Miley Cyrus made her memorable red carpet appearance at the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards, flashing the flesh in a backless mini-dress. The former Hannah Montana star wore the skimpy outfit - printed with the words Please Stop Violence and the faces of late rappers Tupac and Notorious BIG - which she teamed with thigh-high boots.

The 19-year-old, who is up for four awards including Best Female and Best Pop, was not the only one showing some skin. Ellie Goulding looked stunning in a black lace dress by Dolce and Gabbana, while Eva Simon chose a graphic printed outfit. US singer Katy Perry went for a more demure look in a mint green dress and heels. The songstress admitted she was missing her musician boyfriend John Mayer but has been indulging in some shopping.

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Miley looked sensational in a backless mini-dess

Cyrus kicked off the star-studded ceremony at Amsterdam's Ziggo Dome, which is being hosted by LMFAO's Redfoo, with her hit We Can't Stop. Redfoo stripped off to a thong before introducing Robin Thicke's performance of Blurred Lines, with a special guest appearance from Australian rapper Iggy Azalea - rather than Cyrus, with whom he dueted at the MTV VMAs. Bruno Mars was the first winner of the night as his hit Locked Out Of Heaven won the Best Song award. He said: "This song really means a lot to me so this is great. I've got my Pops here with me, so thank you!"

Eminem thanked his record label and Dr Dre and Rick Rubin, the producers of his new album The Marshall Mathers LP 2, as he won the gong for Best Hip Hop act. He beat Jay Z, Drake, Kanye West and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. He added: "Thank you to the fans. I love you." Jared Leto and his Thirty Seconds To Mars bandmates took home the award for Best Alternative act. "This is actually surreal because we are going to play this venue in two days. Thank you to all the dreamers... You made ours come true," the frontman said. Perry proved she had the edge over fellow songstresses Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez to be crowned Best Female.

"This is so cool. I was sitting backstage drinking champagne, looking at all those people, thinking I'm not going to win. I love what I do and I'm glad you see that," she said as she received her trophy on stage. Jusin Bieber thanked his fans, known as Beliebers, with a recorded message after he was voted Best Male.

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  • MTV EMA's 2013 - Red Carpet Arrivals

    AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - NOVEMBER 10: Miley Cyrus attends the MTV EMA's 2013 at the Ziggo Dome on November 10, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for MTV)

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    AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - NOVEMBER 10: Ellie Goulding attends the MTV EMA's 2013 at the Ziggo Dome on November 10, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for MTV)

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    US singer Katy Perry poses as she arrives to attend the MTV European Music Awards (EMA) 2013 at the Ziggo Dome on November 10, 2013 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. AFP PHOTO / JOHN THYS (Photo credit should read JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - NOVEMBER 10: Rita Ora poses in the photo room during the MTV EMA's 2013 at the Ziggo Dome on November 10, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for MTV)

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    Australian singer Iggy Azalea poses as she arrives to attend the MTV European Music Awards (EMA) 2013 at the Ziggo Dome on November 10, 2013 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. AFP PHOTO / JOHN THYS (Photo credit should read JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - NOVEMBER 10: Chris Lee attends the MTV EMA's 2013 at the Ziggo Dome on November 10, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for MTV)

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    AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - NOVEMBER 10: Eva Simons poses in the photo room during the MTV EMA's 2013 at the Ziggo Dome on November 10, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for MTV)

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    AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - NOVEMBER 10: Katy Perry poses in the photo room during the MTV EMA's 2013 at the Ziggo Dome on November 10, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for MTV)

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    AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - NOVEMBER 10: Shanina Shaik poses in the photo room during the MTV EMA's 2013 at the Ziggo Dome on November 10, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for MTV)

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    AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - NOVEMBER 10: Jedward pose in the photo room during the MTV EMA's 2013 at the Ziggo Dome on November 10, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for MTV)

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    AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - NOVEMBER 10: Miley Cyrus perfroms onstage during the MTV EMA's 2013 at the Ziggo Dome on November 10, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for MTV)

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    AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - NOVEMBER 10: Sylvie Van der Vaart attends the MTV EMA's 2013 at the Ziggo Dome on November 10, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for MTV)

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    Dutch DJ Nicky Romero (L) and guest pose as they arrive to attend the MTV European Music Awards (EMA) 2013 at the Ziggo Dome on November 10, 2013 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. AFP PHOTO / JOHN THYS (Photo credit should read JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - NOVEMBER 10: Robin Thicke poses in the photo room during the MTV EMA's 2013 at the Ziggo Dome on November 10, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for MTV)

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    James Tindale (L) and Jay Gardner pose as they arrive to attend the MTV European Music Awards (EMA) 2013 at the Ziggo Dome on November 10, 2013 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. AFP PHOTO / JOHN THYS (Photo credit should read JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    US singer and actress Bridgit Mendler poses as she arrives to attend the MTV European Music Awards (EMA) 2013 at the Ziggo Dome on November 10, 2013 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. AFP PHOTO / JOHN THYS (Photo credit should read JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - NOVEMBER 10: (L-R) Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo of Icona Pop attend the MTV EMA's 2013 at the Ziggo Dome on November 10, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for MTV)

