The Cyrus family loves a good photo op

Suzy Byrne
Editor, Yahoo Entertainment & Lifestyle

The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards were a family affair for Miley Cyrus. A performer and nominee, the “Malibu” singer was flanked by her famous fam: from left, mama Tish, little sis Noah, daddy Billy Ray, and half-sister Brandi. (Trace and Braison must have been busy.) The fam’s pose game was strong, but it always is. Let’s look back at some of their best photo ops…

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2017 MTV VMAs

While there were no wins for the Cyrus crew at the MTV VMAs on Aug. 27, the family was in a jovial mood for the big show, which saw Noah and tongue-tied Miley nominated (Best New Artist and Best Pop Video, respectively) and the “Younger Now” singer performing in her Elvis-like ensemble. Tish and Billy Ray, who are happy together despite relationship difficulties through the years, were proud of their girls, and Brandi was supporting her very fashionable little sisters. (Photo: Christopher Polk/MTV1617/Getty Images for MTV)

2017 Billboard Music Awards

The fivesome was also front and center at the Billboard Music Awards on May 21. Miley was there to perform “Malibu,” and she was introduced by Billy Ray and Noah, who quipped that her big sis was wearing pants “for the first time in years.” It was a big family moment, we guess. (Photo: Kevin Mazur/BBMA2017/Getty Images for dcp)

2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards

In March, Miley was playing the role of supportive sister when Noah took to the stage for her debut performance at the iHeartRadio Music Awards. Not only did the future Mrs. Liam Hemsworth introduce her sis, but she held up an “I love Noah Cyrus” sign in the audience. They also posed, along with mom and dad, for photographers. (Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

2015 MTV VMAs

Even though Miley was practically naked at the 2015 MTV VMAs, it didn’t deter her family from rallying around in support. The evening’s host — wearing this racy number — posed with her crew (from left, Tish, brother Braison, Noah, Billy Ray, and Brandi) backstage. (Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

2009 charity event

Most of the family was behind the 2009 launch of the Lollipops and Rainbows Foundation, a charity started by Miley’s Hannah Montana: The Movie co-star Emily Grace Reaves. Glammed up for the event were, from left, Brandi, Billy Ray, Tish, Noah, Miley, and Braison. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

2008 American Music Awards

At the 2008 American Music Awards, Miley had some stand-ins for her sisters. She was surprised with a cake for her 16th birthday — and Julianne Hough, Jordin Sparks, and Ashley Tisdale joined the photo op with Miley and her parents. (Photo: Michael Buckner/Getty Images for AMA)

2007 Miley Cyrus concert

There’s Trace! Miley’s rocker bro joined the fam way back in 2007 for Miley’s free concert celebrating the DVD release of Hannah Montana: Pop Star Profile. He’s rarely been snapped with them since. (Photo: Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)


They’ve been posing strong for years. In 2012, Miley shared this throwback of the gang before Noah had even arrived on the scene. “Awkward family photos. Look billyraycyrus always giving face!” she captioned the pic of, from left, Braison, Trace, Billy, Brandi, Miley, and Tish. They’ve come a long way, but they had it even back then. (Photo: Miley Cyrus via Twitter)