Despite all of the risque outfits, alleged drug and alcohol use, and crude party behavior, Miley Cyrus is still thought of as a Disney’s “Hannah Montana.” But the country singer, in a very adult interview, tells the world that she’s no longer a little girl.
In a recent interview on Lifetime’s “The Conversation With Amanda de Cadenet,” Cyrus said that she was trained from a young age to be an “All-American” girl. Eventually she found herself repeating rehearsed answers instead of being truthful.
“I feel I was so trained in my interviews to be All-American or whatever. I just got so set in the way of saying the same things I did when I was 12-years-old… I guess I kind of realized that my whole life isn’t one giant press junket. I don’t have to be smiling all the time and always have the perfect answer.”
Cyrus said that a lot of her fans have had a problem with her new sexy image, but the singer insists that she isn’t trying to be controversial. She’s just growing up.
“For me, being sexy is not the point. You’re not sitting there trying to be sexy. If people find that I am, I take it as a compliment… The girls that really base how much they’re worth on the sexual favors they can do for somebody, that makes me really sad… Because sex is actually really beautiful. It’s the only way we create, and it’s the only way the world keeps going. So it’s ignorant not to talk to your kids about it or [not] make it seem magical or cool as it actually is. [Kids] have a TV, so they know what sex is. So educate them and let them know … it’s a beautiful thing, and it is magic, and it’s when you connect with somebody.”
Here’s a video of the interview.
Are you a fan of Miley Cyrus? Do you think she’s transitioned well from a child star to sexy teen idol?