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Miley Cyrus gets the chop

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Daisy Dumas

Miley Cyrus sports a daring new hairdo.

Miley Cyrus sports a daring new hairdo.

Miley! You've shrugged off your girl-next-door innocence overnight.

The Southern songstress, who is engaged to Aussie actor Liam Hemsworth, has gone for quite the image makeover, lopping off her long brunette locks and opting for a daring platinum-blonde pixie cut.

The style is a far cry from the star's more famous sweetly demure look and includes shaved undercut sides. Matched with a barbed-wire necklace and nose ring, the Nashville girl beams in a set of images posted on Twitter.

Cyrus says she feels "pretty" with the 'do.

Cyrus says she feels "pretty" with the 'do.

The goddaughter to Tennessee poster-girl Dolly Parton has undergone something of an epiphany, according to comments attached to the tweeted photographs revealing the new look.

"Never felt more me in my whole life ❤" writes Cyrus in one caption, while another is equally effusive: "❤❤❤ feeling so happy in my skin".

The pictures have been re-tweeted over 20,000 times and yet another tweet by the 19-year-old defends the inevitable opinionated backlash: "if you don't have something nice to say don't say anything at all. my hair is attached to my head no one else's and it's going bye bye :)"

Miley as we used to know her.

Miley as we used to know her.

The Last Song actress and current Marie Claire US cover girl became engaged to Hemsworth, 22, in May. The young couple have defended their decision to tie the knot at a young age, Cyrus opening up to the magazine: "Life is too short not to be with the person you want to be with.

"I don’t really care about the wedding or the piece of paper as much as I do the promise we’ve made to each other. And we want to have a long engagement."

Her fans, predictably, have much to weigh in on that topic, too.

40 comments

  • looks good

    Commenter
    Mercury
    Date and time
    August 13, 2012, 7:52PM
    • I only clicked on this article due to the misleading headline. My Bad.

      Commenter
      Ray
      Date and time
      August 13, 2012, 8:52PM
      • Nice to see the bananarama haircut back tho

        Commenter
        retro
        Date and time
        August 14, 2012, 8:39AM
      • Clicking on the wrong article doesn't mean you have to comment. And you certainly don't have to use the ridiculous phrase, 'my bad'.

        Commenter
        trooper
        Location
        Sa Kaeo, Thailand.
        Date and time
        August 14, 2012, 9:43AM
      • Don't worry Ray, I got it.

        Commenter
        Reverse Concave Spoon
        Date and time
        August 14, 2012, 3:09PM
    • She looks amazing and I have some serious hair envy.

      Commenter
      mandy
      Date and time
      August 13, 2012, 9:09PM
      • Love the new look! Very edgy!

        Commenter
        Asynca
        Date and time
        August 13, 2012, 9:27PM
        • Likewise. Sharp, edgy, young, sassy - just gorgeous.

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          sassyshortie
          Location
          crows nest
          Date and time
          August 14, 2012, 10:45AM
      • good on you miley - she looks more like a regular person and more HOllywood. I cant imagine how awful it would be that a website on teh other side of the planet is interested in your hairstyle, and even randoms like me log in and comment. I had better go and find myself a life now...oh, look big brother is on.. haha!!

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        PERSON
        Location
        melbourne
        Date and time
        August 13, 2012, 10:54PM
        • hahahahahaha

          Commenter
          gelk
          Date and time
          August 14, 2012, 9:27AM

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