Miley Cyrus Just Made Disney History!

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In 2006, relatively unknown actress Miley Cyrus shot to Disney superstardom on her new show, Hannah Montana. In the show, Cyrus played Miley Stewart — regular teenage girl by day, pop star by night. The show also starred Cyrus’s father, country icon Billy Ray Cyrus, as Miley’s dad, the perfect role for him. Emily Osment and Mitchell Musso played Miley’s best friends, Lilly and Oliver. Jackson Earles starred as Miley’s brother, and country legend Dolly Parton even made several appearances!

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Hannah Montana was responsible for launching Miley Cyrus’s career, and she is now one of the most successful young singers in the world. Just one year into the show’s six-year run, Cyrus was already releasing number one hit after number one hit.

And now, the actress and singer is receiving a major new honor — Disney Legend.

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On March 19, Disney announced its list of creative minds who have made a huge impact on The Walt Disney Company. Cyrus was on that list, along with many other actors and Disney Imagineers. But what makes Cyrus’s honor so special is that she is the YOUNGEST person to ever be made a Disney Legend. Cyrus is just 31 years old.

Also being named Disney Legends are Colleen Atwood, Angela Bassett, Martha Blanding, James L. Brooks, James Cameron, Jamie Lee Curtis, Steve Ditko, Harrison Ford, Mark Henn, Frank Oz, Kelly Ripa, Joe Rohde, and John Williams.

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During her time with Disney, Cyrus also made appearances in High School Musical 2 (2007), Wish Gone Amiss (2007), Bolt (2008), and The Suite Life on Deck. She also starred in multiple major films during her time on Hannah Montana. This included Sex and the City 2 (2010) and The Last Song (2010), where she met her future husband, Liam Hemsworth.

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Disney’s Legends ceremony will take place during this year’s D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event. D23 will take place earlier this year, from August 9 through August 11. And, unlike D23 Expos of the past, this year’s event will expand beyond the Anaheim Convention Center. The Disney Legends Awards Ceremony will actually take place in the Honda Center, in order to accommodate larger crowds.

Are you excited to hear that Miley Cyrus is becoming a Disney Legend? Let us know in the comments!

About Krysten Swensen

A born and bred New England girl living the Disney life in Southern California. I love to read, to watch The Golden Girls, and love everything to do with Disney and Universal. I also love to share daily doses of Disney on my Disney Instagram @BrazzleDazzleDisney!

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