Miley Cyrus shaved off her eyebrows: cool, creepy, or attention seeking?

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I’ll freely admit that I feel a bit lost without the constant river of Miley Cyrus coverage, but that trainwreck has run its course for now. Hopefully I’ll find a new mess to obsess over pretty soon, but in the meantime, Miley has decided she wants some new attention too. She shaved off her eyebrows, posed alongside Miranda Kerr, and put the picture up on Instagram. What do you think? It makes her look like an alien. She’s probably going for some variety of creepy sexy alien. Gross.

In other news, Miley has been placed on “vocal rest” by her doctors. I have a theory on this. Here’s Miley’s emoji-laden tweets on the topic.

Plus a little bit of drama for good measure:

Why the sudden need to declare doctor’s orders on Miley’s part? Well she had a pretty disastrous performance over the weekend on the UK’s X-Factor show. Miley showed up in a wrinkled, gold Lanvin gown and threw on a turban. Then she sat on top of a fake sand dune and belted out “Wrecking Ball.” Girlfriend sounded ROUGH. Here’s the video evidence. I guess she’ll be lip synching on tour.

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Photos courtesy of Miley Cyrus on Instagram & WENN

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  1. Violeta says:

    …no…no no no no no no….no no no no no no no no…


  2. snark says:

    OMG if she really shaved them off and this is not the work of some strong bleach, she is gonna be SO SORRY. For life.

    • Erinn says:

      Ahahah, you’re right.
      A friend of ours older brothers talked him into shaving off his eyebrows when he was a kid. This was about 15 years ago. They still don’t look right.

    • lylaooo says:

      i liked her eyebrows!! what a dump!!!

    • BW says:

      Lana Turner shaved off her eyebrows for a part in a movie. They never grew back.

      • Aimee says:

        BW is RIGHT

      • Ange says:

        My brother accidentally burned my eyebrows off lighting a wood stove when I was about 14. I’m now 33 and still have barely any eyebrows to speak of. If I didn’t colour them in you’d barely see them! Bleached or shaved Miley is in for a world of hurt if hers don’t grow back obediently.

      • Carlye says:

        I wish i could shave my chin hair and it wouldn’t grow back!

      • theNood says:

        Give castor oil a try on your eyebrows. I am 42 and due to over plucking my left eyebrow is very sparse. I have been applying castor oil on the eyebrow area, just with my finger, and the hair has started to grow back. I can’t guarantee it will work as it doesn’t for everyone but it is worth giving it a shot.

    • Kellie says:

      They arent gone. Just attention seeking.

    • An says:

      She bleached them. You can clearly see that they’re still there.

      • hunter says:

        THANK YOU – we seem to be the only two who are physically capable of seeing this.

      • Hakura says:

        @An – Agreed. They’re not gone, just really hard to see in these pics. I think the reason so many think they’re ‘totally gone’ is because of ‘wash’ (color tone) that first pic has been edited with. I imagine Miley did that on purpose, so everyone would ‘freak out’ (OMGNOEYEBROWSOMG), because she wanted the ‘shock’ & ‘attention’ that merely bleaching them wouldn’t have gotten.

      • Tanguerita says:


      • Janel says:

        It might not be bleach. It could be make-up.

      • Happyhat says:

        They’re clearly bleached, you can see them in both pictures!!!! They’re clearly hairs on her eyebrows.

      • Shannon1972 says:

        You can get the same effect with a white oil pencil (like for Halloween makeup). It’s really easy…the brows are still there. It’s not a good look though. Maybe Miranda photoshopped them off so she would look better? ;)

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I agree, shaving can be really risky! Hopefully she just bleached them.

    • rose says:

      I was about to say maybe she Bleached it?

  3. mk says:

    Usually a cocaine fueled decision.

  4. Mel says:

    I think they’re just bleached. I feel like I can still see hair in the first pic.

    • Erinn says:

      I agree. I can still see them.
      OR she poorly photoshopped them out.

