Miley Cyrus for Cosmopolitan Magazine

Posted on October 29, 2013

We suppose it was only a matter of time before “twerk” showed up on a Cosmo cover line.


Miley Cyrus covers the December 2013 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine in a Forever Unique dress photographed by Peter Pedonomou.


But they did right by her in terms of the styling, managing to straddle that line between looking like a fashion mag cover and looking like … well, Miley Cyrus.

Inside, she spews the expected un-self-aware narcissism expected from a star:

On her insane year: “Everything is so chaotic and crazy right now and it’s so much all at once, but I’m living for it. I’m just having the best time ever and everything’s falling into place like it’s supposed to. Even people who want to hate on me, they can’t even shut down the fact that I’m literally what everyone is talking about. I don’t want to say that I’m on top right now – I feel like I’m kind of an underdog in a cool way. It’s almost punk rock to like me because it’s not the right thing to do. Like, society wants to shut me down.”

On her VMA performance: “When people started complaining about the awards show, I was like, ‘Have you never seen the fucking video?’ And what if I hadn’t done that performance? The VMAs would have been bad. They would have been missing something. The show was kind of making fun of how serious the pop industry is.”

On the celebs who support her: “The support of other artists is important because there are not many people who can relate to what I’m going through right now. Kanye West is one of those people, and even Katy Perry has been so cool. It’s easy for Kanye to support me because we’re in totally separate lanes of competition, but for Katy to say that she appreciates what I’m really doing for the pop industry, that keeps you going. And I mean, who cares what the media buzz is if Kanye West is telling you that you’re the shit?”

Bless her heart. She seems almost distressingly naive about her place in pop culture, which strikes us as odd, considering how long she’s been a part of it. On the other hand, we tend to celebrate this kind of chest-thumping bravado in male stars, so we suppose it’s only fair to let her have her delusions of grandeur.  If Kanye can be an ass on the regular, then we suppose we shouldn’t get too upset when Whihanna Montana acts like one too.

“Like, society wants to shut me down!”

Isn’t she just precious?



Kudos to the stylist. No, really.



[Photo Credit: Peter Pedonomou for Cosmopolitan Magazine]

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  • annabelle archer

    “It’s almost punk rock to like me because it’s not the right thing to do. Like, society wants to shut me down.”

    God bless this silly little twit. I needed that laugh today, thank you.

    • decormaven

      Yes, that’s a statement for the ages. I’d pay her a dollar to drop all “punk” references from here on, though.

    • Surely

      Made me laugh, too. Then hurl.
      So. Sick. Of. Her.

      • calimon

        I laughed and hurled at the same time. It’s the worst.

        • fursa_saida

          I actually imagined in detail what would happen if I did that, and I want to blame you, but in conscience I have to blame myself.

        • JDreesen

          laughing and hurling at the same time is so punk though! Miley would be so, like, proud of you for doing what people don’t want you to do.

          (i say this based on the assumption that people don’t want others to laugh and hurl at the same time…Daniel Tosh is the exception to that rule, though, natch.)

    • paginatrix

      A real punk would devour her raw for breakfast.

      • mlle

        And then get away with it, because (s)he was wearing some sort of sensible shoes and could run away.

      • marlie

        My mind went straight to what Debbie Harry would have said if Miley were standing on the runway like this.

        • sojourneryouth

          I’m hoping for a Miley/Lydia Lunch smackdown. I would die happy on the spot!

          • HorseNPonyShow

            I would pay good money to see that.

    • Lucía Gavello

      I’m not convinced uncles T and Lo didn’t make that up for our amusement, I mean, AS IF!

    • Rhonda Shore

      Miley’s comment is almost brilliant…in a way it’s like Ronald Reagan campaigning as a government outsider for his second Presidential term.

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      Right? Sid Vicious is having a good laugh from wherever in the universe he is right now.

    • Fordzo

      Lou Reed is spinning in his fresh grave.

      • Rand Ortega

        I think he’s snickering at her knowingly in his awesome chill way.

        • Fordzo

          He’s thinking “I was made for headphones. She was made for earplugs.”

          • Rand Ortega

            1 for the ages. Like Lou.

      • Heather

        RIP Lou. :-( One of the best shows I ever saw.

    • enuma

      I just tell myself that “Society” is the name of her drug dealer.

    • Constant Reader

      She obviously has no idea what “punk rock” means, but is devoted to using the phrase a lot.

    • xmixiex

      bhahahahahaha i had that copied to my clipboard to talk about how HILARIOUS that line is. you beat me to it by a long shot.

