The outspoken star was awarded the title after committing to a vegan lifestyle and sharing details of her dairy-free and meat-free diet with fans through social media.
Cyrus, 22, who once captioned an Instagram photo “So many good plants/fruits/veggies to eat you ain’t gottttta eat dead animals,” was chosen over stars like Ariana Grande, Ellie Goulding and Prince for the animal rights organization’s award.
In her recent Paper Magazine cover story, wherein she poses with her pig Bubba Sue, the “Adore You” singer revealed that she’s adopted the vegan culture.
The singer told the magazine that she’s ready to be held “accountable” by her fans.
The “We Can’t Stop” singer’s vegan attitude even extends to fish. The star publicly grieved the loss of her blowfish Pablow, even penning a ballad for her late pet in May.
“On Saturday night we all went out to eat / But I can never decide so someone chose sushi / I got soup and I ordered rice / But watching my friends eat my friend ruined my appetite,” some of the lyrics read.
Cyrus, whose little sister Noah has posed for the organization, is a well-known animal lover and has a bevy of pets in addition to Bubba Sue, including several dogs and a kitten.
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Cyrus, meanwhile, is focusing her efforts on the fight for equality with her new Happy Hippie Presents #InstaPride project. The portrait series, in collaboration with Instagram, is designed to increase awareness and acceptance of people across the gender spectrum.
The campaign’s photos feature real Americans opening up about their personal gender identities.