Miley Cyrus: Leaked Provocative Photos Were ‘What’s Best For Me’

Miley does Cosmo. (Matthias Vriens-McGrath)Miley Cyrus strikes again!

Just when we think she can’t shock us anymore, she outdoes herself. The 20-year-old former Disney star is rocking the March cover of Cosmopolitan in nothing more than a white blazer and low-slung white pants … and no shirt or bra.

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Add this racy look to the plethora of things the “Can’t Be Tamed” singer has done to raise eyebrows over the years: the risqué clothing, provocative photos, drug dalliances, that haircut, and her shocking engagement to Liam Hemsworth at the age of 19. But not only does she not care what we think, Cyrus has zero regrets over how it all went down.

"Some of the worst things that have happened in my career, like things getting leaked, have actually been what's best for me, because people knew when I was on [‘Hannah Montana’] that I was really growing up,” she tells the magazine. “I never faked anything. I never played the Disney game of smiling and being a princess and then suddenly having a hard time, saying, ‘That isn't who I really am.’”

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That same attitude is being applied as she plans her upcoming wedding to the “Hunger Games” actor, who popped the question last May with a 3.5-carat ring. Don’t expect it to be a big “who’s who in Hollywood” kind of ordeal, like Kim Kardashian’s $10 million fiasco.

“I feel the bigger the wedding, the more it becomes a target for people to ruin,” says Cyrus. “So we just want it to be small, with the people who we’d take bullets for. I don’t want to be looking at those photos and see people that I wish hadn’t been there. C’mon, I can’t even get coffee without a million paparazzi following me, so I don’t know why anyone thinks I’m going to have this huge, extravagant wedding. That is so not who I am."

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Regardless of the kind of wedding they have, Cyrus already considers Hemsworth “her hubby,” which she let slip during the interview while describing how awestruck she still is by his good looks, four years after they met during the filming of “The Last Song.”

“I’ll literally look at him and be like ‘You are hot, dear God!’” she gushes to Cosmo. “The other day, I turned on the pool heater and it was steaming, and he walked outside and took off his clothes and jumped in the pool. I was like, ‘I’m gonna faint – the hottest guy of my life is in a steaming pool. This looks like a Playgirl shoot.’ So I took a photo and made it my background on my phone and was like, ‘Who’s that? He is so hot!’ That’s my hubby.”

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Although Cyrus continues to have both acting and music careers, she insists that her husband-to-be remains her top priority. “Number one is my relationship with Liam,” says Cyrus, whose fourth album, a blend of hip-hop and metal featuring Mary J. Blige and Tyler the Creator, is set to be released very soon. “That’s what I feel the most confident in because you never know; there’s so much hype behind my new record, but it could come out and, worst-case scenario, everyone f--king hates it.”

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And as for her competition, Cyrus isn’t looking to leave them in her dust on the charts. “Katy Perry’s been my friend for f--king five years, and I’m not ever gonna let our work get between that relationship,” she insists. “If Katy sticks with being Katy, and Ke$ha is Ke$ha, and Rihanna is Rihanna, and I’m me, there’s room for everybody.”

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