“If you believe in yourself, anything is possible,” says the Hannah Montana star, who turned 24 today!

The star who rose to fame with the Disney series of Hannah Montana has been in the news constantly ever since she wrapped up the series. Miley, who played a teenager living a double life in the show, was criticised when she dropped her ‘Disney girl image’ to become a more mature version of herself.

Though the world tweeted and shared her classic twerking video, there are things you might not know about Miley. On her birthday, we at Shethepeople.tv, bring you 13 interesting things you should know about this free-spirited lady.

Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus
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– Miley was born Destiny Hope Cyrus as her parents believed that she is going to achieve great things when she grows up. She changed her name to Miley in 2008, a shorter version of her nickname, Smiley.

– Miley was born left-handed but Billy Ray, her father, made sure she uses her right hand to write. Miley often jokes about her autographs being hard to read because of this reason.

– Miley’s first job was picking up bras and panties that Billy Ray’s fans used to throw at him during concerts. Her father used to give her $10 to do so. She did some small roles with her father in the TV series, Doc, in 2001 and later landed a role in Tim Burton’s Big Fish.

Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus’s Art Installation
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– Miley auditioned for Hannah Montana’s best friend, Lily’s role, and was initially told that she was “too young and too small” for the role but was later chosen for the title role.

– Miley Cyrus has the very famous, Dolly Parton as her godmother. Dolly Parton is also Miley’s fan and has appeared in several episodes of Hannah Montana as her aunt. Dolly Parton, said in an interview once, “She’ s like little Elvis. The kids love her because she’s Hannah Montana, but what people don’t realise about her is she is such a fantastic songwriter. She writes songs like she is 40 years old! She’s really deep.”

– Miley had a private tutor to teach her but after Hannah Montana‘s  success, she discontinued school. She said in an interview ,”I’m a firm believer that you can go back at any age you want because my Grandma went back to college at 62.”

– Miley grew up to be even richer than her father. She was named the richest teen in 2011. She was also the sixth-highest paid child star on TV.

– Miley Cyrus’s memoirs, ‘Miles To Go’, was published in 2009.

– The video song, “Wrecking Ball”, held the Vevo record for most views in 24 hours and a record of the fastest clip for reaching 100 million views in 2013. She broke all her previous records.

– Miley Cyrus was the #1 most searched person in 2013.

– Miley is not just a singer, songwriter, author, and an actor, she is also a visual artist. She had showcased at Jeremy Scott’s runway show at New York Fashion Week in 2014. The installation was called ‘Dirty Hippie’.

– She had her own YouTube show, which she started along with her friend, Mandy Jiroux. The show was called The Miley and Mandy Show.

– Miley started ‘ The Happy Hippie Foundation’ to rally young people to fight issues that homeless youth, LGBTQ youth, and other minorities face.