FTR, Miley doesn’t always have to be naked.
Whether or not you agree with her perma-tongue, holiday nipple show, or twerking, there’s no denying that Miley Cyrus was one of the most talked about people of 2013. So it makes complete sense that Barbara Walters would include the “Adore You” singer on this year’s list of “Most Fascinating People.” And, as you might’ve suspected, Miley’s subsequent one-on-one interview with Barbara turned out to be equal parts revealing AND entertaining!
In the candid interview, Barbara and Miley spoke about shock value tactics (read: FOAM FINGER) as well as Miley’s post-“Hannah Montana” “2.0” transformation.
While we do recommend that you sit down and watch the entire interview, if you need a quick overview, then have no fear! We’ve compiled the eight most memorable things Miley said to Barbara.
1.) On whether or not she has any regrets: “Not at all. It wasn’t just ‘shock people to shock people,’ it really was with a purpose, I guess…To make everyone in the world be talking about me and music.”
Watch Miley Cyrus’ “Most Fascinating People” interview with Barbara Walters after the jump.
3.) On the fact that she was basically naked for all of 2013: “It’s getting cold now, so I gotta button up.”
4.) On always being naked: “I don’t allllllways wanna be naked. Once I came out on stage, and I came out and was in a full Marc Jacobs dress, completely covered, and they wrote ‘MILEY IS BORING’ …No matter what I do, I’m either boring, or a slut.”
5.) On why her tongue is ALWAYS out: “‘Cause I get embarrassed to take pictures! So, I stick my tongue out because I don’t know what else to do. My mom’s the one who gets the most mad at me about the tongue.”
6.) On her breakup with Liam Hemsworth: “I was so scared of ever being alone, and I think conquering that fear this year was bigger than any other transition that I had this entire year… I don’t ever wanna have to need someone again where you feel like without them, you can’t be yourself.”
7.) On being newly single: “It was so fun wearing a fat rock for a few years, but now I just feel like I can actually be happy. I wait for those moments of silence when I’m just at my house by myself.”
8.) On whether she’s dating: “No, but I’m looking! If you hear of anybody here in New York, you let me know.”
Photo credit: ABC/ Heidi Gutman