Miley Cyrus, better known as “Hannah Montana” to millions of young fans, had the ears of 10,000 screaming kids at the popular Kids Choice Awards on March 29. Millions more were watching on Nickelodeon, the children’s television network.
The Disney Channel actress and singer didn’t miss the opportunity to share the source of her immense talent. After accepting awards for favorite female singer and television actress, she thanked her family, agent, manager, “and my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”
Talking about her faith publicly is nothing new for the 15–year–old megastar, whose “Hannah Montana” concert tour last year was one of the hottest events in the world.
Cyrus was quoted in USA Today last year as saying her faith is “the main thing” and the reason why she performs.
“That’s kind of why I’m, like, here in Hollywood—to be like a light, a testimony to say God can take someone from Nashville and make me this, but it’s His will that made this happen,” she said.
Cyrus also told the newspaper that she was reading Girl Talk With God, a book about a teen girl and her conversations with God.
Cyrus and her best friend and backup singer, Mandy Jiroux, also talked about Christ on a YouTube.com video channel called “The Miley and Mandy Show.” Viewers posted questions to the girls, and they responded with everything from their favorite color (blue) to whether they had boyfriends (no).
When asked if they were Christians, Cyrus enthusiastically responded, “YES! We love Jesus! Happy Easter, by the way. He died for our sins. That’s how AWESOME He is! Jesus ROCKS! I sing, act, and dance for Jesus. Now that I think about it, I do everything for Jesus. We do YouTube videos for Jesus. We’re all about it.”
During an appearance on the “Oprah Winfrey Show” last November, Cyrus said her church was a source of strength for her, and she also quoted Scripture.
When asked to name her favorite Bible verse, Cyrus quoted Ephesians 6:10–11: “Finally, my brother, come close to the Lord for if you put on the full armor of God you can stand against the wiles of a devil.”