But before she became the outrageous Miley Cyrus we know today, photographer Rachel Devine remembers her as innocent Destiny Hope Cyrus, or as she more commonly preferred, 'Smiley Miley', due to her infectious smile.
Hinting at the tension within the Jackson family, she said: 'A lot of people don't want me to do it, but Aunt La Toya believes in me.
Ancient history: The photos date back to the same time she landed her breakthrough performance in the hit Disney channel series, Hannah Montana, as the lead role of Miley Stewart, which aired from 2006-2011Before she garnered worldwide attention and shot to super stardom with her highly controversial 2013 MTV VMAs performance, where she stuck out her tongue and made 'twerking' a mainstream dance move of the millennium, the Melbourne based photographer recalls the little girl in the pictures.
Rachel, who currently runs a photoblogger site, Sesame Ellis, recalled the former Disney star, who officially changed her name to Miley Ray Cyrus in 2008, talking about her first big role, admitting she was 'so excited' about it. I think that she had been filming it for one season, I'm not quite sure. It was just starting to film, but it was definitely talked about.
While the photoblogger, who currently resides in Melbourne with her family, isn't necessarily supportive of Miley's headline grabbing antics, which range from outrageous performances and controversial social media presence, she admits she still remains a fan of the former childhood star she once knew.
Looking back through the photos, a nostalgic Rachel said: 'She was just such a cute, little girl! It seems like a lifetime, but it's also like, "look what 11 years becomes."' Looking back through the photos, a nostalgic Rachel said: 'She was just such a cute, little girl! It seems like a lifetime, but it's also like, "look what 11 years becomes."' Miley Cyrus it seems is passionate about a lot of things.