Let’s face it, celebrity hype machines are real and many of these “breakdowns” or episodes of young starlets acting out are often calculated moves to gain press. Miley chopped off her locks to rock the short hair, don’t care look, started openly discussing her recreational drug use, stopped keeping her tongue in her mouth, started wearing ridiculous outfits, and exploded into one of the biggest stars out there today. Her Bangerz album sold 270k copies in its first week, and her music vidoes on YouTube have millions of views. She’s killing it.
But before Miley, there were others. Amanda Bynes went batshit crazy on Twitter, and went from around 200k followers on Twitter to 3 million+. Britney Spears flipped her shit for a while, got her act together, and made a huge “comeback”. Controversy sells. Let’s take a look at TSB’s best bets on who’ll be the next Miley Cyrus:
5. Taylor Swift
Don’t let that frumpy bathing suit fool you- Taylor Swift’s meltdown is coming. A girl can only take so much heartache until she pierces something on her face and starts twerking. She’ll go by T-Swif during her “wild” phase, end up on TMZ a few times, and then ultimately settle back into her normal self. Whatever that is.
4. Ashley Tisdale
The clock is ticking on this one, but hear me out. Ashley Tisdale’s stock probably hit its high about 5 years ago, but fell off considerably. She got back on the radar when she posed for Maxim and starred in Scary Movie 5 (if you can call being in that movie “starring”) earlier this year. Supposedly she doesn’t drink or do drugs, but if she’s friends with Simon Rex, all it takes is one crazy night to fall off the wagon and go into a Miley tailspin. She’s definitely got the ability to shake it off fast and spin it positively, though. Hence her appearance on this list.
3. Miranda Cosgrove
Miranda Cosgrove is a long-term play, but I can easily see her story panning out like Miley and the rest. Cosgrove is currently raking in that iCarly cash, but we all know those type of shows don’t last forever. The 20-year-old USC student may fade into obscurity, but I like her chances of becoming a HUGE star after a controversy or two.
2. Vanessa Hudgens
Vanessa Hudgens was oh-so-close to taking that #1 spot. The only reason she didn’t nab it is the fact that she’s already had her fair share of controversy. A few years back she was dating that Zac Efron dude and a few dirty pics got leaked all over the internet. Personally I had no clue who she even was at the time, and now I’m ranking her in the #2 spot in a blog post. Just goes to show you how powerful a little controversy can be.
1. Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez is our #1 pick to be the next Miley Cyrus. The writing couldn’t be more on the wall. I feel like that Spring Breakers movie was a glimpse into the future. She not only has the Disney Channel pedigree that all the great wild ones seem to share, she one-ups them having gotten her start on Barney and Friends. It’s only a matter of time until Selena shaves half her head like Skrillex and starts making tabloid headlines.
Who’s your pick to be the next Miley? Leave it in the comments below.