One of the biggest challenges in life is growing up. This can be made even more difficult when you are an A-list celebrity. Miley Ray Cyrus has been in the public spotlight for many years and has had many hit songs and, of course, her very popular TV show. But being a celebrity also means having people watching your every move, good and bad. This is why it is significant that Miley has been "growing up green."
Everyone knows that Cyrus's Hannah Montana has been one of the biggest teen hits in recent decades. But few know how the actress/singer has been using that fame to give back to charities. Miley has everything going for her: great voice, fame, cuteness and a great personality.
She also is known for giving a lot to charity. One dollar from every concert ticket is given to City of Hope, which works on cancer treatment development. While on the face that does not seem like a lot, if you consider the millions of tickets sold that is a whole lot of money. She has been helping thousands of people. Not bad for an 18-year old. (The youthful Jonas Brothers also support the foundation.) Miley is also known for working with the Libby Ross Foundation, which helps with breast cancer research.
Try emulating her by donating 10 dollars of every paycheck. After one year, you will have given $260 to charity. This money could go a long way. If every American gave $10 a paycheck to charity, that would be $80,600,000,000. With money being tight for all, an extra $80 billion goes a very long way.
Miley Ray Cyrus is as cute as a button and she keeps her figure by watching what she eats and wears. Miley is a vegetarian. She also is starting an eco-friendly clothing line. Going green is not just a phrase it is a song, literally. Miley a few year back wrote a song called "Wake Up America." Even as a teenager, she seemed to have a knack to use her status to help educate. If you ever get a chance to see her, you may catch her driving her gas-friendly Smart car. Smart car and a smart green girl.
Cyrus is a celebrity that could be emulated. Vegetarian, green driver and all-around green charity giver, she is becoming the green go-to girl. My prediction: Miley will continue to gain in popularity and use it for good.
-Jackie Woods covers Hollywood for GreatGreenIdea.com, a site that is dedicated to healthy living and the green world.
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