Where’s Miley Cyrus Been?
The star, who is turning 19, may be keeping a low profile, but she has been busy.
Miley Cyrus used to be the teen queen. Between “Hannah Montana” and an extremely successful music career, Miley was on top of the world — and not a day went by where we didn’t see a photo or a headline about the Disney darling. But in the past year, the “Party in the U.S.A.” singer has kept a rather low profile. Why isn’t she ever photographed on the red carpet anymore, or shopping at Urban Outfitters? In honor of her 19th birthday, let’s take a look back at what Miley’s been up to.
The tough times for Miley began when her parents — Billy Ray and Tish — announced they were divorcing in October 2010. Upset by her parents’ split, Miley started acting out, wearing skimpy clothing and partying a lot. Despite her family angst, Miley put on a good show for her European fans at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Madrid, Spain.
Fortunately, Miley’s parents announced they were no longer getting divorced in March, and after her films wrapped, Miley shifted gears and in April kicked off her Gypsy Heart Tour in South America. But in between gigs, the singer managed to fit in a little fun in the sun along the beaches of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She also got her sixth tattoo! While the tattoo artist couldn’t reveal exactly what he inked on her right wrist, he did share that Miley asked him to design something that would remind her of a “safe place.”
A red hot Miley then took her show Down Under! In June, she kicked off the Australian leg of her tour in front of 13,000 fans — including her Aussie boyfriend Liam Hemsworth — at the Brisbane Entertainment Center.
But during her concert in Melbourne, Miley got a little freaked out when an excited fan ran across the stage during her performance of “The Climb” and tackled her. “I’ve never been so thankful for my crazy fans,” the ever professional Miley joked upon returning to the stage to finish her set.
When she returned to the U.S., Miley got back to chillin’ with her boyfriend Liam, whose career is booming. Not only is the 21-year-old actor starring in the widely-anticipated “The Hunger Games,” but he’s also landed roles in “The Expendables 2” and “Arabian Nights.”
In August, Miley did come out of hiding to serve as a presenter at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in a “wild” Roberto Cavalli dress. We’ve missed her on the red carpet this year!
A couple of months later, Miley was all smiles after making her second trip to Haiti with the Starkey Hearing Foundation. The singer helped distribute hearing aids to more than 400 Haitians. “After I went on my first mission to Haiti with the Starkey Hearing Foundation, I felt so drawn to helping others hear for the first time and immediately wanted to look for another chance to go back and help again,” Miley said in a statement. “This second mission to Haiti was just as impactful to me as the first one. I grew up around music and couldn’t imagine what it would be like for my siblings and me, if we couldn’t hear the magic of music. It’s had such an influence on my life, that I just want everyone to enjoy sound as it was intended.”
A little over a week later, Miley was back in La La Land shopping for pillows with her mom Tish. We presume she was decorating her new $3.9 million home in Studio City, California. The 5,173-square-foot house reportedly has five bedrooms, seven baths, and 10 parking spaces!
When she’s not nesting, Miley’s also been spending lots of quality time with her main squeeze Liam. Although her dad Billy Ray announced in July that she’d be working on a fourth studio album, Miley’s clearly taking a break. But we guess she deserves one since she’s been working since age 12. Do you think the former “Hannah Montana” star will rise again in 2012? Or has she been dethroned by Selena Gomez?