    • Zigggy says:

      I agree, you can see the hair. Looks terrible anyways, but at least she can dye them back.

    • blech says:

      Nope those are gone, what you are seeing is the lighter skin because that skin has never seen the sun. SHE IS SCREWED

      • msw says:

        You can see that her left eyebrow is still there. The hair is not flush with her skin. But it still looks stupid.

        Side note, I was not aware shaving your eyebrows could mess them up that much.

    • Dommy Dearest says:

      Agreed, you can still see them in both the pictures. She only bleached them and I say for attention. What a pathetic child.

      • Camille (TheOriginal) says:

        I vote for bleached as well. And yes, this girl is a complete idiot. Guess she had to do something ‘shocking’ again to get us all talking about her. I suppose it worked. Sigh.

      • Kiddo says:

        Maybe she just caked make-up on top of them?

      • Dommy Dearest says:

        @Camille: Yup, she already got naked so she really has nothing else to do. The only thing that is going to top that would be releasing a sex tape and even then she’s going to get the same length of fame as she got for her previous escapades. Talked about for a few weeks then it’ll drop off again.

        @Kiddo: Eh with how dark her brows were originally and the yellow coloring of them I think she dyed them. But an extreme amount of makeup could be the case as well.

    • Cristina says:

      Yep, those are bleached. You can still see them. That or it’s bad Photoshop.

    • Darlene says:

      Agreed. They are bleached, not shaved.

  5. Summer says:

    Remember when she made fun of Amanda Bynes mental illness? I hate to say it but I got a feeling that she’s going down the same road.

    • LadySlippers says:

      Yup Summer. She’s so outa control and her parents just seem to stand around only to encourage her….

    • glaugh says:

      I heard that she bleached her brows for a photoshoot.

      • Hakura says:

        @glaugh – I was thinking about that as a possibility (although it’s not at all difficult to imagine she just did it for attention, too). But I thought about her recent video with Future, where she was playing an ‘alien’ (apparently the only difference between humans & aliens is that they’re naked & have rolled around on a mountain of glitter).

        I wonder why she didn’t bleach her brow then? She’d have even had a ‘built-in-excuse’ for a ‘bad fashion’ decision.

  6. Moiselle says:

    Too funny. My vote goes to Attention Seeking.

  7. Tracy says:

    Both creepy and attention seeking.

  8. Dimebox says:

    She looks like she has alopecia or is terminal. The growing out phase will be terrible.

  9. deehunny says:

    really? I thought in the pic it looked like they were covered with makeup more than shaved off.

  10. glaugh says:

    They are clearly bleached/colored.

    Not a good look either way

  11. gogoGorilla says:

    Jeez. She looks like she’s about 8. Was this recommended by pedo friend Terry Richardson, maybe?

    It looks seriously awful, but I agree they may be bleached out rather than shaved off. But still… it’s just a big no.

    • msw says:

      I was gonna say 4. It’s amazing how childish she looks, in more than one way.

    • itstrue says:

      Yeah, I was thinking the same thing…that creepy baby thing she said. And here she is trying to look like a grown baby. So strange.

      • annie says:

        Yep, at 20 I was doing everything I could to appear grown up/mature, not doing little girl poses. The hell?

    • Sunny daze says:

      I actually think she looks a lot like an Olsen in the first pic ….but no, those brows are likely heavily covered by makeup,even bleaching would have a little discoloration (usually a yellowish tint) that would show prominently as an outline .

  12. blue marie says:

    When you perform on those kinds of shows, do you get to pick your stage design? Whoever chose that gets a fail.

    It looks like she bleached her eyebrows since there is still a shape to them. Close to Miranda’s face it looks like a bit of brow hair. Anyway, back in the day when I thought I could handle it I tried plucking my eyebrows but I always gapped them (thought I would get better at it with time, yeah, not so much)

    • Hakura says:

      @Blue – Oh God, the trials of messing with one’s eyebrows… When I was in 9th grade, I decided to try making my ‘arch’ a little more exaggerated, since thats’ what everyone else was doing… (I should note – I was very lucky in this department to start with, & already naturally had perfect eyebrows).

