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Miley Cyrus: Paparazzi Are "Not So Cool Anymore"

Miley Cyrus: Paparazzi Are

Teen sensation Miley Cyrus recently spoke with Extra! about her current life as a teenager and her new CD, Breakout. Here’s what she had to say:

On shedding the good girl image: “I wanted to embrace my older audience a little more…kind of taking shackles off and doing the music I wanted to do. They are the things I want to say to the world. I just want this to be a CD that you can let loose to and dance to and kind of forget all the crazy stuff!”

On how she deals with the constant media attention: “There’s going to be that no matter what…I am obviously under the public eye a lot…Instead of putting negativity to it, taking the opportunity to make it a positive thing. It gives me an opportunity to voice those decisions, those things I go through a little more publicly, and hopefully they help people out in their lives.”

On paparazzi chronicling her every move: “Yeah, 24/7. It’s weird. At first I kind of always wanted it…then once it started happening to me it’s not so cool anymore.”

On her family being protective of her: “My big brother [Trace] especially…I love him so much. He’s always been very different, me and him both, and so we’ve both kind of gotten scrutinized for that and he kind of understands and he wants to help me through it.”

On critics calling Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato the next “Mileys”: “People are looking up to what I do. But, I don’t think there could be a next Miley. I think they should be the next Selena, Demi…make their own way.”

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  • jessica

    woah she looks woah

  • tayler (miley cyrus fan 4eva)

    <3 Miley!

  • Ida

    Stop bashing on her!
    She is very talented and just amazing.

  • jessica

    selena and demi are cool
    and mileys cool aswell
    she’s right about the be them in their own
    way thing

  • Emma

    4 th
    Miley rocks

  • tayler (miley cyrus fan 4eva)

    Wait for the miley haters to comment >:(

  • oprah

    She actually comes off as a professonal (sp) in this interview, that takes away a fraction of my Miley hate

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  • amanda

    She’s amazing.
    She’s seriously taking a sharp turn and starting to become a really good role model again. Miley learned alot from her previous mistakes, I think and that’s really good. She’s changed in a good way.

  • elliott

    I think she did well, and was good on saying that everyone is their own person. She’s moved up.

  • Mareike

    She’s right about everything she said, specially about selena and demi being the next miley

  • mileyisawh0re

    I am so sick of the girl. She sounds like a smoker. Her voice is horrible!


    What older audience? She is 15, her audience is 4-12 duh.

  • Mareike

    postwatcher, that’s not the only audience she has, there are even miley fans in their 20s

    and btw, it would be awesome if selena, demi and miley were bffs xD lol random tought

  • oh snap!

    finally she realized it shoot!!!

  • sam

    I’m 18 and a huge Miley fan!
    I once took my younger sister to her show and was instantly HOOKED!

    She blew me away in concert.
    She has such a cool and collected atttitude for her age.
    Rock on Miley.

  • KewlKchik

    Miley is going to be a has been before she is 21,, she might have loads of money, but it wont take long for certain people to help her spend it …

    You little kids who are posting here need to find a better role model than Ms Cyrus

  • mileyisawh0re

    wow, it would really be sad if she has fans in their 20s.

  • ♥ZanessaFan4Lyfe♥

    Mileys right..
    Selena and Demi are not gonna be the “next miley”…cuz we dont really need another one..i think one is enough…lmao
    i noe that was kind of mean :P


  • ♥ZanessaFan4Lyfe♥

    Mileys right..
    Selena and Demi are not gonna be the “next miley”…cuz we dont really need another one..i think one is enough…lmao
    i noe that was kind of mean :P


  • kate

    She makes a good point.

    I think at first, ANY artist (whether they want to admit it for not) wants to reach that ‘level of success’ where the media (paps) are interested.
    And once you reach it, you realize how your entire private life has gone down the drain.

    Great interview.

  • KewlKchik

    #19 I am thinking the same thing LOL

  • carmin

    i like that she wants selena and demi to be themselves. miley is a cool girl and she truly is a role model

  • kate

    Anyone who thinks Miley doesnt work hard is clearly delusional.
    That girl has worked and continues to work her butt off.

    Why is it sad that she has fans who are teens?? Who cares about age? It’s just a number.
    See You Again is a great song for ANY age.

  • jo

    Although I like all the Disney girls, and each are talented in thier own right, I think Demi and Selena should be taking tips from Miley on how to become a successful popstar/actress.
    The empire Miley has built is not easy to follow by any means.

    Good luck to all three!

  • wtf?

    She’s so stupid! And she sounds fulll of herself. “I’ve always wanted the atttention, but now it’s not cool” Well that’s what you get for being an attention wh*re!! And Selena and Demi will NEVER be the next Miley because they have CLASS and don’t have millions of pics of themselves half-naked.

    I seriously feel sorry for people who look up to Miley. They are like stupid and brainwashed. When she turns into Lindsay or gets pregnant they’ll still be saying “All teenagers do that.” LMAO. How pathetic.

    DEMI and SELENA: PLEASE! NEVER, NEVER, NEVER be like this stupid wh*re!!!! NEVER.

