The timeline matches up: Around the time the once-engaged couple began having rumblings of a split, Miley Cyrus seemed to go off on the deep end. Is it all brilliant PR or is it a bit more sad? In case Cyrus was, in fact, trying to get Hemsworth back, it hasn't worked yet. And this is why.
Her MTV VMAs Performance: Remember the VMAs when Miley Cyrus twerked on Robin Thicke? If you had forgotten about it, I'm sorry I just reminded you It was a super awkward moment, and it probably didn't have the effect Miley was going for. No guy has ever thought, "I hope my girlfriend twerks against Robin Thicke's crotch tonight!" This is like when a girl is trying to get a guy's attention, so she starts dancing and fooling around with some super douchey guy. Robin Thicke is like the rich douchey kid that nobody likes but his parents have money so he pays for a lot of stuff. Nobody actually likes guys like that, so I wouldn't feel threatened by this. I'd just see it as a sign to further distance myself.
Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards
The Pot Smoking: Miley wants everyone to know that she's a huge pothead now Instead of coming across as edgy, it comes across as very calculated. She's not just smoking weed and having a good time, she's smoking weed in a way that everyone notices. When an ex does this, it can come across as trying to look damaged. It may seem like she's trying to say that she's falling into drugs and she needs to be rescued. Unfortunately, Miley Cyrus chose pot, which only makes her look annoying.
Miley Cyrus smoking weed, photographed by Terry Richardson
The Haircut: While Miley Cyrus chopped her once-iconic top knot off before the official breakup with Liam Hemsworth was announced, it came at a time when rumors suggested that things weren't going so great in the relationship Some people have suggested that this was one of Miley's early attempts to get attention. In all honesty, though, guys don't really care. Its a new haircut. This one was an extreme change, yeah, but its still just a haircut. If she did this to get Liam's attention or make a statement, it probably didn't work. If a relationship isn't working out, a new style isn't going to save it.
Miley Cyrus' infamous haircut
The "Wrecking Ball" Video: This video starts off sad (obviously) but also surprisingly vulnerable There's a surprising honesty to it ... But then it goes off the rails real quick. By the time Miley is licking a sledgehammer, its back to Miley awkwardly trying to be sexy. The problem here is that she's really trying too hard. She's trying to show how sad the situation has made her. The thing is, she's doing it in a way that shows that she's still just desperate for attention. This video is like when you go to a party and you see your ex there and she's super drunk and making a scene, and all you can think is that you made the right call.
Miley Cyrus naked in her "Wrecking Ball" video, directed by Terry Richardson
Making Out With Katy Perry:
Miley Cyrus once tried making out with Katy Perry onstage at a stop on her Bangerz tour. That stunt ended with Katy Perry running away from her. Once again, acting like this is a good way to get attention, just not the right attention. The thing that really backfired here is that Perry wasn't into it. So instead of looking like you're out having a great time and being uninhibited, she just looks like she's acting crazy. The people around her are literally running away. It makes her look like a mess, and guys aren't into that. Katy Perry is a huge step up from Robin Thicke though.
Miley Cyrus kissing Katy Perry onstage
Riding And Fellating A Blow Up Penis: Ok, this one works Want to get your ex to notice you? Ride around on a blow up penis. It'll make them realize that the end of the relationship has affected you. It'll make them remember all the good times you had and why you two fell in love in the first place. Any time a guy sees an ex girlfriend riding around on a blow up penis, he immediately thinks "I should give her a call." (#sarcasm)
Miley Cyrus licking an inflatable penis onstage at her Bangerz tour