Before Miley Cyrus became a successful singer, she was known as Disney star Hannah Montana. She got a solid network and I bank balance only when she was a teenager.
What made Miley Cyrus famous overnight?
She was on Hannah Montana which came out in 2006. The show ran for 4 seasons straight. Disney shows are meant to launch new faces. She was seen as a student. But back off stage she got this huge fan base that got popular by the name of Hannah Montana. Most people close to her only new her real name.
Hannah Montana quickly became a fan-favorite. It was nominated for four primetime Emmys. While, it never one any award. The show swept many awards at that time of its run. Also, Miley Cyrus won a whopping 16 awards by show ended back in January.
Considering all the nods and accolades the show received, it’s no surprise that Hannah Montana made Cyrus a household name. But with the namesake came a lot of responsibility. She gave her first ever audition when she was just eleven years old. Luckily, she ended up landing the titular role and went on to don her blond wig and bring Montana to life for several years.
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What made Miley Cyrus quit Hannah Montana?
The fame came at a price. People started knowing her as Hannah Montana than Miley Cyrus. Young girls considered Cyrus as a role model. So at that time and place if She did anything wrong, that would throw her fans off. Hence when her video went viral, she was just 18 years old. In the video, she was seen taking a rip from a bong.
Cyrus instinctively decided that she should quit Hannah Montana for her own good. It was demanding too much of herself and was losing her own self. She disclosed in an interview how difficult was it for her to quit her show.
“Once I was 18 because it felt ridiculous,” Cyrus explained. “I was kind of like, I can’t put the f–king wig on again. It got weird. It just felt like… I was grown up,” Miley said.