  • Elizabeth Phillips

    Uh, I don’t think I’d want for Kanye West to think I’m the s***. I mean, he’s not exactly a class act…

    • Theresa

      All I can say is consider the source…..her bar is set soooooo loooooooow.

      • Shawn EH

        Towards mass popularity. Which is the highest value, right? It makes the fuss over her Leibowitz photos a few years ago seem so naive.

    • Sobaika

      This is one of the most confounding things. How do these people support her? I know Kanye isn’t popular around these parts, what with the ego and the Kardashian, but he is talented and provocative and has a history of cutting through the bs (‘Imma let you finish’ and ‘George Bush doesn’t care about black people’ are the two greatest pop culture moments of the decade, they just are).

      Why is he (or Pharell for the love of cheese) giving her any credibility? They’re musical heavyweights.

      • SassieCassy

        for the love of cheese

      • Rand Ortega

        She’s the flavor of the month. To say something about MC is to garner attention for yourself.

        • Vivi N

          Exactly. But in the case of ‘Ye and Pharrell, they already have that attention. Well, ‘Ye just L O V E S attention, so this doesn’t apply to him. But, Pharrell? It boggles my mind how much he stands firmly behind her and her ‘style’ and her music and her being.

          Ah well.

          • Rand Ortega

            Pharrell is on that new Rihanna show/Project Runway ripoff, “Styled To Rock”, so maybe he’s looking to broaden his brand recog.

      • Denise Alden

        Thanks for reminding me about ‘George Bush doesn’t care about black people.’ I always think Kanye’s kind of an ass: you made me remember how much I really respected him for saying that out loud.

      • fursa_saida

        I am just baffled by Kanye’s support. Baffled.

      • mightbewrong

        Well, she sure isn’t a threat. If I were him I’d probably support her as the adorably hopeless fellow musician too.

    • Aurumgirl

      Also, he could have meant it literally.

  • Casey Wayman

    What on earth is the material on that second bra (third picture)? Almost like someone spray-painted aluminum foil . . . looks very cheap. But everything else is actually quite perfect.

    • kimmeister

      Construction paper?

  • Julie

    I kind of love the dress she’s wearing on the cover.

  • Kiltdntiltd

    Her dubious charms and talents escape me utterly.

    • conniemd

      Me either. I’m a straight middle aged female, but if Angelina Jolie knocked on my front door, I’d invite her into bed, because I think she is terribly hot and sexy, or Lucy Liu. But Miley, I’d slam the door in her face .

      • Rand Ortega

        Then I’d deodorize.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        I”m just bored by a yet another young pop female performer who thnks that she is so innovative and cutting edge by posing in a bra and panties with her legs spread. Honey, it’s been done-about a thousand million times before….

    • Nan

      Dubious is a bit too kind, Sir.

  • Blair Sylvester

    You white skinny wealthy underdog you

    • eowyn_of_rohan

      Hammer meet nail. Right on the head.

    • gigi kennedy


    • Rand Ortega

      You win. Everything.

    • marlie

      Don’t forget “attractive.” It’s the perfect storm of privilege.

    • StelledelMare

      Seriously the only way she could be more priveleged is if she were a man.

      • Blair Sylvester

        I think in her instance it might be an advantage seems like more female former Disney stars come out with careers once they leave Disney . Maybe it’s harder for male stars to shed their asexual non threatening image than female stars

        • melisaurus

          Shia Lebouf and Zac Efron are still trying. I can’t think of any others except for some supporting actors that are still supporting actors.
          Lest we not forget Justin Timberlake and Ryan Gosling are old school disney kids on the MMC.

          • fursa_saida

            I think Shia LaBeouf has succeeded, in that he works regularly and he’s definitely not perceived as squeaky-clean. More like “obsessed with hypermasculine posturing, mouth-shooting-off weirdo” if you ask me. (At LaineyGossip they refer to him as Noted Weirdo Shia LaBeouf.)

    • tereliz


      • Blair Sylvester

        I think snl should do a “it gets worse” parody with over the hill celebrities telling current celebrities to get a fucking grip and enjoy being famous

    • lrhg

      With a country musician father. Not exactly like she had to break into music with garage bands and shopping her demo all around town.

      • janierainie

        Don’t forget his contribution to mankind. The Mullet.

        • demidaemon

          He was not the sole perpetrator of that. His true contribution was “My Achy Breaky Heart,” which I loved back in the day. I was like seven, mind you, but it sits there like the shame that will never go away.

