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Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth's relationship is officially kaput, to the surprise of few. What might be shocking, however, is how Hemsworth has lost no time linking up with another singer/actress.
Over the weekend, just before People reported on their official split, TMZ got photos of the Hunger Games actor hanging out with Eiza Gonzalez at Las Vegas' XS Nightclub. As of Tuesday, paparazzi were already snapping pics of him kissing Gonzalez outside her Beverly Hills apartment.
Ironically, the Mexican beauty appears to have several career parallels to the woman he just broke up with. Like Cyrus, Gonzalez has a famous parent, Glenda Reyna -- a former model and host of Mexico's Next Top Model. Gonzalez has starred in several telenovelas for Mexican television. On one of them, she even played a teenager with a pop star alter ego, a la Hannah Montana! And just like Cyrus, Gonzalez's TV work led to a record deal. Watch her music video for "Te Acordaras De Mi" (which translates to "Remember Me"):
As reported, Cyrus' reps say that she initiated her split with Hemsworth because he was "less than faithful." Sources in his camp cited her sexed-up VMAs performance, which he found "mortifying," as the relationship-ending moment.
But the twerking, grinding Miley of that night is the new Miley. It's her image now, and she's sticking with it. She followed up her VMAs high jinks with the video for her new single, "Wrecking Ball," which features her straddling a literal wrecking ball -- naked (well, except for a pair of boots). And she is easily shrugging off the criticism for her antics. "I didn't even think about it, 'cause that's just me," she said in the MTV interview below.
Now that Cyrus is single -- and brazenly determined to keep up her new, bad girl image -- there's just one thing left to do: Hook up with Justin Bieber, STAT!
Between the scuffles with the law, the shirtless selfies, and the high-profile hang outs with the bad-tempered Chris Brown, Bieber has been systematically going about his own image makeover. He, too, is single-mindedly determined to ditch any public memory of his innocent teen days. And since he and Cyrus are already pals, they're already primed for love!
Listen up, Miley. Liam's moved on to your doppelganger. Now it's your turn to move on. Why not date your male counterpart in child star rebellion? Open your eyes and see Justin for who he is: The soul mate who's been right there in front of you the whole time!
Jennifer Graham Kizer is an Atlanta-based writer who covers pop culture and watches too much TV. Luckily, iVillage gives her an excuse to watch even more. Follow her on Google+.