In the days leading up to the show, VMA executive producer Garrett English told Entertainment Weekly that this year's host had "pretty free rein," which Cyrus demonstrated in her opening monologue by attempting to beat Ellen DeGeneres' Oscar picture with her own crazy Instagram selfie.
DeGeneres' picture had pretty much every famous actor you could think of, so Cyrus had to pull out all the stops for hers. Actors Ike Barinholtz and Andy Samberg helped Cyrus brainstorm the selfie, which included pretty much every random thing you can think of: There were Bollywood dancers, people wearing green and even someone with a cat mask on. It was all kinds of ridiculous.
The most surprising thing about the photo is perhaps that Cyrus actually had clothes on. The singer has been teasing that she'd be sans clothes on the show, and even took a revealing selfie the morning of the awards.
Keep on shining, Miley.
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