          • janierainie

            I know he wasn’t the original, but he was responsible for much of its spread into the heartland of America.

  • kbshee

    She needs both a new stylist and a new publicist.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      And a new therapist. To help her deal with “society trying to shut her down.” ROFL!!!

  • eowyn_of_rohan

    Did anyone see her tweet after Lou Reed’s death? I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. “Noooooooo nottttttttt Lou Reed!” I wonder how much time she took deciding the right number of “O’s” and “T’s” in those first two words.

    • decormaven

      Thank the heavens I did not see that little missive. My eyes would have rolled all day.

    • bellafigura1

      It hurt me. Just. Eek. #makeherstop

    • marlie

      Does she even know who Lou Reed is/was, or did she just jump on the bandwagon?

    • Rand Ortega

      Bet real $ her publicist tweeted that.

    • janierainie

      I really hate her guts now.

  • lobsterlen

    I am having this weird deja vu moment but haven’t I read this stuff already about her being a punk or something? Or is it all just blending now. Anyway Miley thinks she is Lou Reed! An underdog! A musically revolutionary!

  • Glam Dixie

    I’d feel she was more likeable if her schtick was all really impressive, like look how amazingly talented she is but instead I’m just embarrassed for her most of the time.

    • mlle

      I think she makes us all realize how ridiculous we were at that age. It wasn’t that long ago for me, but I’m already looking back and cringing.

      • marlie

        i can safely say that I wasn’t even that bad at her age.

        • Rand Ortega

          I was. Proudly. But I realized early that bravado & the attention it engenders is finite even when you have the talent to back it up. You still have to deal with people & those same people will happily remind you of your behavior on your inevitable waning popularity. Hopefully Ms. Cyrus will come down from her fame high & work on her talent.

          • marlie

            I should also add the disclaimer that I was the poster child for “nerdy goody-two-shoes,” so I wasn’t about pushing the envelope or breaking any rules.

          • sagecreek

            Yep. I think I saw you at the meetings.

      • Glam Dixie

        I never had that phase so she is totally perplexing to me.

      • Sunraya

        There is no way I was that bad at her age. But of course, I don’t come from an overprivileged white musical background. I think the think I dislike about her most right now is that she really thinks she is some kind of groundbreaker, when she is just another seem-talented pop star trying to shock the world into remembering her.

  • Jessica Freeman

    Honestly, I can’t even. Blatant ego, from a man or woman, makes me all ragey.

    • Lori

      This is my position. I also find Kanye insufferable and wish he’d just shut it already. Some people should just do their musical thing and otherwise not talk in public at all.

      • Jessica Freeman

        I just think if you have to run around saying “you’re the best that ever did it” maybe you’re only trying to convince yourself. Recently he took 10 minutes out of his show to get all ranty and I would be really pissed if I paid for a ticket and he acted like the jackass he is.

        • SassieCassy

          i saw him live about two years ago, he always gets ranty onstage. it was really weird, he was talking about how he felt bad for young women getting exploited in the industry and he had a bunch of half nude ballet dancers behind him lol

          i recently read some article blog thing that said the reason ye’s ego upsets so many people is because he is a young black male rapper, all things that we are told are worthless. and he is up here insisting he is the greatest. the argument was that the bravado served a larger importance for black youths about refusing to cave into society’s expectations – this was in context of his ranting on jimmy kimmel which was frenetic but well meaning i think. anyway. i dont really agree with it, but the article made me think twice about dismissing him nad his loud mouth

          • marlie

            I give Kanye a skosh more leeway than Miley. Not much, but some.

          • snarkykitten

            So he’s like Axl Rose?

          • Lori

            I cut Kanye a lot of slack for pretty much this reason, right up until he hooked up with a Kardashian. You can get slack for making a statement by going against the negative expectations of the larger culture or you can be part of the black hole of talent-free fame whoring that is the K clan, but not both.

          • demidaemon

            To be fair to them both, he seems to really love her. Which I know might be hard for some of us to grasp, but it does melt my icy BK heart a little.

        • marlie

          If, at this point, you are paying to go to one of his shows, I would expect that you know what you might be getting into.

          But yeah, I pay concert-ticket-money to hear music, not self-aggrandizing rants.

        • Slanted & Enchanted

          I was actually at his show this weekend (not a huge fan, but my friend had an extra ticket so I jumped on it). He had like three rants. One was short, typical, and not memorable. One was long, rambling, and annoying. But the last one was bomb! He has given me my new favorite response to teh haterz ever: “People are always asking me, demanding, ‘Why are you doing this? Why are you doing that?'” Dramatic pause. “BECAUSE I FUCKING THOUGHT OF IT.”

