Serial nipple-slipper Miley Cyrus hopes she can still be sexy without flashing her breasts.
The saucy Disney teen made the vow after revealing she is now giving fellow wild child Justin Bieber career advice as she provided fans with a relationship update on her shaky romance with Liam Hemsworth.
‘A star is someone who doesn’t have to take her clothes off to be sexy because you naturally have star power,’ the 20-year-old said as she teased with her cleavage on the cover of Elle magazine.
‘Sex does sell, but you have to find a way that’s not just showing your tits. I don’t want to be a glorified model. They just walk on stage and it’s all about their clothes – or lack of clothes,’ she said.
Defending her nude photoshoot in a bedsheet that she did at the age of 15 for photographer Annie Leibovitz, Cyrus said: ‘You can’t even look at something that’s just beautiful without immediately going to sex. That’s sad.’
Coming under fire in her teen years for smoking a bong and her saucy pics, the former Hannah Montana star reckons she can help floundering Bieber with some dos and don’ts.
‘I noticed he [Justin Bieber] was taking all these photos of people and doing a lot of s***, and I just grabbed him and said, “Just take a snapshot in your brain of this moment, so you don’t forget.”’
She continued: ‘I don’t remember my Hannah Montana movie premiere – and my 3D movie trumped everyone’s at the box office – I don’t remember being there. All I remember from that night is that I stopped and got a strawberry milkshake beforehand. That’s all. It’s crazy. You think you’re in the present but you’re not.’
‘We have a house together and dogs. It just seems right to be wearing this ring and to be committed. But we keep our relationship low-key and don’t talk about it anymore,’ she said on her life with The Hunger Games star.
These days Miley admits hindsight is a great thing when it comes to child stardom after being snapped up by Disney at 11.
‘I was just a baby! I had no teeth, no boobs. I was a little girl. It’s crazy that a decision you make when you’re a kid can affect your whole life – that someone would trust a child with her own future,’ she said. ‘It was just lucky that I was able to love it and turn it around.’
Read the full interview in the June issue of ELLE UK on sale Wednesday.