As part of Billboard's Fan Army Face-Off 2015, we've asked people to write about what being part of the fandom means to them. Read below for an essay from one of Miley Cyrus' fans, who are called the Smilers.
One word could describe us very well: "transition." Smilers have been there since 2006, and the fans have changed along with Miley Cyrus -- starting from something as sweet as Hannah Montana to something as explosive as Miley is today. Miley also taught us that we shouldn't be afraid to show who we really are, to be true to ourselves and to help people (like Miley helps the youth LGBT community with the Happy Hippie Foundation).