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Miley Cyrus Analysis

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Star Text Evolution: From Hannah Montana to Miley Cyrus The star text of a celebrity can help to decipher their image and transitions they may undergo. In order to better understand these transitions, one must know the definition of a star text. A star text is the sum of everything we affiliate with celebrities, which includes their body of work, promotion, publicity, and audience participation (Jackson, 08/09/16). One must note that “celebrity doesn 't happen because someone has extraordinary qualities – it is discursively constructed by the way in which the person is publicised and meanings about them circulate” (O 'Shaughnessy and Stadler 424). Destiny Hope Cyrus, “an American singer and actress, became a sensation in the television series …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Defines a star text as the sum of everything we affiliate with celebrities, which includes their body of work, promotion, publicity, and audience participation.
  • Analyzes how miley cyrus constructed an image around her television show "hannah montana" which helped her promote her music and build a fan base consisting mostly of teenage girls
  • Analyzes how miley cyrus transformed her image to a free-spirited young woman through her star text by creating controversy.
  • Analyzes how miley cyrus reconstructed her star text through her songs, appearance, and brand to be more profitable and relevant.
  • Analyzes how miley's songs and appearance drastically changed. she cut her hair short and died it bright blonde, whereas she used to live up to the feminine societal standards.
  • Analyzes how miley cyrus's brand is how most people identify her. she popularized "twerking," which is a form of dance where one shakes their behind provocatively.
  • Analyzes how miley cyrus reconstructed her star text in order to stay relevant in today's ever-changing media.

Continuing, she did a photoshoot for the cover of Vanity Fair, which resulted in controversy because parents did not want their daughters to imitate Miley. This was a precursor to Miley 's now reconstructed star text because she understood that controversy brought in a lot of attention, and she embraced it whether it was good or bad. That 's why she no longer wanted to be the stereotypical-looking woman, so she cut her hair short, got tattoos all over her body, and started dressing provocatively and doing nude photoshoots. She started to change up her songs from strictly pop and country music to doing R&B, rap, and unclassifiable genres. This led her to working with many people from all over the entertainment industry, predominantly with African Americans. Since changing genres, she started singing and rapping about partying and smoking marijuana, which she would be spotted doing with some of the rappers she rapped with. She made twerking, sticking one 's tongue out to the side, and foam fingers cool, which is apart of her controversial and outlandish brand. Overall, Miley Cyrus reconstructed her star text in order to stay relevant in today 's ever-changing

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