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In teen star transition, Bieber may want to emulate Miley

Published on Feb 1, 2014 7:07 AM
 
Pop singer Justin Bieber appears via video conference in his first court appearance after being arrested on a drunk driving charge in Miami, Florida, on Jan 23, 2014. Bieber, who racked up charges in two cities in the span of a week, would be wise to use Cyrus as his guide to navigate the transition from teen pop stardom to a serious adult career, branding and celebrity crisis experts said.-- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - A role model for troubled teen star Justin Bieber could be, believe it or not, provocative songstress Miley Cyrus.

Bieber, who racked up charges in two cities in the span of a week, would be wise to use Cyrus as his guide to navigate the transition from teen pop stardom to a serious adult career, branding and celebrity crisis experts said.

Should the 19-year-old Canadian fail to chart a new music-focused course soon, he could go the way of actress Lindsay Lohan and countless other young stars who rose to fame only to have promising careers come unhinged by their personal lives.

"The hardest, hardest transition to make is from teen idol to working performer with an ongoing career," said Mr Howard Bragman, vice-chairman of online personal branding website Reputation.com.

 
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