The 18-year-old admitted in a new interview with Prestige that she is confused as to how she became the subject of so much controversy, as she feels that she leads a fairly low-key lifestyle.
"People have very mixed opinions on me. I'm a great model, or I'm completely inappropriate for anyone under 13 and I'm very controversial. I don't know how I became this. I stay in the house pretty much every day. I don't go out. I've had the same boyfriend for two years," Cyrus explained.
"I'm not some crazy lady who's gone off the deep end, because I definitely haven't... Every 18-year-old explores sexuality and experiments and tries things. For me there's no reason to change that."
However, Cyrus added that she has mastered the method of dealing with unwanted media attention and is still grateful for her successful showbiz career.
"People lose a lot of respect for other human beings when they find out you're famous, because they've never experienced it," she said.
"I think that's what I would have enjoyed most - just being able to be in public and not feel like I'm being watched."
Cyrus recently saidd that she struggles to shed her Disney image, arguing that she should not have to apologise for who she is.
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