Who doesn’t love “the King”? You know, Elvis Presley. The white jumpsuit, the flare bottoms, the hair, the sunglasses, the glitz, the dulce de leche caramel voice. It certainly did it for Miley Cyrus! It’s not the first time she’s cited Presley as one of her biggest inspirations, and we don’t blame her.
Miley’s looked up to “the King” for many years, musically, for his showmanship and also for his fashion! A classic guy to look up to, and a big thumbs up from us!
She Came Out to Her Mother At 14
Ah, the teenage years. A tender time for everyone, where emotions (and hormones) are running thick and fast. For Cyrus, she was a teenager just like all of us, with secrets and urges and mood swings. For Miley though, it was a more pivotal time in terms of her orientation.
At the age of fourteen, she tells fans and audiences that this was the time she decided to “come out” to her mom, Tish. She shared with her mom that she really didn’t just like girls, but she “loved” them. Aaw.
She Founded the Happy Hippie Foundation
If you search for “happyhippies.org" you will be greeted by a smiley face, with the letter ‘H’ for eyes, and a rainbow background. Seems fun, yeah? We also know that Miley Cyrus is a fan of anything and everything colorful and psychedelic, so it makes sense.
Celebrating over five years since it was established by the singer, “Happy Hippie Foundation” is a non-profit that aims to serve homeless youth, LGBTQ youth, and “other vulnerable populations.” We love that Cyrus puts her money where her mouth is, and she stands for equality and love for all humans in any situation. She’s such a beautiful soul!
Her Half Brother is Trace Cyrus
Remember that song EVERYONE was singing or humming or dancing to back in… 2008, you know “Shake shake, shake shake, a-shake it!” Okay well, the guitarist, with the side fringe, piercings, tattoos, and suit vest, is actually Miley’s half-brother, Trace!
Born in 1989, he was actually adopted as a child by Billy Ray Cyrus (his mom was Trish, but she had him with another guy), and then also went down the musical path! And fun fact: he dated Brenda Song (hello, London!) For 7 years.
Her Dad is Of Course Billy Ray Cyrus
Her last name definitely had been heard before, many years before she was brought into the world. That’s because her dad is famous! Billy Ray Cyrus, the American singer, swaggered, and songwriter!
He’s been rather prolific since his first release in 1992, subsequently continuing to release 16 albums and over 50 singles! Say what? But the song that skyrocketed Billy Ray to fame was none other than “Achy Breaky Heart.” Fun fact: it was the first-ever single to go TRIPLE PLATINUM in Australia! In addition to being super catchy, the line-dancing in the music video actually revived the dance style!