          I dunno man, I find Kanye’s rants kind of endearing because he is just so sincere. And they’re not always self-indulgent – he tries to talk about exploitation and discrimination and things like that. And to add to what SassieCassy wrote about the article – Kanye talked about how he knows he has this ego, this huge amount of confidence, but that he wants his fans to pump themselves up by singing “I am a god” and transfer some of that confidence into their daily lives. It was kind of sweet.

      • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

        Same could be said about some actors.

        • Lori

          True. If you’re maybe not the sharpest tool in the shed and/or you’re kind of charmless and your acting skills don’t extend to being able to act like a smart charming person for the length of an interview then it’s best if you avoid them as much a possible.

    • mlle

      I can tolerate it from someone who actually has the talent to back it up. Miley is not in that category.

  • Dzing!

    Punk rock, Miley? Really? You keep using the word “punk”. I do not think it means what you think it means.

    • bellafigura1

      God, that made me violent, as a former punk.

    • shorty j

      I dunno, as a cranky old punk I found it awfully reflective of a lot of the bullshit that goes on in that scene. “we have to leave the show by 10pm because mom said I have to bring the van back tonight. SO OPPRESSIVE.” Lord knows there’s plenty of that “no one understands my pain, now check out my new $200 bullet belt”/”guys check it out, I spray-painted the anarchy symbol on my school locker because I’m SO EDGY” thing. (grumble grumble etc.)

      • ovarB

        So what you are saying is that watching “Sid and Nancy” during my junior high years did not make me punk?? My youth is a lie!!!

  • hughman

    If she or one of her people was smart, she’d steer this all Sharon Stone where she could be sexy AND cray cray (which isn’t an easy thing to do). Right now the needle still points towards crazy.

    • NMMagpie

      That’s the thing: as I was reading those excerpts, I was not thinking ‘smart.’

  • Diego!

    Oh please… I saw her once performing “live” and my ears are still bleeding… Give me a break!

  • Blair Sylvester

    Girl fire Molly as your publicist/spirit guide . It’s not working

  • MilaXX

    TRY. SO. HARD.
    please go have several seats.

  • International Model

    Finally reading a Cosmo cover carefully…this magazine is like your worst adult female friend who makes you feel insecure after a brunch you never wanted to go to in the first place.

    • twigg

      with bonus horrifying sex tips.

      • demidaemon

        One of my favorite parts of Chelsea Lately these days is where they do the skits having men read these “sex tips” from this magazine and Seventeen. It truly shows you how out of touch and ridiculous they are.

  • Sobaika

    She so reminds me of the ‘Girl You Wish You Hadn’t Started A Conversation With At A Party’

    “Like, because… society, you know?”

    • mlle

      “I mean, there’s all this oppression and I’m like fighting like standards. That’s why I got these finger tattoos, to be real.”

    • snarkykitten

      and also the Girl No One Invited But Showed up Hammered Anyway

      • marlie

        OMG, I know her! UGH. And she drinks up all the good booze.

  • Barbara Thomas

    She looks clean, at least. That’s an improvement.

  • Kimbolina

    I don’t have the energy so I’m not even going to touch her comments.

    One thing I will say, I wish the top/sleeves on the cover dress had been a little tighter/fitted. I hate how the illusion netting looks kind of bunchy and loose.

    • Amanda Welliver

      That’s the first Cosmo cover I’ve seen in ages where it looks like the dress could actually zip up in the back.

  • NinjaCate

    Bravado I don’t mind. Delusion concerns me though…

  • KinoEye

    Gosh, that cover is an assault on the senses. “SEX up your party time WITHOUT GAINING WEIGHT sexy sex sex sex EAT DRINK TWERK holiday SEX!!” That’s the gist of it, anyway.

    Also, it gave me an idea for a terrible, terrible movie. “Eat, Drink, Twerk: One Woman’s Never-Ending Search for Attention,” in which young Miley gads about the globe, looking for personal fulfillment in a series of increasingly desperate-looking outfits as she eats, drinks and twerks her way to happiness.

    • decormaven

      Watch out. I’m already shuddering to think she might record an album of punk covers.

      • lobsterlen

        What the world truly needs is Miley Cyrus to do a punk Christmas album!

        You know it might just bring about world peace because at that point the world would be united by its collective Miley hate.

