Celebrity of the Year Finalist #3: Miley Cyrus!

by at . Comments

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.

Tags: ,
Like Us On Facebook

More From The Hollywood Gossip

Miley-cyrus-middle-finger-to-the-paps

Miley Cyrus Flashes Middle Finger, Tongue at Paparazzi!

Miley Cyrus was spotted leaving the Chateau Marmont last night. She flipped off the paparazzi who tried to take her picture.
Miley-cyrus-bare-back

Miley Cyrus Makes "Ugly Pimple" Look “Pwetty" on Instagram, Really Needs to Tour Again

Miley Cyrus is clearly very bored these days. Just look at her most recent Instagram photos.
Miley-is-money

Miley Cyrus Dead? Hoax Tries, Fails to Off Singer With Fake Overdose

A viral Facebook scam is saying Miley Cyrus died this weekend. Don't believe the hype.
Miley-cyrus-and-billy-ray-cyrus-red-carpet

Billy Ray Cyrus Wants Miley to Date a "Level-Headed" Guy, Says Source

Billy Ray Cyrus is playing matchmaker for his daughter. The country singer reportedly has several guys in mind for Miley to date.

Avatar

@USMC You wish. pervert.

Avatar

I'll take that as a "yes".

Avatar

Oh this is all way too funny!!

Avatar

@USMC
once again you're showing you have no class, and obviously you have no respect for women. good luck in your lonely life.

Avatar

@USMC
once again you're showing you have no class, and obviously you have no respect for women. good luck in your lonely life.

Avatar

Jessica, do you want to lick my balls?

Avatar

HEY EVERYONE IM A DICK HEAD!
IM SECRETLY TRYING TO SEDUCE YOU ALL BECAUSE IM A THERAPIST OR THE RAPIST. BAHAHAHA

Avatar

@USMC
One thing i can definitley tell from all of your comments is....you definitely have NO class.
Anyone who uses that much innapropriate language usually has a whole load of issues from personal problems, or you're just some 40 year old red neck who likes to sit on the computer and see what young celebrities are doing. (wow thats a little creepy)so just shut up.

Avatar

First of all I did not make the comment "hello I'm USMC". Second, joesr31, are you becoming a fan of mine or a stalker? Everywhere I comment you're right there, hanging on every word I say. Then you comment, I rip you for it, and then you disappear for a few days with your feelings all hurt. If I'm the one who doesn't have a life, then what does that make you? Someone who follows someone who doesn't have a life? This is the Hollywood Gossip man! Everyone has the right to their opinion right or wrong! Now see I didn't curse through that whole thing. @Katie, shut the fuck up cunt before I face fuck you and make joesr31 video it!!! I'm pretty sure you two fucking idiots are husband and wife. Katie is just the one with spell check on her computer. Happy Holidays.

Joesr31

@monkey and anybody else supporting USMC pls fuck off...oh that too rude and uneducated. maybe i should just say go away. cuz 1 USMC here is already enough we dont need alot of these losers to comment on this page. thank you for your copporation. have a nice day