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Happy 21st Birthday Miley Cyrus!

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Love her or hate her but you can’t ignore her – Wild child Miley Cyrus celebrates her 21st birthday today. This Disney sweetheart-turned-controversial babe just keeps on rolling when it comes to shocking the world with her antics.

Here’s a look at where it all began and of course her so-called ‘questionable acts’. (AP)

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Miley Cyrus,originally named Destiny Hope Cyrus was born on November 23,1992 in Nashville,Tennessee to Letitia Jean ‘Tish’ (née Finley) and country singer Billy Ray Cyrus. As a child Miley began taking singing and acting classes at the Armstrong Acting Studio in Toronto. She played her first role in television series ‘Doc’ and later in 2003,she appeared in Tim Burton's ‘Big Fish’. (Reuters)

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When she was just 11,Miley sent an audition tape for ‘Hannah Montana’,a Disney Channel children's television series about a school girl with a secret double life as a teen pop star. She bagged the lead role,‘Chloe Stewart’ and almost immediately,the show became a children’s favourite,earning Miley,teen idol status. (Reuters)

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In 2008,at the age of 15,Miley Cyrus appeared in a cover shoot for Vanity Fair,posing in a satin sheet wrapped around,leaving her back exposed. The actress-singer was at the receiving end of much criticism for the photoshoot by angry parents and Disney fans who considered the teenager to be a role model for her wide kid-audience. Miley apologized to her fans saying,“I took part in a photo shoot that was supposed to be 'artistic' and now,seeing the photographs and reading the story,I feel so embarrassed.”

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However,just a month later,some racy photos of the singer were splashed all over the web,after someone allegedly hacked her account. It was claimed that the photos were actually intended for her then boyfriend Nick Jonas. Miley once again apologized and termed the photos as ‘silly’ and inappropriate’. But,her 15-year-old fans had already got a glimpse of her wild side! (Reuters)

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In 2009,Miley Cyrus was embroiled in yet another controversy about a photo of the singer pulling back the skin of her eyes,which appeared to be mocking Asians. However,this time Miley did not plead guilty and infact slammed the media saying she was just making a goofy face and that the press was determined to label her a ‘bad girl’.

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A few months later,the not-so-sweet-sixteen-year-old displayed some pole-dancing during her performance of ‘Party In the USA’ at the Teen Choice Awards. Viewers criticized Miley’s behaviour and her skimpy outfit,terming it inappropriate for someone her age.

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In 2010,the blossoming young singer released her new single ‘Can’t Be Tamed’. The video featured Miley transforming into a rare species of wild pop bird that can’t be caged. During the promotions of ‘Can’t Be Tamed’,the actress provoked even more criticism and backlash for her provocative outfits and dance routines.

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Towards the end of 2010,a video of Miley Cyrus taking a bong hit went viral around the time of her 18th birthday. However,Cyrus claimed the substance she was inhaling was salvia (a legal hallucinogen in the state of California). She also went on to say that she made a mistake and was disappointed in herself. (AP)

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In 2012,Miley once again made headlines when she surprised her then-boyfriend Liam Hemsworth with an X-rated birthday cake. While the cake was mean to be a light-joke,the singer posed with the cake for picture that unfortunately made its way to the Internet. (Reuters)

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Last year,Miley Cyrus shocked her fans when she decided to chop her beautiful tresses,opting for a somewhat edgy,punk hairdo. Her fashion choices also changed drastically since the ‘chop’. (Reuters)

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Earlier this year,Miley Cyrus scandalized fans when she released her video ‘We Can’t Stop’ which features the singer twerking against teddy bears and prancing around in racy attire.

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And of course Miley Cyrus much-talked about raunchy performance the MTV Video Music Awards in August 2013,left the world flabbergasted. It was safe to say the former Hannah Montana star clearly left her good-girl image far behind as she twerked against Robin Thicke while performing ‘Blurred Lines’ on stage,dressed in what appeared to be a nude colored bikini of sorts. (Reuters)

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Fresh on the heels of her racy MTV VMAs performance,Miley released a video for her single ‘Wrecking Ball’ from her fourth studio album,‘BANGERZ’ which was received with a whole lot of criticism. The video features Miley Cyrus stark,straddling a wrecking ball. However,the singer defended her song saying that it about was much more than her nudity.

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And if that wasn’t enough,she went ahead and did the unthinkable – lit up a joint during her acceptance speech at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2013. Miley apparently fished out the joint from her Chanel bag after joking about ‘finding it’. (AP)

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She also received much flak for her skimpy outfit choice that she paraded at the MTV Europe Music Awards. She also took the stage for her performance of ‘Wrecking Ball’ in a revealing bodysuit that left nothing to the imagination. (AP)

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We guess it’s time to accept that twerking is become a special trait of the singer. Miley Cyrus opened the ceremony at Amsterdam Ziggo Dome with a space-themed performance of her smash hit,We Can't Stop,dressed in a futuristic outfit,resembling an astronaut as she twerked up against a dwarf dressed in latex from head to toe. And no,she didn’t stop there,Cyrus then groped the dwarf on stage. (AP)

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In her most recent controversy,Miley Cyrus apparently made a comment on Jewish men in one of her recent interviews,which has been called "anti-Semantic." The songstress apparently said in an interview that all her music executives are too old and Jewish to know what’s trending in nightclubs. (Reuters)

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The 21 year old is apparently planning to bring in her birthday with a wild S&M-themed bash. The actress has also allegedly invited former fiancé Liam Hemsworth. Well,we’re sure this is not the last we’ve heard of Controversy’s favourite child!(Reuters)