Miley Cyrus continued Twerkfest 2013 with a pants-free appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s show — but told the late-night chat show host that there’s more to her than sexual act-like dancing and suggestively licking stuff.
While Miley Cyrus is selling us hard on the sexy, post-Disney persona she has crafted, the “Wrecking Ball” songstress has also insisted she isn’t just a twerk-machine. Not while twerking, alas, but the protestations were sort of… adjacent.
Cyrus stopped by Fallon’s gig to show us how she’s more than sex-based marketing, but she also declined to wear pants for the appearance.
Donning a simple big white shirt and some accessories, Miley quipped to Fallon she was “catching pneumonia in your studio right now.”
“It’s very cold… but you have to wear clothes when you come on here.”
“I asked if I could bring a blanket and they looked at me like I was crazy.”
The convo turned to SNL, and Cyrus said she needed a platform to indicate she’s not all twerking, licking, and twerklicking. She explained:
“I feel like that was a good time for me to kind of show people kind of that I don’t just twerk and lick stuff. I can sing. And I can act a little bit, too! I’m multitalented. My parents are proud.”
If you think Cyrus is a flash in the pan, though, you might be mistaken — the singer recalls how she got Disney to take her on as a very persistent “ugly” kid, explaining:
“I started auditioning when I was 11 and they told me I was too small, too young and had too few of teeth, because I only had about four teeth in my mouth at that time. And those teeth that I did have had big ol’ brackets on ’em, so I was really cute… it was like two years later and they were like, ‘Okay, fine, fine—we’ll hire her.’ Because I wouldn’t quit going to the auditions. Even if they didn’t call me back, I would fly myself to L.A. and keep going back because I knew it’s what I wanted.”
Watch above as Miley Cyrus wears no pants during a performance with Jimmy Fallon.