Twerking Tops Google's 2013 Search Rankings List

Because OF COURSE IT DOES.

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It's Miley's world folks, we just live in it.

We joked about her world domination when Miley Cyrus wore a cat bikini and sang "Wrecking Ball" at the AMAs (opens in new tab).

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But apparently this is NO JOKE. Turns out, "What is twerking?" was the most Googled question starting with "What is" of the year (opens in new tab).

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And, of course, the most Googled person was Miley Cyrus.

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Take that, haters!

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Hallie has worked in beauty editorial for ten years and has been editorial director at Byrdie since 2021. Previously, she was a senior editor at Byrdie since 2016. During her time at Byrdie, she's written hundreds of high-performing stories on skincare, wellness (including fitness, diet, mental health, body image, et al) makeup, and hair. She's a regular on set, helping to source inspiration for makeup and hair looks, as well as interviewing celebrities, models, and other notable women and men in the beauty space.

Before that, Hallie ran Marie Claire's social media and wrote beauty and culture stories for the site, and helped launch Time Inc.'s digital-only beauty brand, MIMI. After college, she contributed to Time Out New York’s Shopping & Style section before landing her first beauty editor gig at Hearst's Real Beauty. Hallie's writing has also appeared in ELLE, Cosmopolitan, and InStyle. Hallie graduated with a BA in Communication Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.