Girl crush: Miley Cyrus
Apart from having a badass voice, Miley Cyrus is an ambassador for veganism and sustainable fashion to no less than her 75 million instagram followers as starters. Thus, there is something about Miley that I relate to very very strongly. Maybe is has to do with my newfound commitment to a vegan lifestyle, maybe with her commitment for spreading the message that making clothes does not need to cause suffering in order for you to look stunning, or maybe with the fact she had to break it off with her finance Liam Hemsworth in order for them both to grow as individuals and truly find themselves. Any similarities with people and events not intended. They got back together by the way.
I must have first followed Miley in 2013 around the time Wrecking Ball came out to see what the fuss is all about, after she was proclaimed one of the most followed people on Instagram. I didn't take me long to unfollow though because shortly after I had enough of all the tongue sticking out going on. The truth of the matter is, seems at the time Miley was trying by all means to get away from the Disney character image she became poplilar for, looking to find her own voice, and meanwhile heavily smoking weed in her own words. She has gone a long way since though.
Miley has now undergone a massive transformation to come to a place where she is more real than ever and more than ever herself and "solid as her own being", which she couldn't have done growing up and being attached to another person. I find it amazing that she uses her reach on social media and any chance she gets to talk about the problems in the fashion industry, sustainable fashion and being kind to animals and the planet by leading a vegan lifestyle. Last year she also tied the knot with veganism by getting the V for vegan-shaped tattoo pictured below.
Sustainable fashion still has a rather low popularity on the red carpet, but with people using their voices to spread the message that you can be stylish and sustainable all at the same time, like Miley Cyrus and fashion designer Stella McCartney, whose stunning dress (pictured below) Miley wore at the 2018 MET Gala, we are getting there. Thank you Miley!
And don't even get me started on her love for animals and the bunch of pups she has at home, her promoting the #adoptdontshop initiative and organisations such as @beaglefreedom, that save animals from inhumane animal testing labs.
And to finish with, here is one of my favourite Miley Cyrus performances (song by Miley's aunt Dolly Parton). I don't know about you but as for me, don't need any more reasons to be heavily girl-crushing here.