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Here's what you need to know about Miley Cyrus' new bestie

By Danielle Anderson
Updated July 09, 2015 11:30 AM
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Stella Maxwell is suddenly making headlines as a member of Miley Cyrus‘ inner circle – especially after the duo were spotted kissing recently.

Here are some fun facts about the statuesque model:

1. She’s a Victoria’s Secret Angel.
Though she marched in last year’s runway show, Maxwell was just named an official Angel this year and couldn’t be happier. “VS is a family,” she recently told V Magazine. “Everyone loves each other.”

2. She met Miley through Instagram.
“We met through Grindr,” the model joked to the magazine. “We met through mutual friends via Instagram, which is where Cheyne contacted me about taking some photos. It’s been a trip to hang out and see a little of their world. Felt very organic and right.”

3. She is a citizen of the world.
Maxwell was born in Belgium to Irish parents and was raised in New Zealand. She currently splits her time between Los Angeles and New York.

4. She shares Miley’s love for animals.
One look at Maxwell’s Instagram and you know she’s not just a people person, she’s an animal lover too. She even referred to these little kitties as her “besties.”

5. She also shares Miley’s passion for equal rights.
On the day of the Supreme Court’s historic ruling legalizing gay marriage in all 50 states, Maxwell posted a snap from a 2012 protest for equal rights.