She really did have the best of both worlds. I'm not going to pretend I didn't watch this on a regular basis, even though I was certainly too old to still be watching Disney Channel when it aired.
The secret pop star and her close knit groups of friends and family have been busy since their days in Malibu.
From Pop to Punk
Miley Cyrus probably had the most dramatic transition of any Disney Channel star ever. From innocent Hannah Montana to her now self-described "white trash and Chanel" self, she's been making headlines for her music, style and relationships. Personally, I'm glad she escaped the mold of sweet Disney Channel stars and is doing her own thing.
Okay, I can't find pictures of Jason Earles then and now because he was already SUPER OLD when he starred on the show. A 30-year-old playing a teenager just seems wrong to me, but I guess he pulled it off. Despite being older than everyone else on Disney Channel, Earles continued to start in Disney shows after Hannah Montana ended. Now, he's married with children (finally acting his age).
Now a D-List Celeb
Emily Osment went from Hannah Montana's trusty sidekick to thestar of her own ABC Family show, Young & Hungry. She plays a young adult living on her own in San Francisco, which sounds like the plot of every ABC Family original series, but that's okay, I wish her the best.
Teen Gets Tatted
Thankfully Mitchel Musso has gotten a hair cut since Hannah Montana! He has also stayed true to his Disney Channel roots, starring in a couple of other Disney shows and writing music for Radio Disney. Less Disney Channel-esque are his tattoos, which he has become sort of well known for.
Star of Sharknado (the sequel)
Billy Ray Cyrus has since grown more facial hair than that tiny goatee he sported throughout Hannah Montana. He has also continued his solid acting career with appearances in classics like Sharknado 2: The Second One.