While Miley Cyrus
may end 2008 on a positive note, the beginning of the year was a much different story for the Hannah Montana
star. In April of this year, Miley appeared in a controversial photo shoot for Vanity Fair magazine, shot by celeb photographer Annie Liebowitz. The photos showed Miley barely clothed in some shots and draped across her father's lap in others. The press and the fans had a field day with it and the teen star faced more backlash than she was prepared for. Cyrus later apologized for the photos, as did Liebowitz, if anyone took them the wrong way. Considering all that Miley went through, you'd think that she would not be itching to pose again in another set of photos by Liebowitz but you thought wrong.
Miley spoke to Scotland’s Daily Record and said that the only backlash she received about her Vanity Fair shoot came from the United States. “Everyone outside of America liked it a little bit more because that’s more like the style, but the States are really conservative," she said. "I guess I just had to deal with that and just realize that I got to work with an amazing photographer.”
The admission from the teen star came with another revelation: she'd love to be a photographer. “That’s what I want to do with my life. I would love to be a photographer," she said. " Annie Leibovitz was amazing and so talented and her lighting... I would love to work with her again. But I realize I’m just a kid.” Just a kid is right. The photos for Vanity Fair were much too mature for a 15-year-old Miley at the time and it would be surprising if she did another shoot before she hits 18 in 2 more years.
Recently, this year especially, it seems that Miley Cyrus has two sides. There's the sweet, innocent, promise-ring wearing girl next door and there's the one who doesn't mind shedding her clothes for a publicity shot or some MySpace pics with her friends. At this point, it's not surprising if fans start asking themselves: which one is the real Miley?
- Gina Scarpa, BuddyTV Staff Writer
Source: Actress Archives
(Image courtesy of Vanity Fair)