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Miley Cyrus Covers 'Harper's Bazaar' February 2010

Miley Cyrus Covers 'Harper's Bazaar' February 2010

Miley Cyrus dons a gorgeous blue Giorgio Armani silk top on the February 2010 cover of Harper’s Bazaar, on stands January 12th. Check out what the 17-year-old Disney starlet opened up about:

On the headline-making Vanity Fair photo of herself being wrapped in a bed sheet: “Here, my parents are thinking they’re seeing a beautiful photograph by a major photographer, and the people of America want to see something dirty in that? It doesn’t make sense to us because [my family] doesn’t look for negativity. But people don’t want to say ‘What a great performance’ or ‘What a great shot.” No one wants to look at something like that and see the positive because it doesn’t sell a magazine.”

On the pressures of being in the spotlight 24/7: “My job is to be a role model, and that’s what I want to do, but my job isn’t to be a parent. My job isn’t to tell your kids how to act or how not to act, because I’m still figuring that out for myself. So to take that away from me is a bit selfish. Your kids are going to make mistakes whether I do or not. That’s just life.”

On leaving LA this summer to film her new movie, The Last Song: “I got on the plane [to Georgia], and I was lying in my mom’s lap and crying and saying, “I’m so happy to be getting out of L.A. [In Tybee, GA] I went out every night with my friends. I did karaoke. I danced. All this stuff would’ve been such a big deal in Los Angeles: Who’s she with? Why is she dancing? I felt so alive and real. It’s so much easier to know who you are when there aren’t a thousand people telling you who they think you are. I felt like I was really figuring myself out. Usually I have someone whispering in my ear, but I was on my own.” (FYI: Miley is dating her on-screen love interest in real life — Liam Hemsworth.)

On having insecurities despite all the adoration: “I used to ask everyone all day, ‘Do I look pretty?’ I probably asked that question about as many times as I blink.” But in Georgia she finally got over it. “It’s not about how because I started feeling beautiful; it’s just because I was comfortable. I was so used to the paparazzi and the cameras and the ‘What are you wearing?’ and having people stare at me.”

Dress pictured below: Ralph Lauren Collection

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Photos: Peter Lindbergh
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  • KimKimmyKip

    Miley doesn’t look like Miley, too much make up or photoshop :S

  • jojo

    gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous <3

  • Amanda C

    I Love her :) shes so real! and people don’t get that.
    It annoys me how people are always telling her what not to do and what to do. like she says shes still trying to figure her life out. shes still growing. shes getting older, almost an adult so why dont people get that?
    I think this is one of her best interviews. shes telling the truth like she always seems to do. so why do people hate her? that makes no sense. i guess its just jealousy. if you dont like her/ like what shes doing then dont come here and write hate comments.
    a/w i think shes awesome and thats my opinion :)

  • T-

    S.lutty Cyrus YOU ARE UGLY!!!
    No need to ask anybody else….
    You got lucky with the Hannah Montana gig….because you are just an annoying w.hore with huge gums and chipmunk face

  • Iowa

    this interview is so fake
    where are all the “like” that miley uses when she talks lol

  • Rita

    17?! She looks more like 35 here.

  • Joboots


    In need of rehab,perhaps????

  • DG

    why did they photoshop her teeth like that? She looks so weird
    and I thought miley and her dad liked her crooked teeth….why did they corrected it….uhmmmmmmm

  • cvb

    Damn she is soooo ugly. Photoshop doesn’t help at all.

  • Mandy


    T- @ 01/06/2010 at 10:59 am S.lutty Cyrus YOU ARE UGLY!!!
    No need to ask anybody else….
    You got lucky with the Hannah Montana gig….because you are just an annoying w.hore with huge gums and chipmunk face

    Read more:


    That S.lutty Cyrus thing is so catchy huh? lol

  • veronica

    I guess Bazzar is for the tweens now.

  • trey

    this is exactly what she means–i mean look at photoshop comment. no offense and i know this is a free country, but leave the 17 year old girl alone. instead of putting her down, why not transform this energy into something else more inspiring for her right

  • Amanda C

    she had braces :) her crooked teeth arent as bad cos mine are like that and i had braces but mine still is a lil crooked but sometimes in a photograph of me it dont look like it. it just depends i guess. they probably have used photoshop. miley dont have a choice in that. They’ll photoshop it no matter what miley says.

  • Amanda C

    exactly :)

  • ivanka

    wow how low for bazzar, and a i read the rest of the article in jjr and i think she doesn’t think when she is talking

  • Ms Anonymous


    People really need to stop putting her down.

  • Tellin it like it is

    You people sit behind your computers and trash a 17 year old girl thats making more money than you’ll ever make and is just LIVING HER LIFE. Shame, all I feel for you is pity…

  • Mai

    I’m no fan of Miley, but these are some gorgeous photos of her.

  • Bea

    I’m not a Miley fan, but those photos are her best I’ve seen in awhile. Pretty.

  • Rebecca

    I feel like they moved her eyes around on the cover. Higher and farther apart maybe?

  • ny

    Ok..they def. photoshopped the cover picture…like out of its mind!! Teeth, like someone mentioned..eyes, i think her nose is narrowed a bit as well. However she looks gorgeous in the silver gown!! Im sure that got photoshopped as well but atleast its not as obvious as the other one..

