Former teen idol Donny Osmond profiled Miley Cyrus for this year's Time 100, a list of the most influential people in the world. Written before the Miley Cyrus Vanity Fair uproar and before the MIley Cyrus bra shot controversy, it is eerily prescient.
Within three to five years, Miley will have to face adulthood. Fans grow up, and their youthful interests quickly dissolve. Her challenge will be overcoming the Hannah Montana stereotype. Miley's fans are not thinking about the fact that she will grow up too. As she does, she'll want to change her image, and that change will be met with adversity. It's next to impossible to fight, embrace, use or love your image. Trust me. I've seen this all play out before; it's the same ball game, just different players in a different time.
But Miley has an amazing support team. She seems to have good Christian values, with parents (including dad Billy Ray) teaching her important life lessons. She has management that has seen this phenomenon through before--Jim Morey's company--Jim managed me during my Puppy Love days. I hope Miley enjoys every minute of this brief experience before her inevitable reinvention takes place. It's going to make a fascinating book someday. I'll read it.
Read the whole Miley Cyrus Time 100 profile and see the rest of the winners soon.