Naked Miley gets dirty for charity
POP singer Miley Cyrus is back in the buff. In a photo gracing Paper Magazine, she is covered only in mud as she hugs a pig to support the charity she founded.
Cyrus - who made waves in 2013 when she appeared nude atop a swinging ball in the music video for her hit song, Wrecking Ball - appears on the cover of the pop-culture magazine strategically covered and hugging a pig to support the Happy Hippy Foundation, which she founded to help raise funds and awareness for homeless and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.
The 22-year-old former Disney star also revealed that she has been attracted to people of the same sex, saying she told her mother at age 14 that she felt romantic feelings towards females.
"I remember telling her I admire women in a different way. And she asked me what that meant. And I said, I love them. I love them like I love boys," she told Paper.
Cyrus rose to fame as the lead of the Disney Channel's Hannah Montana show, but has shed her child star persona for a more risque image in recent years.
The magazine shoot also featured photographs of the singer fully nude and wearing body paint.
Cyrus said that in building the foundation, she was particularly moved by the suicide in December of transgender teen Leelah Alcorn, who said she had been forced to undergo "conversion therapy" by her parents. "We can't keep noticing these kids too late," the singer said.
The Cyrus cover comes after Paper Magazine tried to "break the Internet" last year by featuring reality star Kim Kardashian showing her nude, oiled derriere.