Whether you loved or loathed it, approved of her twerking or not, Miley Cyrus did one thing right besides make history with her MTV Video Music Awards performance: She displayed a seriously high level of body confidence. You do have to hand it to her for having the courage to get up on a stage and do her thing — body image issues were definitely not holding her back. I know I would certainly not be comfortable ripping off my clothes, baring nude-colored undergarments in front of millions. These are the reasons I’m not in show business (besides my lack of twerking talent); I’d never be able to get up and do that and wait for the criticism to roll in!
Whether you like Miley’s new self or not, she’s certainly not apologizing for it. Call her crazy, but you certainly also have to call her confident — which brings me to my favorite celebrity confidence moments of all time …
After being criticized for weight gain, Lady Gaga posted stripped-down images of herself on her website to get the conversation rolling about eating disorders. The singer, who captioned the photo “Bulimia and anorexia since I was 15” made it known that she didn’t look kindly upon body image criticism.