Friday, April 3, 2009

Miley Cyrus Glamour / Ryan Secreast interview

Miley Cyrus' Glamour article is online, plus more pictures. Do you think your fame have given you a different perspective? I was talking with my mom one day, and I said that I would not change the way I grew up for anything.

Yes, I am really overwhelmed. I went to the Oscars for the first time when I was 13. Then I had my first real relationship; it was hard-core and lasted two years [With Nick Jonas]. That's a life-changing experience most people don't have until they're 19 or 20. So my life has been on high speed. [My career] is a
huge responsibility.

Do you worry that your boyfriend is so much older? I don't feel like I'm doing anything wrong, and I'm ready for people to accept it. My fans already accept it, they just want me to be happy. And I haven't been that happy in a few years working so hard, moving to LA from Nashville, going through a bad..

..breakup [with Nick Jonas]. I'm finally happy again, and I think that is reflected in my music and my work. So honestly, I don't feel like there's anything to hide. And I love him so much I don't really care.

What have you've learned from your mistakes? I've learned how to respect myself and how to say no. I've learned who I can really trust. I have 200 or 300 friends, but I probably trust four. When I read something in the tabloids and it's from an 'insider,' I want to know who thinks they're on the 'inside.'

Because I can count on one hand the people who really know me. There's my best friend, Mandy; I can tell her anything without being judged. There's Jason Earles, who's on my show, he's like a big brother to me.

There's my big sister, Brandi. And the best thing that's happened to me in a long, long time has been meeting Justin [Gaston], because he's the most respectful and selfless person I've ever known.

How did you meet Justin? My dad introduced us on the Hannah Montana set. I looked so bad that day. I was wearing sweats and glasses and we talked. Then he showed up the next day and said, "I can't stop thinking about you. Can I take you to a movie?'

When he took me home, I said, 'I don't want to get close to you, because I don't know where this is going to go.' And he said, 'Well, you can't live like that.' So we took a three-mile walk, and talked and talked. And I felt 10 pounds lifting from my shoulders. Now he's my best friend.

Do you feel like you've missed your childhood? At times I feel I'm very mature for my age, but other times I feel very immature. I still like to sleep with my parents sometimes. I'll go into their bedroom and snuggle with my mom..

..because I've been working all day and haven't seen her. Or my dad will give me a piggyback ride. I'm not around other people my age that much, so I don't know how 16-year-olds are supposed to act! I just do what feels right.