Pop superstar Miley Cyrus takes the cover of British Vogue Magazine‘s June 2023 edition lensed by fashion photographer Steven Meisel. In charge of styling was Edward Enninful, with casting direction from Jill Demling, and production by PRODn. Beauty is work of hair stylist Guido Palau, makeup artist Pat McGrath, and manicurist Jin Soon Choi.
I wrote it in a really different way. The chorus was originally: ‘I can buy myself flowers, write my name in the sand, but I can’t love me better than you can.’ It used to be more, like, 1950s. The saddest song. Like: ‘Sure, I can be my own lover, but you’re so much better’. The song is a little fake it till you make it. Which I’m a big fan of.
I’m actually not an attention-seeking person, sitting here as a 30-year-old grown woman. I was creating attention for myself because I was dividing myself from a character I had played. Anyone, when you’re 20 or 21, you have more to prove. ‘I’m not my parents.’ ‘I am who I am. I carried some guilt and shame around myself for years because of how much controversy and upset I really caused. Now that I’m an adult, I realise how harshly I was judged. I was harshly judged as a child by adults and now, as an adult, I realise that I would never harshly judge a child.
I make choices that I’m proud of that protect me… I put my mental and physical health before a paycheque… I freed up space for myself to be with friends and family doing what I love, which is working out, eating well, learning ways about how to enhance my life, staying dedicated to practices and protocols that are specifically designed for me. – Miley Cyrus
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