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The show is celebrating its 15th anniversary.

By Christopher Luu
Mar 24, 2021 @ 2:42 pm
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It may feel like an entire lifetime ago, but Disney Channel's Hannah Montana premiered 15 years ago. In that decade and a half, the world got four seasons, a movie, a tour, and more Miley Cyrus personas than anyone can keep track of — and it all started with Miley Stewart and her pop-star alter ego, Hannah Montana. To commemorate the show's anniversary, Cyrus wrote a letter to her character, thanking Hannah Montana (the show and the actual persona) for giving her everything she has now.

Cyrus posted the letter to Instagram and Twitter, complete with Hannah Montana-themed stationery, stickers, and all.

Hannah Montana "It's The End of The Jake As We Know It"
Credit: Eric McCandless / Contributor

Cyrus thanks her father and other co-stars, including Mitchel Musso, Emily Osment, and Jason Earles. She even dedicated the song "Wherever I Go" to Hannah. It's a sweet touch for fans, who'll remember it was the very last song by "teen pop sensation Hannah Montana."

"We had an equal exchange in which you provided a superlative amount of fame in return for the anonymity I could gift to you," Cyrus wrote. "But a lot has changed since then. You were like a rocket that flew me to the moon + never brought me back down."

Cyrus's letter also included a few other memorable moments, such as how she got her period for the first time while she was on set (and wearing white capri pants), falling in love for the first time — though she doesn't mention any names specifically — and how much her family sacrificed for her to take the role. 

"I am indebted not only to you Hannah but to any + everyone who believed in me from the beginning. You have all my loyalty and the deepest appreciation until the end," the letter continued. Cyrus also offered her gratitude to "Disney's entire team, all fellow cast members, special guests, crew, agents + managers. ESPECIALLY my mommy who took me to every lesson + audition even when it required leaving town or making a cross-country move which my siblings so selflessly underwent."

In honor of the show's milestone, Twitter verified Hannah Montana's official account.

"Nice to hear from you @MileyCyrus," Montana's very first tweet reads. "It's only been a decade."