It feels like yesterday that Miley Cyrus was running around half naked with her tongue hanging out. The pop-star has re-invented herself and is now a mentor on NBC’s “The Voice.” Though she isn’t doing much twerking anymore, she still dresses rather eclectic. Regarding her wardrobe choices, Cyrus has said, “I think it makes the contestants feel safer. When I turn around, people laugh and feel lighthearted. I think they get to see that side of me.”
Cyrus went on to say, “People saw me as being wild, and literally all I do is I’m obsessed with yoga, I love hiking, and I’m reading constantly. My life is so positive. From the outside, people think I’m partying with rappers. That was back in my prime.”
Cyrus has a foundation called Happy Hippie that is dedicated to supporting at-risk LGBTQ and homeless youth. “I am only doing ‘The Voice’ because that helps Happy Hippie,” Cyrus says.
It was at an LBGTQ center in Los Angeles that Cyrus identified with her sexuality. In an interview with Variety, she stated “I think when I figured out what it was. I went to the LGBTQ center here in L.A., and I started hearing these stories. I saw one human in particular who didn’t identify as male or female. Looking at them, they were both: beautiful and sexy and tough but vulnerable and feminine but masculine. And I related to that person more than I related to anyone in my life. Even though I may seem very different, people may not see me as neutral as I feel. But I feel very neutral. I think that was the first gender-neutral person I’d ever met. Once I understood my gender more, which was unassigned, then I understood my sexuality more. I was like, “Oh — that’s why I don’t feel straight and I don’t feel gay. It’s because I’m not.”
Cyrus is currently dating Liam Hemsworth.