March 24 marked the 15th anniversary since the premiere of the hit Disney show, Hannah Montana. To celebrate the momentous occasion, Miley Cyrus penned a letter to the character she once starred as. The letter, written on Hannah Montana stationary, was a recollection of memories from filming the show, as well as a thank you to the character of Hannah herself. Cyrus also captured her gratitude towards those who helped make the show what it was: besides Hannah, she thanked her family, her Disney team and the show’s cast and crew.
Shortly after the release of the letter on Cyrus’s Twitter and Instagram, verified social media profiles belonging to Hannah Montana began to pop up on various platforms. It was not long after that that Hannah used those social accounts to send a message in response: “Nice to hear from you @MileyCyrus,” she said. “It’s only been a decade.”
Hannah followed her response to the letter with the launch of a Y2K reminiscent “Rockstar ID” generator. On the site, you can upload a photo of yourself and get a rockstar name generated for you. Hannah uploaded a photo to her Instagram with her own ID captioned, “get your license to rock,” encouraging fans to discover their own pop star alter ego. Fans did not disappoint, and the generator quickly went viral. Even celebrities got in on the fun, with YouTuber Tana Mongeau tweeting out her ID, that nicknamed her “Toyota Minnesota.”
The Hannah craze did not stop there: photos began to surface of flowers that had been sent to various celebrities on her behalf. Cyrus’s alter-ego sent flowers to the likes of Joe Jonas, Migos, Emily Osment and Lil Nas X, amongst other co-stars of the show, friends of Hannah and artists who had used Hannah as previous lyrical inspiration.
Cyrus rounded out the anniversary of the show with a Hannah Montana themed party, which took place at the famed Rainbow Room in West Hollywood. She shared photos on her Instagram of the night, in which she was depicted with celebrities like Yungbud and The Kid Laroi, as well as other close friends. To the event, she wore a cropped, partially deconstructed purple graphic tee that depicted her pop alter ego. With a bright pink guitar cake, and cut outs of Hannah’s head to take pictures with, the party was undeniably iconic and straight out of 2006.
Will Hannah Montana be making a greater return? Will there be a reboot of the popular Disney sitcom, or was this just a fun anniversary celebration? Tweet us what you think, @VALLEYmag!