17 Photos Of Miley Cyrus That Look Nothing Like Her Current, Twerking Self

As difficult as it is to remember in the midst of her current less-is-more style and utterly confounding ensembles, Miley Cyrus wasn't always the attention-seeking star she is today. In fact, Miley Cyrus was once indistinguishable from her Disney-approved alter ago, Hannah Montana. Cyrus wore clothes befitting an early aughts teen, smiled for the camera instead of displaying her tongue, and *gasp* danced without twerking. Read on for 17 times Miley Cyrus looked nothing like the glitter-covered, pastie-wearing, boundary-pushing dame she is today.

In A Tartan Blazer, 2006

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You’re eyes don’t deceive you: Cyrus once wore clothing that didn’t resemble a teddy bear or a costume from Flash Dance.

In A Beaded Purple Slip Dress, 2006

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Doesn’t Cyrus look perfectly angelic in this beaded slip dress top and loose curls? However, this ensemble likely marks the last time she wore hearts un-ironically.

At The 2006 CMA's in A Mermaid Dress

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It wouldn’t be wrong to call this dress mille feuille — it quite literally looks as if it contains a thousand layers.

In A Fringed Dress, 2006

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Who is that Art Deco-inspired girl? Why, a pre-pastie Miley Cyrus, of course!

In Sequined Tank Top And Dark Jeans, 2006

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A confident but nearly unrecognizable Cyrus struck a pose at a VH1 event in 2006.

In A Sheer Tank At The 2006 Monster House Premiere

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So it began: Cyrus’s obsession with sheer clothing might actually be pinpointed to this very tank top, worn to a 2006 premiere.

In A Silver Tank And Trousers, 2006

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Perhaps there’s no correlation, but it seems that Cyrus looks more cheerful and relaxed in pairings like this metallic tank and trousers than she does in bodysuits and over-the-knee boots.

In A Pink Tee, Flared Skirt And Chuck Taylor's, 2006

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A youthful-looking Cyrus was in her element sporting this offbeat getup of a pink t-shirt, black leggings, a checkered skirt, and Chucks.

In Camouflage-Printed Capri Pants And A Tank Top, 2006

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Two bygone trends in one nostalgic snap! Both the camouflage capri pants and large, portable home phones are now the stuff of reminiscent blog posts.

In Shorts And A Lace Tank Top, 2007

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When was the last time Cyrus selected shorts that couldn’t double as skivvies for a red carpet appearance? This Disney World Resort event, it appears.

In Matching Aqua Tank And Boots, 2007

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A newly blond Cyrus sported a matching sequined tank top and suede boots for a concert appearance in 2007.

In A Ruched Silk Dress For The 2007 People's Choice Awards

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The convivial Cyrus struck a sweet pose lightyears away from her current tongue-focused signature on the People’s Choice Awards red carpet in 2007

In A Sequined Tank Dress At The 2007 Teen Choice Awards

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Cyrus chose yet another beatific pose for the 2007 Teen Choice Awards red carpet. If only she still blew kisses at the paparazzi instead of attempting to lick them.

In A Black And White Sweater And Jeans At A New York Times Event, 2007

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If you blinked in 2007, it’s likely you missed Cyrus’s appropriately dressed phase, demonstrated by this long-sleeved sweater and skinny jeans.

In A Sequined Black Shift Dress, 2007

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The Wrecking Ball performer again favored a more demure look for the red carpet in this long-sleeved, sequined black shift. Perhaps there’s a happy medium between this level of prim coverage and her onesies?

In A Striped Sweater And Jeans, 2007

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Between the textured waves, striped sweater, and skinny jeans, Cyrus looks nearly nothing like her current, insurgent self.

In A Star-Patterned Top, 2008

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Is this the first camera capture of Miley Cyrus’ tongue? Even if it isn’t, Cyrus’ ensemble and laid-back style still appears miles from what the star currently favors.