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    AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - NOVEMBER 10: Anna Drijver attends the MTV EMA's 2013 at the Ziggo Dome on November 10, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for MTV)

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    Dutch actress Halina Reijn poses as she arrives to attend the MTV European Music Awards (EMA) 2013 at the Ziggo Dome on November 10, 2013 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. AFP PHOTO / JOHN THYS (Photo credit should read JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    US actor Will Ferrell as Anchorman's Ron Burgundy poses as he arrives to attend the MTV European Music Awards (EMA) 2013 at the Ziggo Dome on November 10, 2013 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. AFP PHOTO / JOHN THYS (Photo credit should read JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    US singer Ariana Grande poses as she arrives to attend the MTV European Music Awards (EMA) 2013 at the Ziggo Dome on November 10, 2013 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. AFP PHOTO / JOHN THYS (Photo credit should read JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Scottish DJ Calvin Harris poses as he arrives to attend the MTV European Music Awards (EMA) 2013 at the Ziggo Dome on November 10, 2013 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. AFP PHOTO / JOHN THYS (Photo credit should read JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Dutch model Sylvie Van der Vaart poses as she arrives to attend the MTV European Music Awards (EMA) 2013 at the Ziggo Dome on November 10, 2013 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. AFP PHOTO / JOHN THYS (Photo credit should read JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - NOVEMBER 10: Victoria Azarenka and MC Redfoo attend the MTV EMA's 2013 at the Ziggo Dome on November 10, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for MTV)

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    AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - NOVEMBER 10: Dizzee Rascal attends the MTV EMA's 2013 at the Ziggo Dome on November 10, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for MTV)

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    British TV presenter, model and fashion journalist Louise Roe poses as she arrives to attend the MTV European Music Awards (EMA) 2013 at the Ziggo Dome on November 10, 2013 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. AFP PHOTO / JOHN THYS (Photo credit should read JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Irish presenter for MTV Europe, Laura Whitmore poses as she arrives to attend the MTV European Music Awards (EMA) 2013 at the Ziggo Dome on November 10, 2013 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. AFP PHOTO / JOHN THYS (Photo credit should read JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - NOVEMBER 09: Redfoo attends a press conference ahead of the MTV EMA's 2013 at the Westerunie on November 9, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Helene Wiesenhaan/Getty Images for MTV)

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    Katy Perry collects her Best Female award on stage during the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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    Katy Perry collects her Best Female award on stage during the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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    Katy Perry collects her Best Female award on stage during the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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    Kings of Leon perform on stage during the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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    Kings of Leon perform on stage during the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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    Robin Thicke performs on stage with Iggy Azalea during the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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    Caleb Followill of Kings of Leon performs on stage during the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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    Kings of Leon perform on stage during the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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    Kings of Leon perform on stage during the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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    Caleb Followill of Kings of Leon performs on stage during the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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    Katy Perry peforms on stage during the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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    Katy Perry peforms on stage during the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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    Bruno Mars collects his award for Best Song on stage during the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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    Katy Perry peforms on stage during the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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    Bruno Mars collects his award for Best Song on stage during the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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    Katy Perry peforms on stage during the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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    Katy Perry peforms on stage during the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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    Katy Perry peforms on stage during the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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    Katy Perry peforms on stage during the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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    Katy Perry peforms on stage during the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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    Katy Perry peforms on stage during the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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    Katy Perry peforms on stage during the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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    Katy Perry peforms on stage during the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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    Katy Perry peforms on stage during the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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    Presenter Redfoo on stage during the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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    Katy Perry peforms on stage during the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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    Katy Perry peforms on stage during the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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    Presenter Redfoo on stage during the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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    Robin Thicke performs on stage during the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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    Robin Thicke performs on stage during the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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    Presenter Redfoo on stage during the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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    Robin Thicke performs on stage during the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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    Robin Thicke performs on stage during the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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    Miley Cyrus performs on stage during the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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    Robin Thicke performs on stage during the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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    Miley Cyrus performs on stage during the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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    Robin Thicke performs on stage during the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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    Robin Thicke performs on stage with Iggy Azalea during the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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    Robin Thicke performs on stage during the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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    Robin Thicke performs on stage with Iggy Azalea during the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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    Iggy Azalea arriving for the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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    Robin Thicke performs on stage during the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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    Robin Thicke performs on stage with Iggy Azalea during the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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    Iggy Azalea arriving for the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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    Iggy Azalea arriving for the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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    Iggy Azalea arriving for the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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    Robin Thicke performs on stage with Iggy Azalea during the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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    Iggy Azalea arriving for the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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    Iggy Azalea arriving for the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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    Robin Thicke performs on stage during the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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