May 25th, 2010
01:04 PM ET
At the very least, Miley Cyrus is honest.
During a radio interview with “The Bert Show,” Miley Cyrus said she already knows the kind of comments that can be elicited from a mere mention of her name.
“If you say ‘Miley Cyrus,’ there’s going to be some type of bad press or controversy that comes with it,” the actress/singer said. “It’s just part of where I am in my life right now....It’s like when Hilary Duff started growing up off the Disney channel, everyone thought she was anorexic...just because when she goes out she doesn't look like a 12-year-old anymore. It's the same thing."
Well, Cyrus certainly no longer looks 12, as she proved in her latest music video for her single “Can’t Be Tamed.” But she maintains that nothing she does is for shock value.
“It’s written for someone my age – if you go to a high school, no one is singing about happiness and rainbows and butterflies all the time,” she said. When it comes to her selection of movie roles, she's “doing real high school parts which include real high school things. When people look…at what high school nowadays is, it’s not exactly what you always see on the Disney channel…the movies that I’m choosing are a little more realistic.”
Speaking of school: the 17-year-old added that she’s not planning on applying to any colleges. “I’m a firm believer that you can go back at any age you want, because my Grandma went back to college at 62," Cyrus said. "For right now, I really want to focus on my career. I've worked hard to get to where I am now, and I want to enjoy it while it lasts."
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