The evolution of a pop princess: Miley Cyrus turns 18

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The evolution of a pop princess: Miley Cyrus turns 18

She's lived the dream of many teenage girls having achieved fame, prestige, and worldwide praise at a very young age but Miley Cyrus isn't a flash in the pan ready to disappear into the history books.

As the adolescent queen turns 18, we look back at her childhood success and follow her path as she relaunches herself with a more grown-up look and style and gets ready to take on the world.

Certain that she would achieve great things, Miley’s parents – country music sensation Billy Ray Cyrus and mother Leticia – named their daughter Destiny Hope when she was born on November 23, 1992.

Due to her cheerful disposition, her father nicknamed her “smiley” which later was shortened to Miley