The pop star Miley Cyrus was proclaimed as the worst celebrity influence of 2009.
Us Magazine reported online Friday the "Hannah Montana" star earned 42 % of 44,594 votes tallied in the "Worst Celeb Influence" category of a recent survey by the AOL online blog Just So You Know.
Cyrus, 16, made headlines in June 2008 with her semi-nude photo spread in Vanity Fair magazine. The teen star also earned criticism for performing with a stripper pole during August's Teen Choice Awards.
Coming in second to Cyrus in the recent survey category was singer Britney Spears with 27 % of the online votes.
Third on the list was rapper Kanye West with 19%, followed by singer Vanessa Hudgens at 9% and actor Shia LeBeouf at 3 %.
Among the young stars topping the "Best Celeb Influence" category of the survey were actresses Selena Gomez and Emma Watson, along with singers Nick Jonas, Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber.
The United Press International has contributed to the report.