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Miley's godmother is Dolly Parton.
Miley's nickname was "Smiley," because she smiled so much as a kid. The nickname later morphed into "Miley." Miley Cyrus attended church regularly and wore a purity ring. She moved to Hollywood in 2005.
At the age of 12, Miley landed her famous role on "Hannah Montana." While on the show, Miley Cyrus enrolled at Options for Youth Charter Schools and had an onset tutor.
"Hannah Montana" became a huge hit for the Disney Channel. Miley Cyrus became the first artist to have deals in television, film, consumer products and music within the Walt Disney Company. Not only did Miley Cyrus act, but she also released a single, followed by an album and a tour. A Ticketmaster official said, ".there hasn't been a demand of this level or intensity since 'The Beatles' or Elvis."
Miley Cyrus' television show spawned feature films, including a concert film as well as another Wonder World Tour. Other roles include the film "The Last Song," hosting "Saturday Night Live," and the sitcom "Two and a Half Men."
In 2008, Parade magazine reported Miley Cyrus was the richest teenage celebrity. In 2009, at the age of 16, she became the youngest artist to have four number one albums on the chart. Miley has a tattoo under her heart that reads, "Just Breathe."
Miley Cyrus said of her pole dancing "incident" at the Teen Choice Awards, "People like controversy because that's what sells. My job is to be a role model, and that's what I want to do, but my job isn't to be a parent. My job isn't to tell your kids how to act or how not to act, because I'm still figuring that out for myself. So to take that away from me is a bit selfish. Your kids are going to make mistakes whether I do or not. That's just life" (harpersbazaar.com).
Miley Cyrus said of men to land a date with her, "He better turn that charm on really quick. I'm from the south, so it's like southern hospitality.turning on the charm without being fake is really important. They have to be a gentleman. My dad is like 'that boy is really nice.' He has to be a nice guy" (seventeen.com).
Miley Cyrus lives in Toluca Lake, California.