  • Saudia

    No way she looks fantastic!! I’m not a fan of Miley but she looks very grown up and less is more .. love it

  • RoxyTH

    If she’s 17 she needs to look an act like a mature 17 year old. She’s fcking annoying as hell…her voice, nose, teeth, mouth…horrible.

  • Jill


    thats editors job. of course they wont put all her “like”s into a magazine. that wouldnt look good.

    shut up ppl. shes just a girl whos living her dreams. you haters are just jealous because u can never have what she has. just shut up and live u life. if you dont like her, dont talk about her at all. thats how its done.

    shes real and pretty. honest and sincere. stop the hate. u wouldnt want anybody to talk shit about u or your sister or best friend.

  • Katrina

    That cover is not cute!
    But I think she got flak for that Vanity Fair pic of her just showing her BACK for no reason. Americans make fuss over the silliest things. And Taylor Launter is the SAME age is Miley and he is on every magazine cover with his shirt off or a wet tshirt and no one says a thing about that.

  • justme

    That whole family needs to be sent back to the gutter they crawled out of. The very definition of trash.

  • Carla

    OK, don’t insult her anymore. She is not perfect. I think she is beautiful and @Saudia:
    Totally agree with you!

  • Ha!

    Her comments are so normal-sounding. I’m not a fan, but she looks beautiful in these pictures, probably because she doesn’t have her hair hanging in her face and they styled it in a feminine, pretty way.

    I’m really glad I could read this, because I can’t stand listening to her smokers voice when she speaks.

  • mercedes

    Katrina – she was 15 years old wrapped in a bed sheet. Is that appropriate? Why did she need to “sex” herself up? For publicity? Shouldn’t her “talent” stand for itself.?

  • lisa

    I honestly feel bad for her. I don’t really know Miley, but she seems really innocent in this interview, I mean, she is young. A 17 years old doesn’t know everything, or much. It must suck to be under this amount of pressure and being avaliated by every single thing you do.
    Its a shame people care more about money and fame other than their own well-being….sad :(

  • olivia

    When I saw this I just thought “Who’s is that?”. That picture is photoshopped so much I didn’t regonize her..


    Liz Tilberis is rolling in her grave!!! Quite sad this cover.

  • Tassy

    My job is to be a role model, and that’s what I want to do, but my job isn’t to be a parent. My job isn’t to tell your kids how to act or how not to act, because I’m still figuring that out for myself. So to take that away from me is a bit selfish. Your kids are going to make mistakes whether I do or not. That’s just life.”

    HA’ so true!

  • LoveLeeR

    Beautiful cover!

  • C l a u d

    I wish Miley would look her age.

  • Frida

    You know, it’s not about wether the picture of her in VF was beautiful or not because it would have been had it been an older girl/woman in the picture. It’s the fact that Miley was 16 at the time and still a child and there’s really no need to sexualize her like that at such a young age. Look at what that did to Britney.

  • Jen

    why would she ask that. She is not pretty at all, Even though she does look nice in these pictures. Photoshop?

  • Mouse

    Why does she look like a young Elizabeth Hurley? They’ve definitely photoshopped her eyes…which is weird because she didn’t need it! For all her teeny bopper problems – she is a gorgeous girl.

  • EAC

    that doesn’t even look like her!

  • shortpeopledate

    Wow, she looks like jail bait

  • aska

    even after a lot of photoshopping, styling n makeup, she still isn’t pretty. granted bazaar has the worst photoshoppers, but still, this girl is not a beauty.


    Harper’s Bazaar wiull be recieving a letter.

    This RUDE child has no place on an adult fashion magazine.


    PS: The Vanity Fair photo was of a child in a sexual position with her FATHER! I own the magazine. It was in the worst taste and published with bad judgment.

    If you want to LAUGH OUT LOUD and see MIley at her finest. Go to youtube, type in miley cyrus graham norton interview. It’s the funniest thing thing I’ve seen in years and shows exactly how obnoxious and rude the child can be. You will die laughing,

  • AutumnM

    Miley looks good. Nice interview as well.

  • I think

    I blame Miley’s parents for any transgressions that Miley commits. She’s still a 17 yrs old girl, whether she thinks it or knows it or not. Miley may or may not feel pressured to sex up her image, but it’s her parents who should draw the line and decide what’s appropriate and what’s not. Hopefully, Miley’s mom isn’t like Britney Spears mom who allowed a teenage girl to get a boob job. That’s just a pure pimping.

  • Courtney

    I feel for her. People are always trying to make a big deal out of what she does. She’s just growing up and figuring things out.

  • amy

    First, that is a terrible picture of her. She looks like an alien. Second, she’s so stupid. What can be positive about a 15-year-old girl taking off her shirt and posing for a picture in a magazine. It’s not “art”. It’s a big fat whore trying to be sexy when she just makes herself look like a slutty little dumbass.

  • aimee

    umm.. that doesnt even look like miley! thank you photoshop!

  • Celebwatcher

    Okay so she’s a role model but her job isn’t to tell kids how to act. Well Missy that’s sounds like a contradiction. A 16 y/o stranger should never be any kids role models. Lawd ha’ mercy!

    Read it then weep!