Oh, Miley Cyrus. She’s, uh… she’s had quite a career for being only 24 years old. Yes, Miley Cyrus is only 24 years old, though she’s been in the spotlight for over a decade now. In that time, she has reinvented herself several times, sometimes for the better and sometimes for the much, much worse. And, by much worse, I’m clearly talking about her performance at the 2013 MTV VMAs because that was, um, very special. You know what I'm talking about - the time she twerked on Robin Thicke and the whole world was like, "WTF happened to Miley?"
What happened to Miley is that she grew up in the public eye, which is an incredibly difficult thing to do. No celebrity who grows up in the public eye gets through it without having some damning phases. I mean, Britney Spears had 2007. Lindsay Lohan blew her entire life up. Though the Olsen twins may have done a better job than most, even Mary-Kate Olsen publicly battled an eating disorder and was weirdly connected to Heath Ledger’s tragic death. What I’m saying is that Miley Cyrus’ phases – good, bad, and ugly – are all a normal part of growing up in the public eye... yes, even the twerking was a normal part of growing up in the public eye.
Well, it seems the days of the 2013 MTV VMAs are behind us because below are 15 seriously hot photos of Miley Cyrus that were taken recently. Rejoice, guys! Miley Cyrus is back to looking so very hot and I think, I THINK she might be done with her twerking days.
13 Red Hot On The Beach
Here’s the thing, even when Miley Cyrus was twerking at that ill-fated VMA performance, she still had a rockin’ bod. Case in point: the above photo. Miley Cyrus looks great, amazing even. While Miley would be considered thin by all definitions of that word, she’s not scary-thin like some women are in Hollywood. Instead, she still had meat on her body. Her body is also curvy and athletic. I mean, she seriously has a perfect body, right?
Miley maintains her body though a strict vegan diet. Girlfriend is not down for eating meat and heavily speaks out against it on her social media platforms. Whether you’re into eating meat or not, you have to admit that Miley’s body is certainly a selling point for the vegan lifestyle.
12 Smokin' Hot For Billboard Magazine
Miley Cyrus’ very recent Billboard cover story is what got our attention, mostly because she’s looking so very vintage Miley in it - fresh-faced, southern, and lively. The above photo is from the magazine story, and I think we can all agree Miley looks mega hot. First of all, she’s showing the right amount of skin so there’s not unfortunate VMA vibes here. Though her shorts are cut to reveal a lot of leg, they are high-rise. Basically, Miley is the right amount of sexy, while also leaving something to the imagination. Sure, the fact that Miley’s rocking pigtails and she’s on a kid’s toy makes us feel kind of weird, but she’s still really hot. Also, the open field and the bandana around her neck evoke those southern roots that make Miley so darn likeable.
All in all, Billboard’s spread, which features photos similar to this, was a great step forward for Miley Cyrus’ new look.
11 Miley Loves Going On Hikes
Miley Cyrus also goes on hikes to keep her slim physique. And we can all be thankful for Miley's hikes because girlfriend looks HOT in her red shorts and sports bra. Like I said, Miley Cyrus had a seriously hot bod and that’s the truth. I mean, it's easy to have a hot body when you're 24 years old but we still got to give her some credit.
Since the 2013 VMAs, one of the major changes in Miley’s brand is that she's been so very open about her love affair with weed. She's been, like, really open about her love of getting stoned, often wearing pot leafs on her clothing or posting videos of her smoking weed on social media. Considering the fact that Miley was once a Disney star, it was very controversial when she first started openly smoking weed. In her Billboard interview, however, Miley explained that she hasn’t smoked weed or drank in three weeks. Miley is sober, y'all. Will this new found sobriety stick or was this just because she was recording new songs? This is definitely a case of "only time will tell."
10 Miley Also Love Yoga
Miley Cyrus also loves doing yoga and looks hot doing it. Quite frankly, anyone who is doing something healthy for their body looks hot while doing it... because they're doing something for their body. (Being healthy is hot, you guys!) While Miley looks hot in this photo, I also have to say that she is a rockstar for her core strength or whatever it is that makes her able to bend her body in this way.
The recent Billboard interview talked in depth about Miley’s conflicting liberal attitude and country roots. While Miley is known for her hippie vibes, she was raised in Tennessee, which is a red state. In the interview, Miley explained how her desire to connect with the country fans played into her appearance on The Voice: “I’m down for hanging with Blake [Shelton]. I actually want to take advantage of the fact that he’s there, [because] his fans don’t really take me seriously as a country artist. One, I haven’t given them that music. But I’ve got a tattoo of Johnny Cash’s autograph that he gave me when I was a little girl that says, 'I’m in your corner.' Dolly Parton is my f*cking godmother. The fact that country music fans are scared of me, that hurts me. All the nipple pasty shit, that’s what I did because I felt it was part of my political movement, and that got me to where I am now. I’m evolving, and I surround myself with smart people that are evolved.”
