Who hasn’t loved Miley Cyrus during at least some part of her rise to fame? Back in her Hannah Montana days she was loved by teens and parents, and was seen as one of the biggest child stars Disney ever saw. Then she went on to become one of the wildest, hottest sex symbols of pop culture.
First, Miley conquered Disney fame and soon grew into an adult, who couldn’t be tamed. Then came the 2013 VMAs and Bangerz! Miley’s shock factor soared through the roof with just one twerking performance! In fact, she became so wild, so fast, that it seemed like she skipped a few steps in between. It’s actually hard to find tame photos of adult Miley Cyrus since her image changed so fast! The bad girl game is hot, and it did skyrocket her career as an adult, but sometimes Miley is even hotter without her tongue hanging out.
Actually, she can be way hotter without all the twerking, gyrating and sucking. They’re rare, but here are a few good photos that were found in between the shocking moments. Some that are both sexy and serene. Enjoy 15 photos of Miley Cyrus being tame, but still hot AF!
15. A Dip in the Pool
This photo was taken when Miley was in Miami with her BFF/assistant Cheyne Thomas. The couple appeared to be seriously close at some points during their vacation in 2012. It has been rumored that there was a little more between the two besides a mere BFF/employee relationship. In this pic however, Miley looked quite tame as she stepped out of the pool. Not only that, but she also looked hot AF in her bikini!
It’s obvious that the bad girl image brought Miley’s career to a whole new level, but it’s also safe to say she was beautiful anyway. This image was before she cut her good girl hair, and way before the twerking. Although, Miley did have some controversial moments around this time frame. This was just before the nude bathtub photos meant for Liam Hemsworth were leaked, and after the bong smoking photos surfaced.
14. Miley Being Miley
This photo is a rare example of the milder side of Miley being Miley. You can see the attitude written on her face, yet her tongue isn’t out yet, and she’s not twerking. At least not at that moment! This was one of a few that were taken at the studio of famed photographer, Terry Richardson. There were a string of candid shots taken that day, but this was the tame one.
There were a variety of other shots that I’m betting you would love to see. Miley twerking upside down against a wall! Miley with what appears to be only big rimmed black glasses on, with her legendary tongue out. Hell, in one she even gives the world not one, but two middle fingers. In a few she is wearing jeans and a tied t-shirt, while grabbing herself. Sorry for the tease however, you’ve really got to admit that Miley, just being Miley is still hot AF in some short shorts and an oversized sweatshirt!
13. Daisy Dukes
If anyone could look hot in the garage, it would have to be Miley! Just look at her sweet face, gorgeous smile, and smokin’ body! Who said a girl had to be in a bikini or less to be a car model? An even better question would be, does Miley really need to be wild to look hot? Most definitely not from the look of this photo. She posted it on Twitter in 2012, when she was just 19.
This was after Miley had cut her hair just a little, but before she had whacked it all off. She looks both sweet and stunning as she cracks a small smile. No tongue out or wildness displayed here. Just a cute pick of Miley by an old car. Her shirt is see-through and her daisy dukes are awfully short, although she still leaves plenty to imagine. Most times she doesn’t leave anything to wonder about at all!
12. Provocative, But Relatively Tame
I guess you could say that Miley’s appearance in the music video for 23 by Mike Will Made-It was the beginning of the end for the tame Miley. It’s true that she had progressed from being tame long before, but this is about where the twerking began. Not that Miley twerking is a bad thing!
Miley looks seriously hot in this jersey outfit, but it’s still a lot more clothing than she has worn in many of her concerts since. Here she is showing just enough without showing it all, and the look over her shoulder says plenty. She’s about to twerk and you know it! Miley hadn’t yet shocked us with her legendary VMA performance, but it wasn’t long after this music video was released. It was a little shocking to see, but still tame considering what was coming with Robin Thicke!
11. Glamour Girl
In a way this was Miley’s coming of age cover shoot and article done with Marie Claire, after she had just turned 18. Also, she had just gone through the whole bong photos ordeal (the bong she had been smoking out of was salvia, not weed). However, Miley did feel inclined to apologize for her actions. She apologized not because it wasn’t something that any kid her age might do, but because she was a role model. This may not seem like the hottest thing in the world for some, but it was an entirely mature thing to do. This also showed a tame side of her that’s rare to see these days. Along with the apology came some glamorous, but still hot AF photos!
10. Elegant Miley
In 2015, Miley Cyrus arrived to attend the Tom Ford Autumn/Winter 2015 Womenswear Collection Presentation looking very elegant, yet smokin’ hot! Everything about her look that night was toned down from the wild, party chick that we’ve all grown accustomed to seeing. In fact, she appears downright tame. Cyrus’ makeup is lighter than usual giving her a slight glow. Her hair is brushed down smooth instead of kinky and out of control. The dress is super elegant, but still super sexy!
It would be hard to imagine Miley sticking out her tongue, twerking, or gyrating in that dress! The dress is see-through with a bodysuit underneath, which shows off Cyrus’ long stems.
9. Can’t Be Tamed
This photo is from Miley Cyrus’ album cover for Can’t Be Tamed. She was still a few months from turning eighteen when it was released. You can tell she was trying to shake the Hannah Montana image, but she wasn’t quite there yet! Nobody was ready to accept the new Miley, who was attempting to trade the Disney look for what would eventually become a tongue flicking, twerking musical artist. Still, you can already see the fierce look in her eyes.
