There are several reasons why Barbara Walters would consider Miley Cyrus to be one of the most fascinating people of 2013, but it seems that list also includes her relationship with "The Hunger Games'" Liam Hemsworth.
Cyrus and Hemsworth were set to be married just a year ago when, after persistent rumors suggesting their relationship was over, the two stars confirmed in September that the engagement was off.
The news was just one more headline for Cyrus to add to her pile, as she was also in the midst of intense album promotion. So when Walters sat down with the 21-year-old singer/actress as part of her annual "Most Fascinating People" special, the two got real about how much the split really impacted Cyrus' year.
We could've guessed that Miley Cyrus doesn't really care about the public's perception, but the singer has since confirmed that on Twitter.
After her smoke session at the MTV EMAs on Sunday, Cyrus told her 15 million-plus followers that "sometimes in life you just gotta decide to not give AF."
While some wear their heart on their sleeve, Miley Cyrus wears her grandmother.
Well, sort of - the 20-year-old singer revealed on Twitter that she has a new tattoo of her older relative on her forearm, because "i am her favorite & she is mine."
Now that she's no longer engaged, Miley Cyrus is basking in her freedom.
The 20-year-old spoke frankly about her split from actor Liam Hemsworth on "Ellen" Thursday, and from the sound of it, the "Wrecking Ball" singer has few, if any, regrets. Host Ellen DeGeneres, on the other hand, might have a tiny one:
Contrary to popular belief, Miley Cyrus doesn't get around town by twerking her way there.
That seems like part of the reason Cyrus avoided twerking - or licking things - on "Saturday Night Live" over the weekend. The 20-year-old singer/actress told Jimmy Fallon on "Late Night" Tuesday that she wanted to send the message that she does, in fact, have other talents outside of what she's shown in her latest music videos.
Miley Cyrus promised a different sound with her new album, "Bangerz," and it sounds like the 20-year-old pop star has delivered.
Her fourth studio release, which was officially released Tuesday but has been streaming online for about a week, has been largely well-received, with several critics noting how much of a departure it is from her prior three albums:
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