Born Destiny Hope Cyrus, my sunny personality soon changed my name to Miley at home. My father, country star and actor Billy Ray Cyrus, nicknamed my "Miley" because I am "always full of smiles". Now every Disney Channel lover knows me as Miley Cyrus, the star of Disney's newest original show: Hannah Montana, where I play a regular girl called Miley Stewart who has a secret double life as the biggest singing superstar of tv. It took a lot to me to earn the role of Disney's new tv queen. "All this hard work I've done my entire life is about to pay off. I'm not recalling only the audition callback which started with 1000 girls, but the dedication i've put into singing and acting for years. Daughter of a counrty star who crossed over tv,I have been taking parts as extras in my Dad's shows since forever, and most recently cast for an episode in his drama series "Doc", aswell as the role of Ruthie in "Big Fish" at age eight. Singing and playing the guitar have been a huge part of my life too. I assure I have written over 100 songs already. In fact, one of them will be featured in Hannah Montana. I am now recording one new song per episode so that I will make over 20 songs by the end of the season, however, no soundtrack has been confirmed yet. When I was asked about the soundtrack,I stated by now the goal is making the best show possible plus there will be a Hannah Montana soundtrack over the summer, "or a Miley Cyrus album" I added. Soundtrack or not, I will certainly be releasing an album sooner or later.I am signed with Hollywood Records for a four-album record deal. Gary Marsh, Disney Channel entertainment president said they chose me for the role of Hannah Montana because they saw a girl who has this natural ebullience and love every minute of her life, which shows in my demeanor and performance. When Im not performing, I enjoy the company of my five siblings, Christopher, Braison Chance, Brandi, Trace and Noah Lindsey, and my dog Loco who lives with me in Los Angeles. The rest of my dogs, cats, horses, chickens and cows had to stay at their Nashville, Tennessee home when they moved to LA last December 2005 to start the filming. I had to say goodbye to my whole-life friends, so my new lifestyle also includes long hours on the phone plus the LA need: shopping. "I'm a big shoe person. Sometimes I'll be punky, the next day I'll be preppy. Every day after work, my mom and I go shopping. My dad is about to kill me. I say, 'We need it, daddy!'" My hobbies include my job: dancing, cheerleading, singing, playing the guitar and writing music.As soon as I step on that stage, nothing matters. I don't think of it as work. It's just so much fun."