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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