      Man, you don’t f*ck with your eyebrows. I only plucked maybe 3 tiny hairs… It changed the way my *whole face* looked (to me, at least), & everytime I saw my reflection, THAT was where my eyes went. It was pretty traumatic xD NEVER AGAIN.

  13. missmerry says:

    nobody cares if she shaved them or not…

    or at least, can we not care anymore?

    …yeah, she could have photoshopped it…either way…nobody cares…

  14. Stacy says:

    Her eyebrows are bleached not shaved off if you in lager the pictures you can see the hair.

    My guess is that she put a filter on the pictures to make her bleached eyebrows look like they are not there, for media attention.

    I hope she knows all of these media attention stunts she pulls are only going to make people loose interest in her sooner.

  15. Side-Eye says:

    I just want to leave this here for no other reason that the only sort of good thing I can say about this creature is that I prefer this version of the song:

  16. bns says:


    I don’t even have the energy to laugh at her anymore.

    • Leila In Wunderland says:

      That was my thought too. Boring. Do something interesting, Miley.

      Her eyebrows are still there. They’re just colored lighter. She probably thinks they’ll look better with her blonde hair, but they won’t.

  17. lucy2 says:

    Are we sure? Maybe Miranda just photoshopped them off to make herself look better, as is her habit, apparently.

  18. chicagogurl says:

    Michael K will lose his shit when he finds out.

  19. BeckyR says:

    Miley is one butt ugly girl. Brows on or off, tongue in or out, it doesn’t matter. She is plenty homely.

    • hiddlesgirl85 says:

      + 1!

    • Julianna says:

      No, she’s not. She’s annoying as heck but anyone can see she has a beautiful face. You don’t have to lie to diss her, there’s plenty of things you can say that are true.

      • Estella says:

        Yes, she is. She looks like someone hit her in the face with a frying pan.

      • lavinia says:

        Or a smacked on the ground pie face. Sorry, she ain’t pretty.

      • Stacy says:

        Just because you think she pretty doesn’t mean everyone else has to.

      • Dommy Dearest says:

        She looked better prior to her new urban white girl look. The hair is god awful. And her face just looks like it’s pulled too tight now. I don’t think she got a face lift but she’s injecting things into her face or drinking too much. She looks puffy while being stretched. How she looks now: No, not pretty in the slightest.

  20. serena says:

    F-king creepy!

  21. littlestar says:

    It looks like they are bleached to me, they are still kind of fuzzy like there’s hair there. Regardless, if she did this for attention, she must have used up all of her “good” gimmicks now and is really stretching with this.

    • Jaded says:

      Madonna did it too, back in the early nineties when she was trying to be the new Marlene Dietrich. This is so old and derivative.

  22. Jaded says:

    All I can think of is if she starts wearing a pink wig….watch out. And don’t give her a baseball bat!

  23. blech says:

    There is a Justin Bieber/ Miranda Kerr joke in here somewhere I am just to tired to find it.

  24. yeahright says:

    I think Miranda must have photoshopped them out because hers look bigger.

  25. hiddlesgirl85 says:

    Gross. Her tongue looks heavily coated in that last photo. Why on Earth does she not brush her tongue, knowing full well that she will stick it out? Geebus. Actually, why wouldn’t she just brush her tongue at all? That is basic oral hygiene …

    And it does look like her eyebrows are just bleached, not shaved off. (That news is also all over the web now.)

  26. Hannah says:

    Definitely bleached, not shaved. Look here (with Lily Allen):

  27. swack says:

    Seems as if everything Miley does lately is attention seeking. Maybe she should lay off smoking (both weed and ciggies) and her voice would not be so damaged as to need a rest.

