world. Certain that she would achieve great things, Miley’s parents – country music sensation Billy Ray Cyrus and mother Leticia – named their daughter Destiny Hope when she was born on November 23, 1992. Due to her cheerful disposition, her father nicknamed her “smiley” which later was shortened to Miley

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