Miley Cyrus has been creating a media frenzy, which means there is no better time than now to join Team Miley. Now I’m not implying that she is a good role model for young girls or trying to say that she always makes the best choices, but there are plenty of reasons to be a fan of this controversial artist. If you’re not sure how you feel about Miley Cyrus, then check out my reasons to get on Team Miley.
1 The Music
The most compelling reason to join team Miley is, of course, the music. I mean, have you listened to Bangerz? It’s actually pretty good. Miley is pushing the boundaries of pop music with Bangerz by experimenting with different sounds, artist, and styles. No two songs on the album sound the same. She managed to get collaborations with everyone from Ludacris, to Britney Spears, to French Montana for Bangerz. Although each song has a different vibe, they are all dance-worthy. Miley admitted that after she listened to the completed album the first time, she realized it unintentionally tells a story about her life and relationship with Liam Hemsworth. Bangerz starts with “Adore You” and finishes with “Someone Else.” If that’s not a strong message, I don’t know what is. If you haven’t given Bangerz a listen, download it now and you may just find yourself joining Team Miley.
2 She is True to Herself
Remember when Miley cut off all her hair? Of course you do! How could anyone forget? It was the haircut heard around the world. While Miley dealt with a lot of criticism for her drastic new ‘do, she didn’t let that phase her. She simply explained that she was happier with her new haircut and that she had never felt prettier. It’s so easy to get caught up with how others perceive us, but take a lesson from Miley Cyrus and be true to yourself. Focus on making yourself happy and don’t listen to the critics. Her “do what I want attitude” is admirable and is just another reason to get on Team Miley.
3 The Dancing Bears
The scene with the dancing bears is my favorite in the “We Can’t Stop” music video. I was so happy to see them make an appearance during her now infamous VMA performance. For me, the dancing bears are a metaphor for not taking things so seriously and having some fun. Miley portrays herself as a very carefree and fun individual and I think we could all use a little of her “dancing bear” attitude in our own lives. If you like the imagery of dancing bears and french fry skulls, then you belong on Team Miley!
4 The Js on Her Feet
Another reason to get on Team Miley is that she is multitalented. Not only does she sing pop and country music as well as act, but she has recently ventured into the world of rapping. In Mike Will Made It’s song “23” featuring Juicy J and Wiz Khalifa, Miley makes her rapping debut, “Tatted up, mini-skit with my Js on.” Surprisingly, Miley has some major talent rapping and adds a nice dimension to the song.
5 The Fearless Fashion
Miley Cyrus is establishing herself as a fashion icon. She isn’t afraid to experiment with her clothes and designers are beginning to take notice. Diesel’s creative director (and the man behind Lady Gaga’s infamous meat dress) Nicola Formichetti told Grazia Daily that Miley Cyrus is on the top of his list of stars to dress. “I think she’s a beautiful girl, doing her thing. I’d love to work with her.” If some of the top designers in the game are taking note of Miley’s style, maybe we should all be paying attention. Although we may not all be comfortable with showing our midriffs on a daily basis, we can implement other aspects of Miley’s bold looks into our wardrobe to spice things up.
6 She Doesn’t Let Criticism Get Her down
After Miley Cyrus shocked and stunned the nation with her VMA Performance, she underwent an onslaught of hate from other celebrities and the media. Instead of folding to the pressure, Miley didn’t let the criticism slow her down. Miley told MTV that she doesn’t “pay attention to the negative.” I think we can all learn something from Miley’s attitude when it comes to being on the receiving end of hateful comments. Her views directly correlate with her fun and carefree image she portrays. The lighthearted atmosphere surrounding Miley is just another reason to join her movement.
7 She is Okay with Being Single
Let’s face it; it can be hard to be single. In a society where we are constantly shown couples in happy relationships on TV, in the movies, and in books, being single can feel very disappointing. Miley Cyrus went through a very public breakup with her fiancé, Liam, right before the release of her album. In an interview with Cosmopolitan, Miley had this to say about her breakup: “This is the best time of my life. I’m not going to look back on it and be like, ‘I wish I hadn’t been dwelling over a breakup,’ you know?” We all have the potential to be living the best times of our lives, so don’t waste it fretting over something you can’t change. Miley also admits that she is happy and comfortable with being single. I admire Miley for her confidence in her relationship status and think we can all learn something from her attitude about it.
Well there you have it! These are my awesome reasons to get on Team Miley. I think there is something about Miley Cyrus that every twenty-something can relate to. She is attempting to break out of her adolescent and teen image and transform into her adult self. It’s hard to do under the spotlight, but Miley manages to maintain a great outlook on life, even if she creates some controversy along the way. Are you a fan of Miley or did she lose your respect after her VMA performance? Sound off in the comments!