The teen star and her BFF Mandy Jiroux kick their online dance battle up a notch

By Michelle Tan
June 11, 2008 11:50 AM

Miley Cyrus has enlisted her musically-inclined celeb pals for her latest YouTube video featuring her dance posse, the M&M Cru, and her BFF Mandy Jiroux. The video is the latest response to the ACDC dance crew’s April 10 call for the “biggest online dance battle in YouTube history.” The ACDC group is led by Step Up 2 director Jon Chu and star Adam Sevani.

The video’s celeb cameos include You Don’t Mess with The Zohan‘s Emmanuelle Chriqui, former NSYNC member Joey Fatone, illusionist David Blaine and Ryan Seacrest.

Cyrus and Jiroux kick off the video with a ride in a helicopter emblazoned with the M&M Cru logo. The 100-member crew then takes over L.A. hotspot Boulevard3, where they perform a series of street dance routines. Cyrus also shows off her impressive cheerleading skills with an aerial twist about 14 feet in the air.

“The next morning she sent me a message showing me a picture of her knees because she had bruises from learning the breaking routine we did,” says choreographer Teresa Espinosa. “There were bruises all up and down her leg … [but] she was so excited. She was killing it!”

Given her busy schedule, Miley’s only free day to shoot the 10-minute video, directed by Cole Walliser, was on May 11, which meant one star had to drop out of the fun. “Nicole Richie wanted to be a part of it and we wanted her baby [Harlow] to be a part of it but it was Mother’s Day!” says Espinosa.