9 In A See-Through Dress
See-through dresses are SUCH A THING right now. Everyone wears them, from Beyonce to Kim Kardashian to, obviously, Miley Cyrus. The thing about Miley’s see-through dress that works so well is that it is actually still feels slightly conservative. The high neckline and long sleeves make it feel kind of covered up, even though it’s basically see-through. This is actually a great look for Miley, as it’s sexy without… well, without being the 2013 VMAs.
Quite frankly, Miley Cyrus can also pull off the short hair. Yes, I know that guys generally prefer long hair, which is why every single contestant on The Bachelor is rocking extensions and every single winner always has long, beautiful locks. But, I digress. Miley has a naturally beautiful face and doesn’t need the long locks. Her short hair actually draws more attention to her features, which works for her. Her short hair is hot and so is this dress.
8 Audrey Hepburn Vibes
Speaking of Miley Cyrus’ short hair, Audrey Hepburn is known as one of the most beautiful faces to have ever lived and she mostly rocked short hair. It's true that in her most iconic role as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s she had longer hair. But, if you look at Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday, Sabrina, Wait Until Dark, and a number of other films, she’s rocking a cropped cut. That said, in this photo, Miley Cyrus is giving off some major Audrey Hepburn vibes with the shorter hair, the black clothing, and the poise. I mean, Miley looks classy AF here, right?
It’s almost hard to believe this sophisticated bird-like creature is the same one that twerked at the VMAs, but she very much is. I think one day we will all forget about Miley's twerking... one day, but not yet today.
White Hot Miley
This outfit is a little less Audrey Hepburn and a little more… um, Miley Cyrus. This is clearly more during Miley’s rebellious phase, during which she was trying to shed her Disney skin. While the white outfit is a little too revealing, one still has to admit that her body looks amazing. She has legs for days and a toned stomach. Girlfriend’s body is fire.
Can we really blame Miley Cyrus for wearing an outfit like this when her body is so hot? If I had that body, I’d be wearing nipple pasties too, girl. Okay, maybe I wouldn’t go the nipple pastie route like Miley Cyrus, because that was EXTRA, but I would totally rock this teeny, tiny white outfit. And, hey, we’ve all worn some questionable things in our youth, right? Does anyone remember wearing glitter eye shadow because I sure do, and that sh*t is 100% more embarrassing than this white outfit.
7 A Mega Miley Throwback
Let’s throw it back, guys. Like, way back. I know this article is more about Miley being hot circa now, but she looked great in her up-and-coming years too. This was the beginning of Miley trying to step away from her Hannah Montana character and establishing herself as something different. Hannah Montana, though, is the reason Miley is where she is in her career. She auditioned for the role at just 11 years old, but was told she was too young and little... because she was 11 years old, so yeah. Then, they heard Miley sing and they changed their tune because – regardless of what clothing, makeup, or hairstyle she’s rocking – Miley has a set of pipes on her that are unbelievable. The show ran from 2006 – 2011, becoming a hit and thrusting her into the teen idol role.
While on the Disney show, Miley did something dramatic – she posed topless for a Vanity Fair shoot done by Annie Leibovitz. Since she was just 15 years old at the time, this was huge controversy (even though she was covered by a blanket) but it was certainly a way to make everyone stop thinking of her as just another teen idol, right?
6 Hollywood's It Couple
This is an older photo, but I had to include it because Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth look so Old Hollywood and so perfect. It’s easy to forget that Miley Cyrus can look seriously glam because recently she's been more boho-chic and Coachella realness, but she can truly do the glam thing when she wants to. With Liam Hemsworth on her arm, the pair looked like Hollywood royalty. And, they were. They were young, hot and in love, which is basically everything American loves in a couple.
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth... WHAT A STORY. The pair met on the set of The Last Song, yet another Nicholas Sparks movie. And, they aren’t the first couple to have met on a Nicholas Sparks film, as Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling dated after filming The Notebook. Does anyone still kind of want Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams to get together? I mean, I love Eva Mendes, and so does Ryan Gosling obviously, but when co-stars love each other SO MUCH onscreen it’s easy to want them to be together in real life, like The Office’s Jim and Pam. I mean, can Jenna Fischer and John Krasinski just get together already? I know, I know they’re acting but it feels so real. And, sometimes it is real, like with Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth. But, the young couple broke up shortly after citing schedule conflicts. Don’t fret, more on their relationship in the next slide.
5 Back Together And It Feels So Good
Miley Cyrus’ look in this photo is kind of a mess, but also kind of adorable. I’m here for it. Only Miley could rock a mismatched denim jacket, jeans, and sandals and still look cute. She also has a sliver of her toned stomach peeking out, and again, I would be showing off that body if I had it.
And, back to the dramatic love story of Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth! In 2011, the pair got back together and were reportedly taking things slow. And, they managed to take things slow for, like, a day. The pair were engaged in 2012. They called off the engagement in 2013, which just so happened to be the same year Miley twerked at the VMAs. Did the breakup push Miley over the edge? Some think so.
