17 Fun Miley Cyrus Facts Flying in Like a Wrecking Ball

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Last updated on June 14th, 2023 at 09:03 pm

Whether you know her as Hannah Montana from the Disney Channel, the daughter of country rockstar Billy Ray Cyrus, or the Pop Chameleon, it is no secret that Miley Cyrus is one of the biggest pop stars in the business. Noted for her versatility and ability to continually reinvent her style and sound to keep fans on their toes, almost everyone wants to know everything there is to know about the “Flowers” singer.  

Here are 17 fun Miley Cyrus facts you didn’t know before.

Miley Cyrus’ Real Name

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Miley Cyrus was born Destiny Hope Cyrus.

Her father, “Achy Breaky Heart” singer Billy Ray Cyrus, initially chose the name because of his belief that his child would have a destiny of bringing hope to all. Ironically, her nickname “Smiley,” also given to her by her father, inspired her new name. She dropped the “S” in 2008 and was officially “Miley” once she was first introduced to the world as Hannah Montana.

Her maternal grandmother is the only one who still calls her Destiny.

Related: Miley Cyrus’ Biography, Net Worth and More

Miley Cyrus Has a Heart Condition

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Miley Cyrus was born with a non-threatening heart condition called supraventricular tachycardia, which causes an irregular resting heart rate. This is one of those Miley Cyrus facts to which some fans may be comforted to know she can relate.

Miley Cyrus is Left-Handed

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Don’t be fooled when Miley Cyrus signs autographs with her right hand. She was actually born left-handed. She said her father is the one who encouraged her to use her right hand, and it’s why her autographs are often unreadable.

Miley Cyrus’ First Job

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Of all our Miley Cyrus facts, we have mixed feelings about this one. While we love that she was close to music from the get-go, we’re not sure how we feel about her father paying her $10 to pick up the bras and underwear fans would throw on the stage during his tours.

She did other things while on tour, too. She would collect gifts from her father’s fans to donate to nearby hospitals.

Miley Cyrus Was Kicked Out of School

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Miley Cyrus wasn’t a perfect student. When she was younger, she once revealed in an interview that she was kicked out of an Evangelical Private School. It isn’t 100 percent clear what the reason was, but it was for either telling a classmate what French kissing is or for stealing a motorized scooter from her teacher.

Miley Cyrus Fears Spiders

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Miley Cyrus has such a fear of spiders that she actually has arachnophobia. This is definitely one of the Miley Cyrus facts that we’re glad to hear we’re not the only ones who feel this way.

Miley Cyrus’s Godmother

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As if having Billy Ray Cyrus as a father wasn’t influence enough for her to enter the music business, having country superstar Dolly Parton as her godmother had to be icing on the cake. The two have often performed together, dueting Parton’s classic “Jolene.”

We only wonder if it influences the next entry on our Miley Cyrus facts list.

Related: Dolly Parton Net Worth, Height, Career and more

Miley Cyrus’ Favorite Movie

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What’s a perfect movie night for Miley Cyrus? A little popcorn and a viewing of Steel Magnolias starring Dolly Parton, Sally Field, and Shirley MacLaine.

Miley Cyrus Considers Herself Gender Fluid

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Miley Cyrus has never shied away from the discussion about her sexuality. She came out to her mother at just 14 and has been quoted saying, “I never want to label myself. I am ready to love anyone that loves me for who I am. I am open.”

She is also an advocate of the LGBT community, writing “My Heart Beats for Love” in honor of one of her friends who is gay. She even has a tattoo of an equal sign on her finger to support gay rights.

Miley Cyrus is a Vegan

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Miley Cyrus became a vegan in 2014, meaning she stopped consuming any animal products. She eventually switched to a pescatarian diet, allowing fish, because of an omega-2 deficiency. “I’ve been a vegan for a very long time, and I had to introduce fish and omegas into my life because my brain wasn’t functioning properly,” the “Party in the U.S.A.” singer told The Joe Rogan Experience.

Miley Cyrus’ Favorite Color

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If you’re wondering what color Miley Cyrus likes best, you can’t go wrong with purple or lime green.

Miley Cyrus’ Favorite Food

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What’s Miley Cyrus’ perfect meal? A little Chinese food topped off with a churro for dessert would be her ideal combination.

Miley Cyrus’ Favorite Drink

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No wonder she has so much energy. Miley Cyrus’ favorite drink is coffee.

Miley Cyrus’ Favorite Book

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Miley Cyrus has a heart for the classics. Her favorite book is The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger. She has also been known to enjoy Don’t Die, My Love by Lurlene McDaniel.

Miley Cyrus’ Favorite Celebrities

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Miley Cyrus is just like all of us, with many famous names that she looks up to. You’ll always find her watching movies with Jennifer Aniston or Angelina Jolie. When it comes to tunes in the car, don’t be surprised if you hear Britney Spears, Elvis, or John Lennon on the playlist.

Related: Britney Spears Biography: Facts About The Most Famous Pop Star in the World

Miley Cyrus’ Favorite Video Game

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Even in play, she’s all about the music. Miley Cyrus’ go-to video game is Guitar Hero. Is anyone else wondering if she’s ever chosen her own song to rock out to while playing? It would only make this of all the Miley Cyrus facts even more epic.

Miley Cyrus’ Favorite Song

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Turn up “Surrender” by Cheap Trick if you want to see Miley Cyrus rocking out. She’s channeling the 70s with this classic teen anthem. She must be a baby boomer at heart.

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Written by Katie Peterson

Katie Peterson received her bachelor's degree in English from the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth in 2015. She has worked in journalism since 2015, beginning as production assistant and eventual head staff writer of the Fort Leavenworth Lamp newspaper in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Currently, she is a multimedia journalist with the Diocese of Nashville's Office of Media and Evangelization where she writes, does photography, and edits for several types of content, including the Tennessee Register, Catholic Awakenings, and She has also worked as a freelance journalist with the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas's newspaper, The Leaven, since 2016.
In her spare time, Peterson enjoys reading, spending time with her pup, Sadie Lynn, singing and songwriting.


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