Miley Cyrus Fans Left Mind-Blown After Discovering Singer’s Name Wasn’t Originally Miley

People are only just realising Miley Cyrus' real name after a clip showed how much she hated it before.
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People are only just realising Miley Cyrus’ real name after a clip showed how much she hated it before.

The Hannah Montana star has established herself as one of the biggest celebrities in the world.

Cyrus’ catchy hits such as ‘Flowers’, ‘Wrecking Ball’ and ‘We Can’t Stop’ have all gone on to be successful chart-topping songs.

But long before the ‘Party in the U. S. A.’ singer became the pop sensation we now know, she held a different name altogether.

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Following her historic double-whammy win at this year’s Grammy Awards, where she won Record of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance- marking her first-ever accolades at this prestigious ceremony – Cyrus is undoubtedly one of the most talked personalities around at the moment.

She wowed viewers with her performance of ‘Flowers’ – which also saw her call out the audience for not singing along – and modestly admitted that she forgot her ‘underwear’ during her acceptance speech.

With interest in Cyrus arguably at an all-time high, fans have been delving into ‘Midnight Sky’ singer’s personal life, with many only just discovering her real name.

In a resurfaced 2008 interview clip reveals Cyrus’ candid thoughts on her birth name, showcasing her strong dislike for it and her decision to legally change it.

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People are only just realising Miley Cyrus’ real name after a clip showed how much she hated it before. Credit: ET via YouTube

In the footage, taken backstage during one of her concerts, a 16-year-old Miley Cyrus shared her transformation from her birth name to her preferred moniker Miley.

She grimaced after mentioning her original name, which was Destiny Hope Cyrus, joking: “Never again, it doesn’t technically legally count!”

TikTok users stumbled upon this surprising revelation and expressed their astonishment in the comments section.

Many were taken aback, with one exclaiming: “I am 21 years old and I am finally learning that Miley Cyrus’s name isn’t Miley Cyrus.”

Another added: “I never knew this.”

A third commented: “Why am I just finding this out?”

While fourth viewer wrote: “WHAT I NEVER KNEW HER FIRST NAME IS NOT MILEY”. And a fifth simply said: “BRO WHAT.”

As Cyrus’ past garnered attention, her recent statement about her musical future also came to the forefront.

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Cyrus previously announced her disinclination towards embarking on large-scale tours again.

She revealed that performing for massive crowds lacks the connection and authenticity she seeks in her performances.

In an interview with British Vogue, she said: “Like singing for hundreds of thousands of people isn’t really the thing that I love.

“There’s no connection. There’s no safety. It’s also not natural. It’s so isolating because if you’re in front of 100,000 people then you are alone.”

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Written by Cal Gaunt

Cal is a former content editor at IGV who specialised in writing trending and entertainment news. He previously worked as a news reporter at the Lancashire Telegraph and earned an NCTJ in Sports Journalism.