She may be dealing with some drama in her personal life, but that doesn't mean Miley Cyrus isn't seen as a role model for today's youth -- at least according to one organization. The teenage actress was honored at a gala over the weekend, where she received the first ever Global Action Youth Leadership Award.

According to Digital Spy, fellow actress and Disney alum Hilary Duff presented the award -- which honors inspirational figures in the youth community -- to Cyrus at a ceremony in Los Angeles.

Cyrus revealed that Duff has served as her own inspiration in her career.

"I got to tell you that I never thought I would get an award from Hilary Duff," she said. "This is like a dream come true to me. She inspired me."