      • poggi

        Given what her definition of “punk” is I don’t think we have too much to worry about.

    • mshesterp

      Over lunch I just read a Shape (Self?) left in the staff lounge, and I swear I’m banning all of them from my house whenever i have children (well, and now, as a single woman). God, those magazines are so gross. Heaven forbid my ass not be rock hard and my waist not whittled because I had too much Thanksgiving turkey. SHUT UP, ALL WOMEN’S MAGS. MY ORGASM IS JUST FINE.

      • mlle

        But don’t you know that you can maximize your man’s pleasure by shooting him with rubberbands mid-coitally? The little tingling sensations will drive him up the wall!

        • lobsterlen

          thank you. You just gave me multiply LOLs for the day.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      Soon to be a documentary.

    • Kate4queen

      Is Gaga in that one too?

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    At least she didn’t stick out her tongue.

    • Irish Rodriguez Reyes

      I think that’s why she has her fingers in her mouth – they’re stopping it from coming out.

  • Amanda Welliver

    The cover blurbs are so ridiculous that this looks like one of those “Put Yourself on The Cover of a Magazine” photobooth offerings. But no, they mean it.

    • OrigamiRose

      Sadly, I think they are the same blurbs that were on the cover when I read Cosmo in high school.

      Twenty years ago.

      • Sarah

        No way they told you to “twerk your ass off.” Those were kinder, gentler times.

        • OrigamiRose

          Ha ha, touche. I do remember one article in particular about how to catch a man, which boiled down to “make sure he catches you ogling his ass” and “make sure you bend over in your shortest skirt so he can admire yours.”


          • Sarah

            Yeah, I know you’re right. If I had a nickel for every time they’ve advertised a new sex position that I can try, I’d be as rich as Miley.

          • mlle

            Can I get a dime every time I spot a repeated tip?

          • OrigamiRose

            That’ll guarantee you Warren Buffett-levels of wealth :)

  • ThaliaMenninger

    No matter how hard she tries, she still looks like Justin Bieber’s twin bro. I have to think that is not intentional.

    • tereliz

      The resemblance in the third pic is uncanny.

    • Heather

      I posted below before I saw this – she looks like JB in drag in that pic.

  • JR Labrador

    Her ego is the Black Hole in the center of the universe. Nothing will ultlimately escape its pull.

  • calimon

    Kanye West and Katy Perry are her allies?

    Oh, OK, Miley. Mea culpa. You are completely validated.

  • Glam Dixie

    She’s like one of those Jackass movies, funny but really hard to watch.

  • Sarah

    I can shut down all your facts, Miley. Because the only reason why I though about you at all in the past couple of weeks (barring today) is cuz my cousin’s kid carved a pumpkin with your head on it and presented it on FB to the tune of “Wrecking Ball” the other day. And then smashed the shit out of it.

    • demidaemon

      THIS. IS. SO. AWESOME! I seriously wish you had a video of it you could share. It must have been so cathartic.

      • Sarah

        That kid is like 12 and lives in Brooklyn. She is a billion times cooler than she has any right to be – such a badass!

  • Kent Roby

    Punk? Um, Hon, you can hump a foam finger all you want, but it doesn’t make it, or you, a Sex Pistol.

  • Imasewsure

    She looks great on the cover but overly impressed with her in the two inside photos (and I refuse to read her drivel… ’cause I just ate!)…. Love those disco fur jackets!

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    She and cosmopolitan, it’s a match made in…(I don’t know how to finish that.)

    • Glam Dixie

      A port-a-potty?

      • demidaemon

        The trailer park?

  • Jess Collett

    I couldn’t care less about how Miley Cyrus chooses to make herself relevant again, but I just want her to stop referring to herself as being ‘punk rock’. No. No. No. No. Saying you are something does not make you something. I could say ‘I’m a grapefruit!’ but it’s not going to happen.

  • Cathy S

    She should get this stylist to work with her daily. She almost looks like a grown up instead of a stupid kid who thinks she knows what sexy is. She looks great in these pictures.

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    Great styling, but she’s still running that mouth like a naive little kid. Oh, well – baby steps.

    • tetisheri

      Is it me, or is she like a little kid who has just learned all the bad words and is trying to shock everyone?

  • Jumpingjacks

    Hey Miley, you’re looking better than Gaga.. it’s not much of an accomplishment, but just wanted to let you know you’re still winning!

  • mmebam

    The funfetti dress is cute. I’m not a big fan of the orange bra in the second look. Perhaps a polkadot or Chevron print? Or even the obvious black or red. As for the last look, what did that Muppet ever do to you?

