NEW YORK (Forex News Now) – American teen pop sensation Miley Cyrus skyrocketed to the heights of fame on the back of her performance as Miley Stewart / Hannah Montana – and not because of her similarity to the Canadian dollar.
But perhaps the 17-year-old should be equally famous for her hitherto unknown – or at least unnoticed – connection to Canada’s currency, known affectionately by FX traders as the “loonie.”
Yes, this seems strange; no, it is not crazy talk – and this attempt to draw a connection between the pair is certainly not the result of an 8-hour binge on maple syrup, online FX trading and Hannah Montana videos.
It is really quite simple: Throughout her short career, Cyrus has made much of the two characters she portrays in the show – an average teenage girl by day, and a pop singer by night.
This double identity spilled out beyond the small screen into her real life, with the singer performing as both herself and as the Montana character (in a similar way to Eminem and his Slim Shady persona – although without the references to gory violence and other themes for which the rapper’s lyrics have become famous.)
The loonie, for its part, also lives a double life of sorts: By day it is a resources-linked currency, heavily influenced by the movement of commodities in currency market trading; but by night, the Canadian dollar is also the currency of a highly advanced economy, no less so that Canada’s southern neighbor – the United States.
Of late, Cyrus has shown signs of seeking to augment her non-Montana side with more of the trappings of adulthood: she was spotted recently tearing up a Paris dancefloor while dressed in ripped stockings – a far cry from earlier looks she has cultivated.