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Watch Miley Cyrus Transform From Baby-Face Starlet to Wild Child in 12 Seconds

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From tween queen to twerk goddess in 12 seconds flat! A transformation that took Miley Cyrus nearly a decade to achieve has been compressed into mere moments in this superspeed GIF, making it clearer than ever that the pop star — who's at the top of her game — isn't afraid of a little change. 

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The once-brunette cutie turned punk-inspired beauty has been through a lot since these bright-eyed pics were taken, including a failed engagement to actor Liam Hemsworth, a career-defining haircut, and a VMAs twerk-athon heard around the world. Look, her tongue is even in her mouth in those early days! 

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Now, the 20-year-old, whose new album "Bangerz" is rocking the charts, opts for chains, piercings, black eyeliner, and ruby-red lips, as opposed to her younger self's au natural approach. But even these days, she's not always outrageous — just this week, she showed up on the red carpet wearing, you know, a whole dress and looking absolutely stunning doing so.

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