  • naomi

    I am not a Miley fan. I am a Vanessa fan but I think this is a very honest interview and actually intimates that she’s growing up. I don’t think anyone should write her off yet. Sometimes, you have to get smaller to get better. If she learns from her mistakes and starts being true to herself, she would still be a force to reckon with.

    Anyday, I’ll take celebs who have weathered tough times and become better and stronger through them than all the goody two shoes in all their untested glory.

    I hope she drops all the public purity ring statements, keeps her chastity between her and God and be real. She would be better for it.

    I agree with her though, there can only be one Miley. Other disney stars should carve their own paths and stop walking in her shadow.

  • Aimee

    So sick of this snotty nosed little whorre! Go away!

  • mileycyrusfan

    i love miley she is alway telling the true and i know demi and selena are not the next miley!

  • http://manu manu

    uiiiiii adorei a miley é super fofaa beijossss

  • hah

    She still loves the pap attention. I agree with her on the next miley comment though.

  • Zanub

    She’s so perfessionaly when it comes to her job. I’ve honestly enever seen anyone become to famous and succesefull the way she has. She’s just so amazing, and i can;t wait to buy her album tomrw. &&

    btw.. i’m 17 :] iloveher!

  • will

    shes so hawt. selena or whoever that demi girl is wont become as big as her

  • zanessa♥.. ewjashley

    please go away whore =S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • angeline

    I don’t know what to think of her.
    Her answers were nice.
    They were the stuff I would say.

    But she still kinda…
    Idunno, I’m on the verge.

  • ashley

    miley cyrus ROCKSSSS

  • Jamie.

    Selena and Demi can’t be the next Miley, she’s right. They have to make a name for themselves, not jack someone else’s.

    And when she said she wants an older audience, she means one her own age and maybe a few years older, instead of the usual pre-teens. I cannot WAIT for her new cd to come out :)

  • Sami

    i think miley is a great role model if people could look past a magazine cover image i think that she had to work really hard to get where she is and she is not an attention wh*re or anything like that i can bet there a 15 year olds out there that can do stuff ten times worse and some do it just so happens to be that miley is really popular and for everyone person that likes her there is gonna be somebody who doesnt but i think miley is plenty mature enough to handle all those issues and i hope you people are mature enough to look past her mistakes


    i think Demi lavato is really talented and has a great career ahead of her in both singing and acting

    i think selena gomez is ok i just think that she should stick to acting thats all but she too is very talented (in acting)

  • omg!

    So… what i dont get is this, if you are not fans and are so uninterested in a person, why would you read an article/interview and then go on to waste more of your precious time by commenting on it. And further, waste time by reading other comments and respond/argue with them?? I’m just sayin…

    There are lives to be gotten, join a real club.

  • Mary

    I’d like to say I feel sorry for her but I don’t. Her next step is to hit the drugs & rehab………I saw her on GMA and her outfit short, short, short shorts, black boots & a plaid shirt were so…..slutty. Even though you could tell she wanted to rip that shirt of or show some cleavage she knew she’d better not. I can’t believe all of the people with their tiny kids there!!! We all know most of those dads there with their little girls were’t there for their kids they were there to oggle Miley!!!

  • katherine

    pfft, miley’s getting annoying.
    go selena and demi =)

  • rachel

    i’m 17 and im a huge fan. Her fans arent only 10 years old. She has older fans also. I think she did great in that interview.

  • brissa martinez

    i think miley cyrus is a real fake girl and i dont think she is a real rolemodel for girls because she isnt for me.

    ps. i dont mean to harm miley cyrus

  • *

    #27 who are you to call her out of her name???? u dont know her first of all and i wud like to see how u handle all of the pressure shes getting over a photo that wasnt even seductive i love miley unconditionally so now that she is getting more mature…thats good

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  • Shawna

    I’m 29 and my daughter loves her so I’ve been exposed to her quite a bit. I think she is quite talented and listen to her CD in the car even when my daughter isn’t with me!

  • Mileys 1 Fan(SUCK IT HATERS)

    Miley Is Really Growing As An Artist and as a person
    she has learned from her mistakes
    (and p.s if anymore pics leak of her they are OLD or FAKE so don’t say she hasn’t changed,cuz she did them way back when she didn’t think about the consequences)
    Miley Was Absolutley Right About Demi n Selena(even though demi will make it farther then selena)
    Theres only on miley! 1 is enough!!!

  • paige

    miley is right.
    the fans of team demi/selena think that they are gonna be “The Next Miley Cyrus”
    she is right they need to be a huge success not trying to like copying famous people
    not to sound mean or anything but demi will never be able to make it big
    maybe selena
    because her show is a big hit too but demi will never be able to become “The Next Miley Cyrus”
    mileys trying to stay true to herself
    but calling her a slut up the yenyang isn’t doing any good
    Mileys a really great rolemodel at heart.

  • Mark

    I’m a 19 year old straight boy and I like Miley. Not only is her show my guilty pleasure, she’s flippin hott. How much longer until she’s legal?