The Year in Miley

Laura Ferreiro
Yahoo Music
FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2013 file photo, Miley Cyrus performs at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center in New York. Her infamous performance on the MTV Video Music Awards, showed her twerking her way in pop culture history in a teddy bear leotard that segues to a skimpy nude bikini. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

As 2013 draws to a close, we take a look back at Miley Cyrus' craziest antics throughout the year.

Miley releases twerk-tastic "We Can't Stop" video
Miley kicked off the summer by releasing the now-infamous video for "We Can't Stop" in June. The former Disney star gyrates half naked and grabs her friends' rear ends, makes out with a giant Barbie doll, and twerks with Teddy bears. And this is just the beginning! She set the record for the most VEVO views in one day and made "twerking" a household word.

Miley shocks with VMAs performance
Miley left everyone a-gasp with her racy performance at the MTV VMAs in August. The pop star pulled out all the stops – twerking in a furry bustier, spanking her dancers' booties, touching herself with a giant foam finger, and bumping and grinding against Robin Thicke during a "Blurred Lines" duet, wagging her tongue all the while.

Miley swings naked in "Wrecking Ball" video
The Terry Richardson-directed video for "Wrecking Ball," released in September, starts off demurely with a close-up of Miley as tears stream down her cheek. But give it a few seconds, and she's seductively licking a sledgehammer and swinging on a wrecking ball in her birthday suit like she's competing for a spot in the sex Olympics.

Miley appears naked in Terry Richardson photos
Talk about NSFW. In October, Miley released a batch of provocative photos in which she uses a large beverage can as a phallic prop and hikes up her skimpy red body suit, giving herself one of the biggest wedgies ever caught on camera. This might have been shocking a year ago, but following her previous antics, it seemed almost tame.

Miley goes topless on cover of Rolling Stone
Sporting smeared black eyeliner, blingy gold chains and showing off a mid-torso dream-catcher tattoo, Miley appeared naked on the cover of Rolling Stone in October. In the accompanying interview, Cyrus responded to haters, saying, "People are like, 'Miley thinks she's a black girl, but she's got the flattest ass ever.' I'm like, I'm 108 pounds! I know!"

Miley smokes suspicious cigarette at MTV EMAs
As if one shocking VMA performance weren't enough, Miley pushed the envelope at the MTV European Music Awards in Amsterdam in November. Arriving on stage in what looked like a space suit with a bong inside it, she twerked and spanked the booty of a little person, who spanked her right back. Later, when Miley accepted an award, she took what appeared to be a joint out of her purse and said, "I couldn't fit this award in my bag, but I did find this."

Miley's naughty holiday performance
Miley proved once again that she's more naughty than nice by rounding out the year with a sexy Santa-themed performance at the KISS FM Jingle Ball in December. Wearing a sparkling red Santa-style bikini, the singer bumped and grinded, grabbed the boob cone of a little person, twerked across the stage, and spanked anybody who crossed her path. If Miley isn't careful, she'll end up with a lump of coal in her stocking!