  28. Elephant says:

    Am I the only one who thinks that performance was actually quite good, despite the tragic stage design? The stage looks like it time traveled from eastern Europe of early 90s, but the singing is ok, sounds just like the radio version to me.

    • INeedANap says:

      No, it was pretty good. I think she has a good voice, and if she sounds a bit wobbly live it’s because with this generation’s over-reliance on autotuning, they don’t work as much on their voice work. I think she might need some help from a vocal coach just to clean it up.

    • shump says:

      No, I was just scrolling down to say I didn’t think the performance was bad. ESPECIALLY for a UK X Factor sort of thing. I’ve heard much worse live performances of much easier to sing songs.

  29. Merritt says:

    I think it is bleach or they are covered in foundation or other makeup. You can still see them.
    As usual for Miley this is a desperate bid for attention.

  30. Maggie says:

    There is a product called hair mascara that you can use to give yourself blond hair, blond highlights. There is also colored hair spray to do the same thing.

  31. Yelly says:

    She looks like she’s dying.

  32. Virgilia Coriolanus says:

    She sounded awful in that performance.

    Meh, on her eyebrows.

  33. raya says:

    She looks like she’s falling off of the Gluten Free/Yoga wagon. Yay sandwiches!

  34. Quinn says:

    I can’t decide if she’s manic or just a fame whore. Hard to tell the difference at this point.

  35. Jayna says:

    I guess she’s been watching Madonna videos .

  36. Ruyana says:

    Why, or why, does she keep working to be even LESS attractive?

  37. dorothy says:

    What’s with Miranda Kerr? Why is she trolling with Miley? Would have thought Kerr wouldn’t have known better. On second thought maybe not. Kerr’s gotten to where she’ll do anything for a photo op.

  38. Lilo says:

    Attention seeking? No way!
    They’re bleached anyways, as if she would actually do something really daring.

    And please…keep your tongue in your mouth, ffs.

  39. Axis2ClusterB says:

    SIGH. Shaved, bleached, whatever. She makes me TIRED.

  40. Lara Morgana says:

    What a loser.

  41. N says:

    Looks like she is trying to copy the girl from the South African band die antwoord

  42. Sassy says:

    Definitely bleached not shaved. She makes me tired. And stabby.

  43. Whitney says:

    Wait, did she shave them or just bleach them? Because the only person the shaved eyebrow look works for is 70s-era David Bowie, whom Miley is most definitely not.

  44. Madriani's Girl says:

    It’s called chain-smoking cigarettes and smoking weed, Miley. Get a clue.

  45. tessy says:

    I don’t think she even bleached them, just troweled some makeup over them.

    Why isn’t that tongue blurred out? I hope this isn’t a new trend here, its gross.

  46. Norman says:

    The self destruction continues.

  47. Sachi says:


    Weirdly enough the lack of eyebrows don’t look as creepy on her. It just looks like she put makeup on it. Maybe if she was bald and no eyebrows, it would be really bizarre.

  48. mzizkristen says:

    Britney shaved her head during HER meltdown. Miley’s shaved off her eyebrows. Didn’t Amanda Bynes also shave some part of her head, too? hmmmmmmmm

  49. JM says:

    The only positive thing I can say is this picture made me want to dust off and watch Pink Floyd’s The Wall.

  50. LahdidahBaby says:

    How sad and stupid! Miley’s eyebrows–as I’ve even said here before–are (were) her best facial feature. They were strong, dominant, and really exquisite. I always try to defend Miley against a lot of the puritanical judgments that come down on her for everything she does (excluding the tongue, which is gross), but I won’t defend her for this aesthetic stupidity. She has just erased the best and most expressive part of her otherwise-ordinary face. I take this as evidence that she has no objective awareness of herself (which, duh, is not exactly news). I guess next she’ll destroy her pretty-much perfect body with implants.

    • Nina W says:

      Why bring Puritans into it? I find her behavior obnoxious and I’m no Puritan. If you can recognize the tongue thing as over the top how can you fail to see the rest of this asinine behavior is just as offensive?

