Miley Cyrus spent $300,000 on a Ryan McGinley photo at the amfAR gala on Wednesday, and the huge purchase has put a new spotlight on the singer. Miley bought more at the event, and it has been revealed that she spent $500,000 in total at the AIDS benefit. The Spread It reported on Miley’s large purchase on Oct. 30.
Miley Cyrus was just one of the stars in attendance at the Los Angeles event held on Wednesday night. During the night, she entered into a bidding war with Tom Ford over a nude photo of a woman. In the end, Ford backed out of the battle, and Miley took home the Ryan McGinley item. Ford was the honoree of the event. Cyrus signed the $300,000 check minutes after she won the item. Moments later, Miley signed over another check for $200,000 at the event. That was her donation to the charity.
Miley was not the only big spender. Rihanna spent over $100,000 on two items at the event. Rihanna spent $35,000 on Harry Winston diamond earrings and $100,000 on a photo of Elizabeth Taylor.
Cyrus was asked about her large purchase, and she made a surprising reveal to the press at the event. She revealed she was drunk. However, she did sober up a bit and make a larger statement to the press about the charity and her support of it:
“If I’m going to have a voice, I would like to start an open dialogue about prevention and awareness and how people in the world have been affected by HIV and AIDS. Hopefully I could break down people’s walls that have been built up around sexuality. I’m obviously not too embarrassed to talk about these things, especially with young people.”
Cyrus’ donation is not all that shined a spotlight on the singer on Wednesday. Her shocking attire for the event had people looking twice and raising eyebrows. Miley wore an S&M inspired outfit that exposed a bit of a side boob.
Miley is the new spokesperson for Viva Glam Cosmetics. Her comments at the event also promoted that new relationship. Miley announced that new position on her Twitter on Wednesday, according to E! Online. She has a new shade on sale with the cosmetics line, and she revealed that every dollar spent on that shade would go directly to HIV and AIDS research. Miley Cyrus has a line of makeup products that will hit store shelves in 2015.
Miley has been keeping busy lately. The 21-year-old singer seems to gain attention for all of her actions. On Thursday, Perez Hilton reported on a new bit of ink on Miley’s arm. The singer shared a photo of her new tattoo on Instagram. She now has a figure on her right arm that is from the cover of the latest Flaming Lips release. However, she was not alone. Wayne Coyne, the lead singer of the band, also has the same tattoo on his arm. The pair was inked together on Wednesday.
What do you think of Miley’s $300,000 Ryan McGinley purchase? Are you surprised by Miley’s latest actions?