Miley Cyrus: I'm Not a "Good Girl Gone Bad"

USMagazine, Friday, September 9, 2011, 12:34pm (PDT)

Miley Cyrus is, like, so misunderstood, y'all.

The former Disney Channel actress, now 18, tells Asia's Prestige magazine that while she isn't perfect, she's not a reckless wild child, either.

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"People have very mixed opinions on me," Cyrus says. "I'm a great model, or I'm completely inappropriate for anyone under 13 and I'm very controversial. I don't know how I became this."

Perhaps it has something to do with her string of public missteps, beginning with a suggestive photo spread in Vanity Fair in 2008 and ending with a salvia scandal in late 2010.

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"I'm not some crazy lady who's gone off the deep end, because I definitely haven't," Cyrus explains. "Every 18-year-old explores sexuality and experiments and tries things. For me there's no reason to change that."

In the article, Cyrus also recalls reading a magazine article that labeled her a "Good Girl Gone Bad," a title she doesn't feel she deserves.

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"I was like, 'What the hell, man?' I stay in the house pretty much every day. I don't go out," she tells Prestige. "I've had the same boyfriend [Liam Hemsworth] for two years."

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