Miley Cyrus, who has been named as the worst celebrity influence for the past two consecutive years, received the first-ever Global Action Youth Leadership Award for the positive impact she has on young people's attitudes at a gala in Los Angeles by her idol Hilary Duff.
"I got to tell you that I never thought I would get an award from Hilary Duff. This is like a dream come true to me. She inspired me," the Daily Telegraph quoted her as saying.
"I want kids to do something they love. Not something that seems like a chore because someone tells them that's the right thing to do or what their parents want or what's important to people around them, but what's in their heart," she said.
The 'Hannah Montana' star recently admitted while she is happy to be seen as a role model for younger girls, she doesn't want her fans to idolize her.
"If you look at me as a role model I agree with it. If you look at me as an idol, I don't agree. An idol for me is someone that you want to replicate. You want to be them," the star said.
"I don't wish that on anyone, to lose what they have personally, because that's when your spark goes," she added.