There were no dates for North America on the Gypsy Heart Tour that followed. Miley later claimed it was due to the criticism she faced because of her changing image. This was after the bong smoking video and some other risque photos that were hacked, while she was still underage (this time they were meant for Nick Jonas). Cyrus ended up taking a break from music and focused on acting, for a little while, but came back as the hot Miley we know now.
8. Dime Piece
Miley can be wild, beautiful, tame, or just plain hot AF! Whatever look she has, there is no denying that she is a definitely a dime! I don’t care if her crop top hoodie is talking about the retail store. It’s notably just stating the obvious, which is that the woman wearing it is no less than a ten. The yoga pants match and go with her top nicely as well.
I can’t say where Cyrus was headed on this particular day. Perhaps, she is leaving the gym or making a quick run out to the store. Either way this is a candid photo and she appears to be avoiding the sun, or maybe she is just being discrete.
7. Back to Nature
Miley out hiking in 2015! Could she do anything tamer or hotter than that? She is wearing a sports bra and what appears to be some baggy low-cut, cutoff jogging pants. Her abs look amazing and it’s apparent that she has no makeup on, but does she even need it? Nope. There aren’t many stars who look this hot without it.
This was leading up to the 2015 VMAs where she came out covered in psychedelic colors, with glitter and latex that left little to the imagination. She performed her new song Do It from her album Miley Cyrus and her Dead Petz. Plus, Nicki Minaj called Miley a b*tch. It was over some comments Cyrus had made the previous week in the New York Times. Btw, Miley also posted a topless selfie on Instagram, just a few days before this hike! Talk about a tame moment in an otherwise wild month!
6. Yoga In Lace
This photo of Miley is one out of many, from a shoot with Brian Bowen Smith. It was taken in 2011, just after Miley’s eighteenth birthday. I’m not sure if this is ballet or yoga, but Miley sure is flexible either way. The lace leotard gives her a hot look, but she also looks peaceful and serene. She still has her long beautiful locks.
Cyrus was struggling with becoming an adult then. All of her youthful controversy was smacking her in her face, while she was just going through average things that most young adults don’t get taunted for. However, it might have been this big push of people nagging at her, that made her come back later with more force.
5. Looking At You
In 2015, Miley Cyrus did another cover shoot and interview with Marie Claire. If anything came out of this particular interview, it’s that Miley personality while being candid is totally infectious! She has these gorgeous blue eyes that are impossible to look away from.
Miley spoke with Marie Claire about how being on Hannah Montana hurt her self-image. She discussed how it was always about how a pop star is supposed to look. Cyrus couldn’t be who she really was when she was on the show. When you think about being locked in an image like that, it makes it all the more obvious why she wants to just be herself. Miley can stick her tongue out, twerk, and do nude concerts all she wants. It’s one of the things we love about her. We love her for her antics, but she’s hot with or without.
4. Gypsy Heart Tour
This is 18-year-old Miley Cyrus on her Gypsy Heart tour! She was just breaking out of the Disney image, but wasn’t quite accepted by her old fans or new. Miley had just released Can’t Be Tamed the year before. Boy! She wasn’t kidding around with that title, now was she?
A couple of years later she was riding into concerts on inflatable, well you know… Anyway, the point is that she hadn’t twerked yet! She hadn’t gyrated on a stage or used a big foam finger to leave the impression that she was doing things to herself. Miley was simply Miley.
3. Back In The Pool
In 2013, Miley had a super fun weekend in Vegas! The sexy singer was fresh off of her Wrecking Ball performance at the iHeart Radio Music Festival. Miley and Liam had recently split and maybe all she needed was a tame, low key vacation, which included some furry friends. This photo is only one from the trip, but in others Miley was enjoying the company of a monkey from a Vegas show named Don. Yes, you heard that right! Her date was a monkey!
In the picture above however, Miley is soaking in the pool. She is wearing a bikini, which is pretty tame when it comes to her. There have been plenty of photos where she opted to go nude in a pool instead. She’s looking back at the water as if the sight of it is drawing her closer, or maybe she is just wondering if she should go out for a swim.
2. Saturday Night Live
This is a rare photo of a tame, but hot Miley Cyrus taken as a promo for when she appeared on Saturday Night Live! This was back in 2011 and Cyrus still had her shiny long locks. She looks stunning with light shades of makeup on and no tongue in sight. It appears as if Miley might be looking down at her own cleavage, before she started showing it all.
Back then that was a secret that had yet to be seen. Unless you count the scandalous hacks. Miley had not twerked yet, although she still looked awesome. All of this and without showing anything. The sparkle of her eyes and the softness of her skin is enough. One thing that has always made Miley so hot, was the beauty that she has always had within. That sensuous smile and infectious laugh. Her personality while mellow is still hot AF!
1. The Wrecking Ball
Miley Cyrus might have shocked us all when she performed at the infamous 2013 VMAs, but the shock value did nothing except catapult her career. Miley’s name was on everyone’s lips and social media went into a frenzy. However, it was still the music video for Wrecking Ball that sealed the deal. Miley was definitely all grown up and the tame moments from here on out were few and far between.
Miley has claimed that Bangerz was based largely on her relationship with Liam Hemsworth. Although, it seems appropriate for Miley in other ways too because she came in like a wrecking ball and broke records. That video was viewed over 19 million times and that’s just counting the first day of release! This photo of Miley swinging on the wrecking ball isn’t so rare, but it’s pretty tame when you consider the part where she was swinging on it nude.
Miley Cyrus is funny, gorgeous and smart. She loves getting our attention using any means necessary. Twerking, tongue flapping, gyrating and of course, her intimacy props. We love her wild side too, but chill Miley is still hot AF!