      • Leila In Wunderland says:

        The people who are worked up about her clothing choices and dance moves are showing themselves to be puritanical, rather than choosing to live and let live when it comes to how other people do or don’t choose to dress and dance. Few things say tolerant and open-minded less than trying to force modesty on people. But the eyebrow thing has nothing to do with that stuff.

      • LadidahBaby says:

        I agree Leila–I’m uber-weary of people imposing their morals on other people’s choices when they’re not hurting anyone. And yeah, I agree that the eyebrow thing has nothing to do with that morality and judgment issue…which is why I differentiated it as an aesthetic one. I guess all I’m saying is that in erasing her eyebrows (with bleach, clearly – good thing, as shaving them could have messed them up forever since brows often don’t grow back in as they were), she is removing one of her most striking facial features. It was a superficial observation on my part, all about looks–not a moral one. I just think Miley is experimenting with herself in lots of ways, and this one (as with the tongue) ain’t workin. That was all I meant. That, and that I’m up to here with the moralists imposing their tightass standards on people they don’t like or are jealous of, and being pretty laissez-faire with those they do like.

  51. Dommy Dearest says:

    She looks like Gaga in that first picture.

    • LadidahBaby says:

      Everyone looks the same without eyebrows–case in point, James Holmes, the psycho Aurora movie shooter. That’s why I think it was so stupid of Miley to erase her brows, no matter how she did it (and in this case, it’s clearly a bleach job)–it removes much of the distinction and personality from any face.

  52. lbeees says:

    I’m not really a fan, but I think she sounds pretty good. Not terrible.

  53. lalalalalalala says:

    They’re definitely just bleached. You can still see their outline/the hair against Miranda’s cheekbone.

  54. jellyfish says:

    I saw this on Miranda’s instagram and I was like damn she photoshopped Miley’s eyebrows off to make hers like better hahah. Did not imagine Miley would shave them off…

  55. Rux says:

    She did NOT shave them off…..I saw this trick in Kevyn Aucoin’s Book “Making Faces”. He is famous for his make up capabilities. Also, he grew up in my hometown: and I have seen this trick from him for Halloween.

    • Dommy Dearest says:

      I LOVED his ‘Face Forward’ book
      I copied quite a few of his looks in there.
      RIP Kevyn Aucoin!

      • Rux says:

        I forget about that book….I “heart” him so much he taught me how to use make up….not Kardashian style. So sad he passed.

      • Dommy Dearest says:

        Same here actually /:
        His makeup was beautiful and taught you to enhance your beauty rather than pulling the Kardashian style haha

  56. lipsticktraces says:

    There is a TINY probability that she is referencing Antonio Lopez’ work from the 1970s — MAC has a new Antonio Lopez collection, so maybe that’s where she found it:
    I’m hoping the company isn’t going to start giving her money to rep it, however…

  57. kitty-bye says:

    Lil fuzzy caterpillars are still there :) She is fortunate to have such great eyebrows, well defined etc.
    Being blond I usually feel like mine are invisible in comparison to beautiful dark eyebrows.

  58. Ally8 says:

    At this point, with this chick (she actually looks like a chick), “attention-seeking” is a given.

    I wish someone would lock her, Gaga, Kanye, and James Franco in a room so they could showily out-pretentious each other to death, And Then There Were None style.

  59. Asdfg says:

    Really? I wonder what she was thinking when she decided to color her brows. “Dis wyll luuk dop3″?

  60. homegrrrrl says:

    another 90′s trend…I waxed mine really thin and bleached them. I’m 45 and they
    are just now grown back with the help of some very expensive latisse. I have looked
    quizzical and confused for many decades thanks to this notSoBright idea.

  61. MonkSolo says:

    Miley’s such a rebel lol

  62. Blackbetty says:


  63. Mew says:

    I think they are just bleached.