CONTROVERSIAL superstar Miley Cyrus hits Melbourne on Friday with two sides on show.
Cyrus, 21, shocked New Zealand with her performance side earlier this week with a spectacle of twerking, tongue poking, crotch grabbing, butt clenching, pelvic rolling and, gasped one reviewer, “the most bizarre and borderline obscene videos you’re likely ever to see.”
Offstage, the former Hannah Montana has a low key explorer side, and soaks up the delights of every city she visits.
In Auckland yesterday, Miley and her brother Braison sailed to an island, gobbled a plate of oysters and visited a llama farm.
Cyrus knows Melbourne and its surrounds after dating Phillip Island actor Liam Hemsworth, so her to-do list might be already drawn up, especially with her favourite meat pie with macaroni cheese still on the menu at Cape Woolamai.
Milly Gattegno, of DJ duo The Faders, a support act on Miley’s Bangerz tour, said Cyrus’s travelling roadshow is “professional with a huge crew and they are all so nice. Miley’s performance was so good and her voice was incredible.”
Miley Cyrus performs at Rod Laver Arena at 8pm on Friday.
As Miley Cyrus left Auckland on Thursday to begin her Australian tour, she left some fans with a life-long memory.
The 22-year-old popstar spent the day out and about with her brother Braison Cyrus, personal assistant Cheyne Thomas and friend Lisa Marie – but she didn’t hesitate to pose for photos with her admirers, too.
‘I can’t believe I met her,’ super fan Shannon exclaimed in one tweet after her surreal experience.
‘She was super cute and nice … I’m so happy. She’s actually f****** amazing’ she continued in another post.
Ecstatic fans like Shannon also took to social media to share their excitement and impromptu snaps with the international star.
‘Thanks heaps for the photo! Hope you enjoyed you stay in New Zealand,’ Tom Mischewski kindly wrote next to his photo.
Normally clad in leotards and barely there costumes on stage, Miley was all covered up in a loose-fitting tan-coloured knit jumper and matching trousers, which featured flecks of black and white.
The controversial star might have been attempting to go unnoticed, also wearing a bucket hat and fifties-style sunglasses.
Miley later flew on a private jet to Melbourne, where she will begin the Aussie leg of her Bangerz tour on Friday night, at Rod Laver Arena.
When the starlet took to the stage at Vector Arena in Auckland on Wednesday night, she may have been a little nippy, choosing to cover up her skimpy outfits.
The pop star paired her very high-cut orange leather swimsuit with a fluffy jacket of the same shade as she performed at the opening night of her Bangerz Tour in New Zealand.
As she took to the stage to entertain the masses, the ex-girlfriend of Australian heartthrob Liam Hemsworth also rocked a yellow skintight crop top that showed off her taut stomach.
She paired it with a pair of high-cut, high-waisted matching bottoms and also added some yellow fur to complete the look.
Known for her love of twerking and tongue wagging, The Climb singer didn’t disappoint. Gyrating and rubbing up against her backing dancers, she showed just exactly why it’s called the Bangerz tour.
The former Disney poppet also grabbed her crotch throughout as she belted out her hit tunes.
Miley will perform her Bangerz tour in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth.
The presence of controversial popstar Miley Cyrus in Auckland can only be good for Kiwi business.
Cyrus is in Auckland for a one-night-only show as part of her Bangerz tour.
The country’s tourism will benefit from Cyrus getting out and about in the city and posting New Zealand-related pictures and comments on social media.
Tourism New Zealand spokeswoman Deborah Gray said word of mouth and recommendations or endorsements from friends, family and celebrities was a “very powerful motivating factor” for people to visit New Zealand.
However, there was no way to quantify how much tourism Cyrus’s trip would bring to New Zealand, Gray said.
Celebrities posting or talking about their time in New Zealand on social media was “absolutely welcome” and was “positive messaging” for the country.
While it was difficult to quantify what effect Cyrus and other A-list celebrities like Justin Timberlake and Katy Perry would have on New Zealand’s tourism market, it could help people make the decision to travel down under.
Jesse Helt, who accepted a MTV Video Music Award on behalf of Miley Cyrus then gave a touching speech on youth homelessness, received a six-month jail sentence today for violating his probation stemming from an arrest in 2010, the Associated Press reported.
Helt, 22, accepted Cyrus’ award for video of the year for her song “Wrecking Ball” in late August. Then days after his speech, news of past arrests in Oregon and parole violations emerged.
Helt was arrested in 2010 for “criminal mischief,” among other charges in his native Oregon and pleaded guilty/no contest to the charges, receiving probation. He violated that probation the next year and being in California for the VMAs two months ago was also a violation.
Helt turned himself in to authorities on Aug. 29 and posted bail, after a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Shortly after the awards show and news of Helt’s past crimes, Cyrus tweeted about the incident.
Cyrus, 21, wrote “People who are homeless have lived very hard lives. Jesse included.”
“I hope that this can be the start of a national conversation about youth homelessness and how to end it,” she added.
Helt’s mother also spoke to ABC News and said she was proud that he came home to turn himself in.
“I’m proud of him for doing what’s right,” she told ABC News. “I don’t condone running away from a problem.”
Fans of Miley Cyrus have been sharing locations in Auckland to possibly catch a glimpse of her on Twitter before her concert tomorrow night.
Reports that her crew and band had landed in Auckland yesterday sent fans in to overdrive – staking out the Langham Hotel and Pullman Hotel in the central city.
Miley’s assistant posted a photo of a view of central Auckland to Instagram, which started the rumours that Miley had arrived in Auckland.
She was earlier reported to be landing in Auckland tomorrow ahead of her sold out Vector Arena show tomorrow night.
When photos of her leaving a Paloma Faith concert in Los Angeles surfaced on the Daily Mail website it appeared the fans’ efforts had been in vain.
Miley is performing her Bangerz tour in Auckland tomorrow before touring Australia. She has just finished a stint touring in South America.
One year ago Saturday Miley Cyrus released the album that changed everything: Bangerz. And, believe it or not, there was a time when she was totally stressed out about whether anyone would even show up for the accompanying tour.
But we know how this story ends: Miley is now an even bigger global superstar than she was before and the Bangerz Tour is a juggernaut that just keeps rolling. The singer and budding visual artist celebrated her Bangerz-versary over the weekend with the most Miley collage you can possibly imagine. There’s a topless pic, an R.I.P. Hannah Montana epitaph, some candles, plenty of other things that burn and, of course, a pair of FU balloons.
She also shared a bunch of fan gifts, because what’s a Bangerz-versary without a heavenly shot of Miley and all her pooches?