Miley Cyrus has been responsible for several memorable moments at MTV’s Video Music Awards. Cyrus made her comeback in 2013 by twerking on Robin Thicke and displayed selflessness when sending a homeless man up to receive her award in 2014; Miley hoped to use her platform in a positive way and encouraged people to figure out what they could do to help the homeless on the streets of Los Angeles. Whether she is crazy or charitable, Miley Cyrus has never failed to disappoint at the Video Music Awards. Therefore, it only seems natural that she would make the 2015 awards show something to remember as well. On Instagram, Cyrus announced that she will be the host for this year’s show. In true Miley fashion, the post was creatively executed as she posed in an alien costume complete with a sandwich board that read, “MTV won’t let me preform” on one side, and the other side read, “So I’m hosting this year’s VMAS.”
Miley’s hosting gig comes at a time when she is popular as ever, controversial as ever, and influential as ever. Her music, old and new, are still party anthems and her social media posts continuously challenge societal norms. Miley has also been exceptionally vocal about her sexuality, what it means to her, and welcoming of those who wish to share their stories with her. As gender identity and sexuality are currently at the forefront of social issues, Miley has been an inspiration and a role model for those looking to have the courage to be authentic.
Whether you like her or you love her, she should make a very entertaining host at this year’s music awards. Her anticipated performance as host will take place on August 30th, but, until then make sure to vote at mtv.com for your favorite artists!