As I read Miley Cyrus's interview in Harper's Bazaar, I had an 'ah-ha'/detective moment. I found myself nodding and talking aloud, whispering several Oh Yaa's when the article mentioned how Miley unintentionally paraphrased a Madonna quote from years back,
"It's been a year since 'I started trying to take over the world,' she says, unknowingly paraphrasing a comment that Madonna made on American Bandstand nearly three decades ago, when she herself was an over-accessorized twentysomething. (In 1984, asked by Dick Clark what her future plans were, Madonna responded, 'To rule the world.')"
Searching further, I noticed Miley and Madonna are much more similar that I'd known or given Miley credit for. Afterall, Madonna is MADONNA. And here we go: a few of the same tactics, or just similarities, Miley and Madonna used to climb the success ladder.
'Do'ing "Bad Girl" look with short, bleached hair
Madonna (1986) shown in the filming of her "Papa Don't Preach Video" and Miley in her "We Can't Stop" video
Being the Same Height
Same size, same drive. They're not the tallest. In fact, they're the same exact height, 5' 4 1/2" (According to theirIMDb bios, at least).
Creating Music Videos of Epic Proportions
In the HB article Miley mentions that she doesn't "care to do anything acting-wise." She said, "I want to make all my music videos so epic that it feels like I'm still involved with acting."-- a Madonna move. Not only have Madonna's music videos met the standard of "epic," like Miley strives for, they are among the most expensive, original, controversial and classic music videos ever. Rolling Stone listed Madonna's "Vogue" as the #2 video of all time, only second to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video.
Miley's latest, "Wrecking Ball":
Wardrobing the world
Both Miley and Madonna have (had) a clothing line in a major store. Miley's line that is no longer, was carried at Walmat. And Madonna's "Material Girl" is at Macy's.
Making a Lasting Impression at the MTV Video Music Awards
We all remember Britney and Madonna a few years back at the VMAs. Now Miley's done it, too.
Collaborating with Britney Spears
Me Against the Music was a hit collaboration with Madonna and Britney. (Yes, alluding to Britney again). It's just been revealed that Miley and Britney are working on a song for Miley's new album "Bangerz."