    She’s so pretty when she’s not trying to lick her makeup off.

  • lunchcoma

    Yeah, that seems about right. She’d look even lovelier in something a little less risque, but that would seem false given her current image. This is a good balance between showing that she really is a pretty girl and presenting her in a way that doesn’t clash with who she actually is.

    If only there was someone who could style her public behavior and her comments.

  • Danielle

    I am so tired of this face she keeps giving. This blank, dull face best showcased in picture three.

  • Rand Ortega

    Please, God, just let me live 5 more years so I can say I witnessed the moment Miley Cyrus is confronted with reality.

    • sagecreek

      So many of us want a ticket to that show.

    • snarkykitten

      I dunno, it was tragic when it happened to Britney. But she seems to have rebounded?

      • Rand Ortega

        Yes. But it happened. & it’s going to happen to MC. I really hope MC or her handlers have the presence of mind to weather the inevitable.

        • annabelle archer

          The absolute saddest fact about Miley is that she is surrounded by people who do not give two shits about her, her mental health, her longevity, or her desires to have a sustainable career. She is a product to be used, abused and tossed aside. The ONLY way she will get care and guidance past her ability to top a charts is if she can get the cult like following Brit was able to achieve in such a short time. Brit is a special snowflake and one of the last of her kind in a pre facebook, pre vine, pre 10 seconds or less attention span media world.

          • Rand Ortega

            So sadly, tragically true. Do you think she’s as delicate as Brit? I get the impression she’s a lot harder hearted than BS. Since she appears to not care how she achieves her notoriety, she will continue on this path until someone like a parent intervenes like Brit’s did or the emptiness of fame & its decline will drive her further into pharmaceutical escape.

          • annabelle archer

            Delicate? No.
            I think Brit is fairly clear case of mental health issues. The fact that they keep slapping on a band aid and putting her back on stage makes me really sad. Unless that is really where SHE wants to be. If she is dealing the best she can and wants to work in the spotlight, then I wish her all the best. (Really doubtful, though. Her eyes can’t lie.)

            I feel like Miley will ruin what uneducated brain cells she has on all the Molly and Coke she can get her hands on, burn through money faster than her naked ass can print it, and generally exhaust the public with her bullshit. She will require real reinvention to stay at the top, and she probably doesn’t have the team or the intuition for that. She wasn’t born hungry (Madonna, Cher) so she won’t know how to fight for it the right way.

          • Rand Ortega

            Truer words have never been spoken. Kudos.

          • LesYeuxHiboux

            I think she was born hungry, for fame more than an entertainment career. The difference is that Madonna could dance and Cher could sing and act. Both could put on a hell of a show. Miley entered entertainment at a point with a very low bar, and is stuffing it on the leap to the big leagues with women who’ve honed their various crafts while she was partying so very hard.

          • annabelle archer

            Lord, she’s starving for fame. I meant ‘hungry’ as in not upper class, not already semi in the door to the business. She wasn’t born with that desire to break free of her small life.

  • marlie

    I think she looks great on the cover. And I like both of the inside photos, too, but did we need TWO of her in her underwear? Man, I’m sounding old.

  • mjude

    it is NOT punk rock to like you girl. I could care less about her & what she does but she needs to leave that shit alone.

  • jonesybj_notreally

    *breath*… oh, I can’t. she is to punk what Billy Joel was to new wave.

    • Rand Ortega

      BTFD. (Bowing The Fuck Down)

  • marshmallowjane

    Great cover. She comes across as a real ass in this interview. The Kanye West stamp of approval is right up there with the Alfred E. Newman stamp of approval.

  • tetisheri

    Wow! She can keep her tongue in her mouth! I was beginning to wonder.

  • Dreamwr8tr

    Feh. The jewel dress is styled well, but really all I can think is “Britney did it better.” Although the stylist deserves credit for styling Miley Cyrus’ not-hot mess.

  • Irish Rodriguez Reyes

    “Like, society wants to shut me down!” is my new excuse to avoid jury duty.

  • Nappysue

    I’ve never been a Miley fan, and, as a 60 year old woman, I’m definitely not in her demographic. But, I have to say, I kinda love her new album. I downloaded it on my iPod and surprise myself by how often I listen to it. Her mouthiness and cluelessness I attribute to the self-centeredness of the young.

    • Terrie_S

      Young is right. I’m just over half your age, and she makes me feel about 100 years old. Mainly, she makes me glad I’ve never been famous. The whole “rebel against society and find yourself” stage is awkward enough when it’s not done in the public’s eye. I can’t imagine having a public record of all the stupid things I did at that age.

