Miley Cyrus has always had a body lots of girls would kill for. When she stepped out at the People’s Choice Awards looking extra svelte (seriously, look at that tiny waist!), the world wondered how she did it. Here’s a hint: It wasn’t cheap!

In Touch Weekly reports that Cyrus plunked down $50,000 — again, $50,000! – to shed 15 pounds. (That amounts to roughly $3,333.33 per pound.) Cyrus sought out a nutritionist, personal chef and the services of her former personal trainer, Harley Pasternak, to get bikini-ready ahead of her Hawaiian getaway with boyfriend Liam Hemsworth. While she certainly looked great, that sounds like a bit much. What happened to salads and jogging?

In any case, the move is somewhat surprising from Cyrus, who has previously voiced her pride in her curves. In November, Cyrus came under fire for gaining weight (though we didn’t notice at all). She responded to the body backlash over Twitter with a photo of an emaciated young woman, writing, “By calling girls like me fat this is what you’re doing to other people. i love MYSELF & if you could say the same” Cyrus then attached a photo of the legendary curve queen Marilyn Monroe, tweeting, “PROOF that you can be adored by thousands of men, even when your thighs touch.”

Cyrus even bonded with fellow former Disney starlet Demi Lovato over the incident, posting, “@ddlovato AMEN! I will destroy any one that ever calls you the F word. You have the SEXIIIESTTTT curvyyyy body! I LOVE IT! #werkthosecurves.”

In any case, Cyrus looked stunning before — and she still does now. As long as she’s healthy and happy, we consider it money well spent!

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