After they split, Miley started dating Patrick Schwarzenegger (son of Arnold), but they broke up because, y’know, Hollywood couples always breakup. After that, Miley and Liam started popping up on each other’s social media accounts again, which is the biggest sign of getting back together in today’s modern times. And, this sign was right. They are back together and engaged again. Stay tuned for the next chapter of Miley and Liam: A Love Story, because I'm sure there will be plenty more chapters.
4 Miley Cyrus Can WEAR Leggings
Everyone loves women in leggings. Blah, blah, blah, leggings, leggings, leggings. Well, Miley Cyrus – like many of the hot women in Hollywood – looks good in leggings... like, really good. This should come as no surprise to you since, like I said, many of the women in Hollywood look mega hot in leggings.
The reason men love leggings is because they show off a woman’s bottom half and Miley’s bottom half is toned and curvy. I mean, we’ve seen Miley's bottom half in earlier photos of her on the beach and hiking. Her legs are basically all muscle, due to her love of yoga and her vegan diet. And, that makes me now want to be a vegan... but cheese is so good. One of the great dilemmas in life: Cheese or to have Miley’s legs? The decision is so very difficult.
Anyway, Miley looks like she’s leaving a work out and girlfriend’s body is super fit. Keep working out, Miley. And, also send me some of that will power that keeps you from eating cheese, thanks.
3 Miley Doing Yoga (Take 2)
This might be Miley’s favorite pose, as she was doing a very similar pose in the earlier yoga photo I included. But hey, she looks hot doing yoga so here's another. All I have to say is core strength, baby!
Miley is a vegan, and a yogi, and a self-proclaimed hippie, and, not surprisingly, totally against Donald Trump. During the 2016 election, Miley was very outspoken about her political beliefs, which may be why she has difficulty reaching the country music loving citizens of the United States. Miley worked hard for the democratic party, first supporting Bernie Sanders then Hillary Clinton when she won the nominee. Miley Cyrus even went from dorm room to dorm room at George Mason University endorsing Hillary Clinton. The night that Donald Trump won the election, Miley took to social media to post a tearful video in which she spoke about how deeply she believed Hillary deserved to be president. While this may have rubbed people the wrong way, Miley did finish the video saying, “And so, Donald Trump I accept you, and this hurts to say, but I even accept you as the president of the United States.”
Everyone has to admit that Miley had a classy ending to her emotional video.
2 Miley In A Hot Bikini (Part 2)
I know I already included a photo from Miley’s trip to the beach, but the thing is she looks, like, really good in this red bikini. Like, really, really good. Basically, her body is what many celebrities need to have their bodies photoshopped to achieve. Nothing against other celebrities, because imperfections are normal, but Miley’s body is actually perfect.
Also, Miley is hot minus the makeup. Again, not that I’m knocking celebrities for wearing makeup, y'know since standards for women are pretty insane, but it’s refreshing to see a fresh-faced Miley looking so beautiful without any of the makeup or outfits. Though, this isn’t the first time we’ve seen Miley sans the makeup. She’s fairly transparent via social media, posting several photos without makeup on either before going to bed or when she just woke up.
Growing up in the public eye may certainly have something to do with Miley’s willingness to give her fans 100% authenticity.
Supporting Her Little Sister Is Super Hot
In this photo, Miley – with her messy hair and rocking a t-shirt – may not look her hottest per se, but the fact that she’s supporting her little sister makes this photo really hot.
Noah Cyrus, at just 17 years old, is the younger sister of Miley. In 2016, Noah released her debut single “Make Me (Cry),” which you’ve probably heard on the radio, as it got major airtime. The music video for the song has even gotten over 70 million views on YouTube, which is pretty major. So yeah, Baby Cyrus is doing pretty well. Like her big sister, Noah Cyrus can really sing. Critics have even commented on the fact that Noah’s vocals sound much like Miley’s vocals circa 2008.
Well, we just have to give it up for Miley supporting her little sister. While Hollywood is full of siblings, it’s rare to see someone going all out for a sibling like this. Way to be, Miley Cyrus.
1 In A Dangerous Dress
Is this dress too much? I don’t know, but I do know that Miley’s body looks smokin’ hot. While her body looks great, this dress is very dangerous. Like, I don’t know how Miley managed to not have a nip slip while wearing this dress, but more power to her for keeping everything where it was supposed to be. Also, power to Miley for having the balls to rock such a daring dress. I mean, there's literally nothing in the middle of this dress... nothing. Seeing a look like this, we can all agree that the Disney vibes are gone, gone, gone.
What Miley will embrace during the next stage in her career is anyone’s guess, as we've seen her embrace some outrageous and surprising looks so far in her career. All in all, you have to hand it to Miley Cyrus' ability to reinvent herself, even if you haven't liked all of her looks. Do we always love what Miley Cyrus does? No, but it’s always entertaining.
Miley has successfully broken free of her Disney beginnings to become one of the most interesting performing artists today. We're excited to see what's next, and we're sure it'll be smokin' hot.
Sources: Billboard.com, USAtoday.com, Cosmpolitan.com