  • boweryboy

    Her head is so far up her ass that even I’m seeing brown just reading those blurbs.

  • Trickytrisha

    Meh. I’m so over this little tart.

  • jjtxgrrl

    Yeahhh….being a spoiled child star on the cover of Cosmo is SOOO punk rock Miley. Geeeze.

    I can’t wait for 6 months from now when no one gives a #@%& about her again, and she gets off my happy TLO space.

  • Judy_J

    I’m shocked….no tongue in any of these photos!

  • YoungSally

    And Helen Gurley Brown thanked God that she wasn’t around to see this from a former “mouse burger”

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    The cover is a good look for her, though. Her range as model is as limited as her range in other areas.

    Miley Cyrus, let’s get one thing clear. You are a former child star who was born into wealth in Nashville. Your entire image has been constructed and spoonfed to you in a way that made you think it was your idea. You existed to shill lunchboxes for the man, and now you seem to be moving into the thong leotard business. You are not, and will never be, punk rock.

  • allcapsERINN

    “It’s almost punk rock to like me because it’s not the right thing to do.” — Ohhhhhh, somebody please give her a crash course in punk rock and tell her to stop abusing the hell out of that term.

    “And what if I hadn’t done that performance? The VMAs would have been bad.” — That Time Miley Cyrus Saved the VMAs. WOW.

    I’m not even a hater. I mean, let the girl be 20 and just ignore her. I try to cut her some slack. But then she opens her mouth and I cringe.

    “Even people who want to hate on me, they can’t even shut down the fact that I’m literally what everyone is talking about.” — Sheeeeezus, I think she truly believes we are ALL thinking about her ALL THE TIME.

  • RebeccaKW

    Miley, you are not LITERALLy what everyone is talking about right now. In fact, until this cover popped up today, I hadn’t thought about you in days, nor had I heard anyone else discussing you. Maybe if I hung out with high school kids, it would be different, but I hang out with adults. I would also like to point out that now you are saying your performance matched your video, but I seem to recall another interview where you said the performance was mis-represented because the (live) feed was edited. I’m confused. So confused.

    • ShaoLinKitten

      High school kids are not talking about her either.

      • demidaemon

        Neither are college students. At least mine aren’t.

    • Nicole

      I think she was comparing the VMA performance to the Blurred Lines video, not one of her own videos. As in, why would anyone be surprised/offended by her performance given the content of Thicke’s vid?

  • Violentcello

    “It’s almost punk rock to like me because it’s not the right thing to do.” I strained a retina rolling my eyes that hard.

  • RedRaven617

    Blessings to Cosmo for leaving out the tongue.

    • madscntst

      How much do you want to bed the editing room floor (showing my age) is littered with pictures of her sticking out that disgusting tongue?

      • RedRaven617

        Very likely. Ugh.

  • Qitkat

    I’ll be right back with my comment just as soon as I find my bedazzler and some illusion netting…

  • ashtangajunkie

    She’s an ass, but I’m looking forward to picking up the latest issue of Cosmo so I can sex up my holiday season.

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    “The First Thing He Notices About You” — that would be whether or not you read Cosmo.

  • Heather

    But oh, she looks weirdly like Justin Bieber in drag in that last shot…

    • Anplica Fiore

      Hmmm…have the 2 of them ever been seen together in public??

      • demidaemon

        What’s funny is that I believe she’s been talking about how he needs to get his act together. I don’t think you are one to be giving advice, Miley…

  • sleah_in_norcal

    yeah right, miley. you’re the center of the fucking universe.

    and don’t forget to sex up your holiday.

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  • Milos Mom

    She and her bobbsey-twin Justin Beiber should get married like tomorrow. That would simply be amazing and the only way they could possibly top their surreal lives.

  • ShaoLinKitten

    Those dark denim shorts are… they’re… no words.

    • annabelle archer

      I have words.
      Huge. Abomination. Diaper.

      Mostly just saying hi. It’s getting close to SoA O’clock. Enjoy the Anarchy.

      • ShaoLinKitten

        I was thinking Denim. Gym. Shorts. WHY?! but yours is better.

        Hi, sis! I think I am going to go to bed early tonight and do a Horror Double Header: SoA and AHS. I will enjoy it more. I need to go over to your blog so we can chat. Or shoot you an email so we can dish to our hearts’ content without bogging down TLo’s blog.

