"This is who I am. You're not going to change it."
TBT 2013 when she twerked on stage with Robin Thicke to his then hit/controversial song, Blurred Lines, at the VMAs. Her performance wasn’t a hit for everyone though. (Haters gonna hate, right?) Immediately following the blush-inducing routine, she gained quite a few critics.
But it’s safe to say that people were both shocked and also a little confused. The last episode of the Disney show Hannah Montana had aired just 2 years ago. Talk about making some serious life changes.
Gone is the blonde, doe-eyed girl that played the role of the sweet, innocent pop star that many of us had grown up with and hoped to be one day.
The funny thing about it, though, is that nothing really changed. She’s even back with her fiancé Liam Hemsworth.
Miley constantly inspires girls everywhere to do and be whatever makes them happy. She’s not making apologies, because she lives by the idea that life is too short to spend it pretending to be something you’re not.
Her authentic, raw self is why so many people are drawn to her — the proof is in her 30 million Twitter followers (and counting). Scroll through her account and you’ll see that she has two passions in life: her many pets and smoking weed (which she claims is the "best drug on earth"). It's easy to see that censoring herself is just NOT her style.
And now that she's taken the spot of the newest judge on NBC’s The Voice (airing on September 19th), we'll all get to watch and learn a thing or two from her about what life's really like when you live the way you want to.
Until then, take a peek at what she has to say about being yourself, totally and unapologetically:
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"If you believe in yourself anything is possible."—Miley Cyrus
"You can't stop people from talking about you, but you can stop giving them something to talk about."—Miley Cyrus
"Imperfection is beauty. We are all imperfect."—Miley Cyrus
"There are multiple sides to all of us. Who we are - and who we might be if we follow our dreams."—Miley Cyrus
"If someone tells you you're not beautiful, turn around and walk away so they can have a great view of your fabulous ass."—Miley Cyrus
"Don’t be anything you don’t want to be, always be yourself."—Miley Cyrus
"I don’t think you can be too ashamed of anything as long as you were being yourself."—Miley Cyrus
"If I owe anybody an apology, it’s the people who make the bottom half of my shirts."—Miley Cyrus
"Anyone that hates on you is always below you, because they're just jealous of what you have."—Miley Cyrus
"I always say the minute I stop making mistakes is the minute I stop learning and I've definitely learned a lot."—Miley Cyrus
"It's only hard if you're trying to be something you're not. Being who you are is really easy."—Miley Cyrus
"People are always telling me that I'm not like other girls. That I don't dress like other girls. That I don't act like other girls. But I'm my OWN person. I go to the beat of my own drum."—Miley Cyrus
"Remember what things make you special and embrace those because there are so many things that aren’t on the outside that are so important and people find so beautiful."—Miley Cyrus
"Remember only God can judge you. Forget the haters 'cause somebody loves you."—Miley Cyrus
"You can pretend to be anything you want. But when it comes to love, I mean real love, the best thing is to just be yourself."—Miley Cyrus
"You're always going to make people talk. You might as well make them talk for two weeks rather than two seconds."—Miley Cyrus
"At the end of the day, the person that has to be happy is me."—Miley Cyrus