Heads turned when Miley Cyrus showed up at the People's Choice Awards last Wednesday, but not because of her stunning, grown-up David Koma dress, but for the debut of her svelte new figure.

After countless reports scrutinizing the star for her weight gain over the past few months, Cyrus shed the pounds in time for the Awards and for her vacation with boyfriend Liam Hemsworth, but how did she lose the weight?

In Touch Magazine reported on Wednesday that Cyrus not only sought out the help of professionals, but dropped more than $50,000 for her 15-pound weight loss.

According to the report, Cyrus hired a nutritionist, a chef and her former personal trainer, Harley Pasternak, to drop the extra pounds.

Miley probably spent $50,000 to lose 15 pounds in a few weeks, a friend of Cyrus' told In Touch. She didn't care what it cost as long as she looked good! The source added that Cyrus was shaping up for a vacation to Hawaii with boyfriend Hemsworth.

Cyrus's weight loss was prompted after the star was scrutinized for months for her weight gain. In November, Cyrus fired back at the media.

By calling girls like me fat, this is what you're doing to other people, Cyrus tweeted along with the photo of a severely anorexic woman. I love MYSELF & if you could say the same you wouldn't be sitting on your computer trying to hurt other.

Later, she posted a photo of curvy Marilyn Monroe with a caption, reading, Proof that you can be adored by thousands of men even when your thighs touch.

Cyrus also dispelled rumors about an alleged breast augmentation tabloids reported she underwent following an appearance in a low-cut Roberto Cavalli dress at an event in December.

Thank you for the compliment, but these babies are all mine, Cyrus proclaimed in tweet. I wish they'd realize you don't have to be fake to be beautiful!