        • annabelle archer

          yassss! do that, drop me an email. last week i didn’t watch AHS and it killed me all of thursday to have to avoid tlo’s recap. i’ll get sleep when good tv isn’t on!!

      • CT14

        Huggies comes out with a “denim shorts” patterned diaper every summer.

  • cocohall

    This is giving me anticipatory sad. She has been in the business too long (and is the daughter of BRC, who has had his own predictable spin on the fame wheel) so she must know what is in store for her. No one stays on top of the PR cycle for long, and these days, the cycle is spinning faster and faster. I get the sense that her “society is shutting me down!” comments reveal that she does know what is coming and is trying to brace herself with some “punk” posturing. Oh dear, honey. You are going to need more than that. Also, it is okay for us to miss you. You can stay home every third Thursday. Try it.

  • Vtg Fashion Library

    Her fingernails scare me.

  • janierainie

    That sound you hear is our IQ slopping out of our eyes and ears.

  • demidaemon

    Jesus H. Christ. I can’t.

  • PeaceBang

    I love this kid. She totally brings out the worried guidance counselor in me, but she’s a hot fun mess. The hair is SO sassy.

  • SophieCollier

    I swear in that last photo they’ve merged Justin Beiber’s head with hers. I see him!!!

  • HVM

    Miley – society isn’t trying to shut you down. We just want you to put your tongue away.

  • Dan_In_NYC

    Her hair is giving me life – and the prospect of Miley giving me life, well… I has a sad.

  • Meg Gallagher

    Kanye West…an artist?

  • Ginny Ellsworth

    I’m getting a weird Justin Beiber look from her face in those last two pictures. Is it the hair? Or the general lack of expression in the eyes?

  • AMartel

    “On the other hand, we tend to celebrate this kind of chest-thumping bravado in male stars, so we suppose it’s only fair to let her have her delusions of grandeur. ” NOOOOOO! Do not celebrate this. It’ll hang around and continue to annoy for, like, years past sell-by. There are no redeeming qualities that would argue in favor of celebration. The songs are derivative, the dancing is tired and relies entirely on foam-finger outrage for attention, the voice is good but not unusual or distinctive. She brings nothing new or original. The Disney nympho princess story has been done. We know the ending. It’s tedious and sad. Also (not that anyone cares) it doesn’t end very well for her. Please do make us watch another re-run. Lastly, “we” do not celebrate this kind of chest-thumping bravado in male stars. Kanye is a fool and laughing stock.

    • Tom and Lorenzo

      Kanye is a huge star who’s wealthy almost beyond measure and whose every move and utterance is documented and discussed ad nauseam.

      If that’s not someone being celebrated by the culture then we can’t imagine what is.

      • AMartel

        Several years (it seems like a decade) ago, Kanye had edge and interest. He was always a pompous ass but he brought something interesting to the table. He was celebrated and compensated for that. But now? He’s a joke, a punchline on late night tv. His narcissistic reality-deprived pronouncements are absurd on their face … and publicized for just that purpose. Come see the fool acting like a tool. There may be compensation involved but that’s not celebration. That’s just today’s version of the bearded lady or the two-headed baby in the circus. Anyway, I’m not trying to split hairs or limit celebrations. Celebrate whatever you want. I just prefer to celebrate someone who has actual talent or at least something original to say to go with the cute manufactured pose, and like I said, I’ve seen this boring show before and it’s LAME.

  • Gatto Nero

    At least they got her to keep her tongue in her head for five minutes.

  • amber.

    No one cares if you’re calling yourself the hottest chick in the game right now. The issue comes when you’re mediocre and you’re calling yourself the hottest chick in the game. Your album flopped. No one took your VMA performance seriously. Yeah, you’re on the cover of Glamour, but do people respect you? Are you the first person people are calling to be on an album or a song? Or are people only mentioning you when the mention the VMAs and twerking? No one is mentioning your talent. They’re calling you the less talented, more culturally offensive, less relevant, white version of Rihanna. Make sure you have clout to back you up. Let’s be real here. No one is going to mention you as the most revolutionary artists in the world in 25 years. Simmer down.

    The cover looks fine, the inside looks mediocre. Hottest chick in the game can’t even get a decent layout in Glamour mag. Beyonce would never stand for this, they would never approach her with this.

  • Ḉrḁzẙ ẞǿỡy Ðƶž

    i love you miley

  • AnnaleighBelle

    “Like, society wants to shut me down.” WTF?

    Maybe the wench should talk to Pussy Riot before sounding like an idiot.