Celebrity of the Year Finalist #3: Miley Cyrus!

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With 2010 drawing to a close, it is with much pride that THG unveils its 10 finalists for its prestigious, Fourth Annual Celebrity of the Year award.

These stars all gave us their best, their worst, their nude pics (sometimes) and their scandals (often). This month, THG honors that greatness.

After the Jersey Shore cast fist-pumped its way to #4, we present one of our most polarizing figures at #3 ... Miley Cyrus!

Rocking Europe

Perhaps more than any celebrity we cover, 2010 was a year of ups and downs for Miley, lows and highs (literally!).

It began with the official announcement that Cyrus would be saying farewell to the role of Hannah Montana, and it ended with a bong-smoking controversy that epitomized the lengths this star had gone to over the past 12 months to prove she was transforming into an adult artist.

In between, Miley...

... dated Liam Hemsworth multiple times.

... sang a duet with Bret Michaels.

... hosted the 2010 MuchMusic Video Awards.

... got slammed by critics for her portrayal in The Last Song.

... made out with a female dancer to prove her maturity.

... feuded with Perez Hilton over that blogger being an idiot.

... rarely wore pants.

... suffered through her parents' divorce.

... turned 18.

As you can tell, it was a year of starring roles and scandalous actions for Miley Cyrus. Ardent supporters stuck by her side, arguing that she was simply growing up as a person and a celebrity.

Critics, meanwhile, crushed the star for her misguided decisions, coming down on her for abandoning a young fan base and trying too hard to prove she was evolving. Where do you stand?

It's a question we've asked often and will likely continue to do so. This divisiveness is a significant reasons why Miley had such an impact on pop culture in 2010.

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I TOTALLY LOVE MILEY, SHE HAS MADE EVERY ONE ATLEAST ENJOY THE HANNAH MONTANA STAFF AND THATS COOL MEN,WWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW.

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this is amazing. well done miley cyrus

Joesr31

@USMC hey guess what i in the top class. and i dont know what grade am i cause in my country we dont use grade. im 13 or since its already a new year im 14. judging by yr standard yr not much better. nah im just afraid u didnt c that previous comment so repeat the same thing. have a happy new year

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wht the hell's going in the comments???...y r u guys fighting??
and i think the article is right..afterall, miley has changed a lot :(

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@joesr31 (aka USMC's Biggest Fan) Stop repeating yourself and just be quiet man. There's no way you go to school with the horrible grammar you have. If you do go, you're either failing or you're in the first grade.

Joesr31

@USMC im not yr stalker, im a miley fan. obviously i look at her news. not like SOME people who hates her but still read her news. apparently i found yr comment on every single news of hers?? you seriously have no life.. no u didnt swear thru the whole comment but more than half of the comment is swear words. i disappeare for a few days cuz i have a life, i need to train for competitions, i need to study for sch not like u wasting yr life on this website

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ahaha! nevermind it is me! ;) -Ditto

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Last comment, not me.

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Like i said earlier I am USMC. and i would like to say.....imma retro dude named DITTO.

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mediocore performer. parents obviously made no virtuous impact in her life...divorce probably a good thing. growing up in your personally life and professionally is fine...but it should come naturally: trying to hard to prove you are "grown up" by dressing or acting slutty is stupid. apparently a lot of celebs in all walks, gender, ages hate to be viewed as "nice" or "wholesome," or even talented for that matter. putting it out there as often and with as many people as you can is where it is at! BORING...and they are a dime a dozen.

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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