Celebrity of the Year Finalist #2: Miley Cyrus!

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The year is drawing to a close.

Therefore, it's time for the The Hollywood Gossip staff to back on 2009 and name the finalists for our prestigious, 3rd Annual Celebrity of the Year award.

In this section, we pay tribute to the unique celebrities that made this year so memorable for celebrity gossip followers across the nation and world.

These stars have given us their best, their worst, their ridiculous antics and, in the case of today's finalist, a series of age-inappropriate shenanigans.

Last week, our countdown featured the great Jon Gosselin in the #3 spot. Today, it's on to Celebrity of the Year Finalist #2: Miley Cyrus!

Miley Poses

This is the second consecutive year Miley has finished one slot away from the top spot in our rankings. Perhaps she ought to alter her patented finger flash, shown above, slightly. Either that, or win some music awards.

Cyrus has actually grown up considerably in 2009. She famously deleted her Twitter account and started a new relationship (with Australian actor Liam Hemsworth) that she's keeping on the down low these days.

Of course, Miley has had her immature moments in the spotlight, too.

She danced like a stripper at the Teen Choice Awards in August; she wore inappropriate attire when meeting the Queen of England; and she yelled encouragement at her nine-year old sister during the latter's rendition of an Akon classic.

Will Miley ever achieve Taylor Swift-like levels of success and respect? We doubt it.

But she's clearly aiming her career in a more adult direction. In 2010, she'll make a cameo in the Sex and the City sequel, while also appearing alongside respected actor Greg Kinnear in The Last Song.

If those films are a hit, and if Cyrus can star in a few more scandals, she might find herself atop our Celebrity of the Year rankings. For now, her fans will have to settle for runner-up status again, which at least includes a photo montage in Miley's honor...

  • Stylish?
  • Gleeful Miley
  • Sex Scene
  • Crowd Pleaser
  • The Last Song Set Shot
  • Post-Twittering
  • Hannah Montana Star
  • Stripper Impression
  • Pole Dancing Miley
  • Tiny Skirt

WHO WILL BE THG'S NUMBER-ONE CELEBRITY OF 2009? HAVE ANY GUESSES? RECOMMENDATIONS? VISIT THE SITE ON THURSDAY TO FIND OUT!

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Ashleya

Miley Cyrus is a fat,ugly,gross b*tch.She is a whore.She can't sing and needs to give up,almost the whole world hates her.What kind of big sister cheers when her little sister is dancing like a slut?She is a fat pig!Fatty Cyrus!

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Miley is awesome. She has a great voice, shes awesome at acting and rocks at dancing. She has a lot of talent. She may had made a lot of mistakes and done bad things but hey every teenager does. Miley is a great person and Selena and Demi are too but Miley is WAY BETTER!!! Love You! Bye!

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she's not a hoe, and most people do like her, she's such an inspiration to all young girls. you don't see her on the tabloids about her partying and drinking like all these young stars who are complete wrecks. she's just the cutest thing and miley and selena gomez are friends their is no rivalry, it only exists in your minds. you guys are just jealous because miley is talented and makes a lot more money then you, hate all you want, she's still just a happy teenage girl who doesn't have to worry about financial troubles

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Why is everyone caring about things like this? Who CARES for the difference of Selena and Miley? Even if one is better than the other, these facts are not going to change the world!!!!!! And I thought everyone would know better than to worry about stupid comparisons. GROW UP!!!!!!!!!!!

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ya thats right,me and my friends loves miley we hate selena

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go go go miley u can do it ur no.1 for me

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im 16
i agree with mileyfan
i know many people from ages 13-28 that like miley more than selena....

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Umm I live in Ny too and im 16 and me and my friends hate Selena! So you can stop lying Most people like Miley face the facts

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i agree whole-heartedly with bebegirl. Im from Ny in here, NOONE LIKES HER. its all:SELENA GOMEZ here. miley IS NOT A TWEEN QUEEN shes a baby queen. and its true, there was this voting thing nd people 15^ love selena gomez. people 10-15 love demi but miley has the lilttle babies to love her.ew

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miley roxs so piss off if u dont like her

Miley Cyrus Biography

Miley Cyrus Hair Miley Cyrus has evolved tremendously over the years. Initially known for portraying Hannah Montana, the singer/actress made an effort to... More »
Born
Birthplace
Franklin, Tennessee
Full Name
Destiny Hope Cyrus

Miley Cyrus Quotes

Thank you guys for all your support. Without you, none of this would be possible. I love every one of you and I could not be more appreciative. God bless you.

Miley Cyrus [at a concert, soon after photo scandal broke]

I have let myself down. I will learn from my mistakes and trust my support team. My family and my faith will guide me through my life's journey.

Miley Cyrus [on lewd photos]
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