At the Beach with Liam in Hawaii (December 29th, 2011)
Grabbing Ice Cream in Hawaii (December 29th, 2011)
ven though we chose Justin Bieber for the top spot, he was narrowly edged out by Miley when fans took to our poll!
The readers have spoken: HollywoodLifers have voted Miley Cyrus the top role model of 2011!
Although she had a few bumps in the road in 2011, Miley beat her buddy Justin Bieber with 36.68% of the vote.
Miley, 19, is an obvious choice. She has an incredible work ethic, a stable relationship with her man Liam Hemsworth, a huge devotion to fans and an ability to admit that she’s human and makes mistakes. We find her to absolutely be the most relatable star, and whether she’s hanging out with her family or hitting the red carpet, her strength and grace is admirable. Furthermore, her devotion to charity and refusal to conform to traditional body images is unparalleled. She’s an incredible advocate and absolutely deserves the honor. Congrats, Miley!
Miley Cyrus will attend Celebrity Fight Night XVIII on March 24 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix. Scheduled entertainers include Reba McEntire, Lionel Richie, Jackie Evancho, Miley Cyrus and Sinbad.
& Organizers are giving people the opportunity to win a pair of Silver seats worth $3,000 by entering the ‘Name That Celebrity’ contest through Sunday. To play, go to celebrityfightnight.org. For information about contest or to purchase tickets, call 6029561121. Tickets range from $1,500 to $5,000.
Miley Cyrus’ criticism of Rick Santorum’s opposition to gay marriage has been named one of the top celebrity politics moments of 2011.
“Washington likes to criticize Hollywood for spreading violence and immorality. Hollywood likes to return the fire. Here’s a look at some memorable instances of celebrities getting political in 2011,” POLITICO.com editors wrote in compiling their list.
Referring to Santorum’s 2003 remarks in which he likened gay unions to “man on dog,” the 19-year-old Cyrus tweeted to her more than 1 million followers in May that Urban Outfitters had donated to Santorum’s previous campaigns. “’IF WE ALLOW GAY MARRIAGE NEXT THING U KNOW PEOPLE WILL BE MARRYING GOLD FISH’ – Rick Santorum UO contributed $13,000 to this mans campaign.”
When messaged back, “@MileyCyrus what happened to that Christian girl from TN with descent moral values and a lot of heart?” the teen pop sensation responded, “what an ignorant statement. I don’t have ‘alot of heart’ cuz im not gonna be a closed minded hypocrite? LOVE IS LOVE. GOD IS LOVE.”
During an appearance on the Chris Stigall Show, the former Pennsylvania senator feigned concern over Cyrus’ opinion: “When she came out against me, we actually had a family meeting and decided whether I can continue on in this process and, you know, we had to talk to the kids and it was difficult. But we’re actually holding out — we still think we might get Lindsay Lohan. And with that, you know, we can continue. We’re waiting.”
“You lost the Hannah Montana vote but you’re hoping to pick up the Mean Girls vote,” Stigall joked.
Born: November 23, 1992
Famous since: 2006
Connections: Daughter of the formerly mulleted one-hit-wonder Billy Ray Cyrus, ex-girlfriend of teen heartthrob Nick Jonas, close friend of Demi Lovato.
Known for: Cyrus rose to stardom as the lead on the Disney Channel original series Hannah Montana, but became even more famous thanks to some duckface MySpace photos, cleverly edited YouTube videos, and a little song called “Party in the U.S.A.” She’s basically a national hero.
Talent quotient: Miley’s got a fairly impressive set of pipes, even if she sounds a little like she’s been on a diet of cigarettes and whiskey for a few years now. Unfortunately, audiences might be a little too distracted by the clothes she isn’t wearing to notice.
Cyrus’ post-Disney ventures into Big Kid acting projects – like the maudlin romance The Last Song – haven’t won her too much acclaim: The New York Times’ A.O. Scott sniped, “Acting, for the moment at least, seems almost entirely beyond her. Most of the time she seems to be mugging for the camera, play-acting rather than exploring the motives and feelings of her character.”
But she’s really good at posing for pictures!
Scandal quotient: If there’s anyone who knows damage control, it’s Miley. She’s weathered inappropriate photo scandals, onstage stripper pole scandals, “lesbian kiss” scandals, bong scandals, and even Bob Marley cake scandals. And she’s apologized for about half of them.
Projects in 2012: Miley has two movies coming out next year, starting with LOL, an English-language remake of a French film about a teenager who loses her virginity, smokes pot, drinks like a fish and wants to get rid of her goody-two-shoes image (ahem). Family-friendly fare! Miley has also lent her startlingly gruff voice to the upcoming animated film Hotel Transylvania. It’s unclear whether she has any plans to record another full-length album, given how poorly her last “grown up” effort was received stateside.
Our Call: At this point, Cyrus’ future success is entirely contingent on whether she can convince audiences to take her seriously as an actress. It’s clear that she has no interest in being a clean teen pop act anymore, and that’s fine, given she’ll enter her twenties in a matter of months. But if she actually wants to find post-Hannah Montana success, she’s going to have to be very selective with future material – and convince studio-types that she’s got the chops for those watershed roles.