Miley Cyrus LOVES her haircut, and what it did for her as a person. She feels like her haircut changed her life. I don’t know if it was the hair that changed her life – or if she changed around the same time she cut her hair, but who knows. She certainly is not the same person she used to be with her longer, brown hair. She’s gone all sorts of crazy on us. Walking around without pants, a bra, you name it!
Miley sat down with the Toronto Sun and talked about her hair, her new music video for “We Can’t Stop,” being named #1 on the Maxim Hot 100 list and more!
Don’t take her so seriously: “People don’t realize actually how pun-ny it is when I’m doing things. They’re like, ‘It really feels like you can’t stop.’ ‘It is!’ … What is making my (new) record consistent is the fact that (the songs are) all different and that’s where I am. I’m at a point where it’s like I know who I am, but I’m know that I’m not finished figuring that out and I won’t finished be until I’m in the dirt.”
Her “We Can’t Stop” video: “People are watching like, ‘Cute cat plays with yarn,’ for three hours a lot more than they’re watching anyone else’s music video. And it’s because it makes them happy, it makes them laugh, whatever. So I wanted my video to make people laugh ‘cause I’m the first one to make jokes at myself. My godmother is Dolly Parton who is constantly making fun of herself. She’s like, ‘It takes a lot of money to look this cheap, honey.’ … I wanted the video to be that kind of confident.”
Her hair: “No one would have planned a haircut to change my life. I didn’t plan a haircut to change my life. I just cut my hair and then it really changed my life. There’s something about having no hair that it screams being confident. And I think especially because people like to put people in a box, I mean the names I’ve been called since I cut my hair.”
She was called a lesbian: “Everyone said I was a lesbian but I’m like, ‘Being a lesbian isn’t a bad thing. So if you think I look a lesbian, I’m not offended. You can call me much worse.’ I’ve been called much worse. Being a lesbian is a compliment more than what else they call me.”
#1 on Maxim’s list: “People think short hair, they think tom boy … and I’ve obviously done the opposite ’cause when I cut my hair, I did my first Maxim cover where I got No. 1 (in their annual hot list). And it wasn’t about me being the sexiest. It was about the fans voting. But it’s something I loved. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Maxim cover with a girl with short hair.”
I don’t know if her hair deserves all the credit for her transformation. She just grew up – right? She’s becoming a woman and figuring out who she is – and for that – I commend her. I may not understand her 90% of the time, but she’s just finding herself. Who cares what she does to her hair – or what she wears. She can’t be a role model for young girls her whole life – can you imagine the pressure?