As she celebrates her birthday Tuesday, see how she went from a child star to bonafide sexpot
Though viewers were shocked when Cyrus, then 16, swirled around a pole during a performance of "Party in the USA" at the 2009 Teen Choice Awards, her dad Billy Ray didn't see what the fuss was over. "You know what? I just think that Miley loves entertaining people," he explained.
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