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The Evolution of Miley Cyrus

Follow the pop star’s rapid transformation from Disney kid to dirty girl

Miley Cyrus

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Ah, youth: It was only seven years ago, but 2006 marked the real beginning of Cyrus' career, with her hit Disney Channel show Hannah Montana premiering on the network in March of that year.

By Jon Blistein

Robert Thicke and Miley Cyrus perform during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on August 25th, 2013 in New York City.

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Twerking It

With the help of current super producer Mike Will Made It, Miley has stormed back onto the charts with "We Can't Stop." She solidified the song's summer smash status – and her new no-fucks-given attitude – with a raunchy performance at the VMAs that included a "Blurred Lines" duet with Robin Thicke and, obviously, some twerking. 

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