Miley Cyrus: I'm a Household Name!

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Miley Cyrus is not lacking for confidence these days.

The singer - who poses in her underwear while wearing a shirt dotted with marijuana leaves in the new issue of Notion - tells that magazine that she once considered shortening her name.

"I was thinking about dropping the Cyrus and just being Miley, but there's something powerful about the fact that my name now is like a household name," the singer not-so-humbly says.

Miley Cyrus Video Pic

Elsewhere in the interview, Cyrus goes off on what she considers to be a common misplaced belief about her.

"People have this misconception of me that I'm just one of these kids on TV and that now I go off and party and I'm just this ratchet white girl, and I'm not," she complains. "I work really, really hard, I'm just in a different environment."

That environment has led to some major headlines for Miley recently, from her sexed-up appearance in a Big Sean music video to her... makeout session with a giant baby.

"I'm young and living and in L.A., which is everyone's dream, you know," the artist says in her own defense. "I'm living it to the fullest."

In a recent chat with The Associated Press, Cyrus made a similar point.

"I think people forget what it feels like to be 20. People just evolve and that's all that's happened to me. But people think a mad scientist somehow cooked up this potion and turned me into a different human, which it wasn't. All I did was get a haircut and buy some clothes."


Miley Cyrus Biography

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Miley Cyrus has evolved tremendously over the years. Initially known for portraying Hannah Montana, the singer/actress made an effort to... More »
Franklin, Tennessee
Full Name
Destiny Hope Cyrus

Miley Cyrus Quotes

Thank you guys for all your support. Without you, none of this would be possible. I love every one of you and I could not be more appreciative. God bless you.

Miley Cyrus [at a concert, soon after photo scandal broke]

I have let myself down. I will learn from my mistakes and trust my support team. My family and my faith will guide me through my life's journey.

Miley Cyrus [on lewd photos]