For the second time in her career, Miley Cyrus has made Forbes 30 Under 30 list.
The 29-year-old gushed about making the class of 2022 on her Twitter account, posting behind-the-scenes video from her Forbes shoot where she discussed her career, fans, and Happy Hippie Foundation.
On the cover, Miley channeled Dolly Parton as she gazed contemplatively for the camera styled in a sparkling silver turtleneck and blonde feathered waves.
‘It was now or never’: Miley Cyrus landed on Forbes 30 Under 30 list for the second time in her career
‘I turned 29 last week. It was now or never. Thank you for the honor,’ Miley gushed in her tweet.
In the video, Miley acknowledged just how ‘lucky’ she is to be a professional musician and how the pandemic ‘reignited’ gratitude for her profession.
‘Songwriting is the greatest joy that I have in my life. It’s my favorite element of what I do,’ she said in the video. ‘Taking it in and being grateful every day for the fact that I write songs for a living because a lot of people write songs and it doesn’t get to be what keeps their lights on and for me to be able to be one of those people, I never forget how lucky I am.’
Miley also described being separated from her fans for the longest time in her career since she was a child due to the pandemic.
Honored: Cyrus gushed about the achievement as she shared a behind-the-scenes video of her Forbes shoot to her Twitter account
Looks familiar! Cyrus channeled Dolly Parton in her glamorous cover shoot
Though she may be separated from her fans due to the pandemic, Miley credits the pandemic for helping to ‘reignite’ her appreciation for her career.
‘With anything, distance makes the heart grow fonder so having that distance from my fans for the longest I’ve ever had since I was 12 years old, and having almost two years separated from me and my audience, the pandemic kind of reignited and just lit that spark again for me, the gratitude that I have to be a live musician, first.’
Miley, who rose to fame as a young actress on Disney’s Hannah Montana, also said she has a ‘really unique’ relationship with her fans being that she rocketed to fame as a child.
‘It feels like there’s a nice shift happening’: Miley says it has been a ‘beautiful time to be alive’ with so much focus on ‘love, acceptance, justice, equality’
‘I think I’ve had in a way this amazing gift that my audience grew up with me. It’s very different then the relationship that I have with the public or the press or the media or their perception of me. But it’s really stayed grounded in the really unique relationship that I have with my fans and with my audience because a lot of us were the same age. The people that watched my show were my same age.’
While she may be known as a Hollywood icon, Miley says her true ‘purpose’ lies with her nonprofit organization, the Happy Hippie Foundation, which rallies ‘young people to fight injustice facing homeless youth, LGBTQ youth and other vulnerable populations,’ according to their site.
Miley says it has been a ‘beautiful time to be alive’ with so much focus on ‘love, acceptance, justice’ and equality.
‘Happy Hippie is my purpose, I think that the activism and artistry, they’re really one. I think artists come with a message, and my message was justice, equality, celebration of individuality, and it’s been a beautiful evolution not just to watch but as the founder of Happy Hippie, to see how much process we’ve had in the last five years, not just Happy Hippie, but it kind of seems globally that the conversation of love, acceptance, justice, equality, that is the topic right now and it’s just really beautiful to be alive and experience this new kind of revolutionary time that we’re all living in.
‘It feels like there’s a nice shift happening. People may not completely change their mind but their mind is open, and that’s really the way that you can get in there with your own message.’
The last time Miley was on the iconic list was in 2014 when she was 21 and coming off the release of her wildly successful album Bangerz.
Miley made the Music 30 Under 30 list in 2014, but her most recent inclusion was part of Forbes’ Hall of Fame 2022.
Making moves: The last time Miley was on the iconic list was in 2014 when she was 21 and coming off the release of her wildly successful album Bangerz