(Credit: Peter Lindbergh, Harper's Bazaar)
I so miss Twitter Miley's heyday. I knew more about her, I felt closer to her. But in the February 2010 issue of Harper's Bazaar magazine -- check out Miley gracing the cover above -- her decision to cut herself off from constant public access and scrutiny makes more sense.
"I got on the plane [to Georgia], and I was lying in my mom's lap and crying and saying, "I'm so happy to be getting out of L.A. [In Tybee, GA] I went out every night with my friends. I did karaoke. I danced. All this stuff would've been such a big deal in Los Angeles: Who's she with? Why is she dancing? I felt so alive and real. It's so much easier to know who you are when there aren't a thousand people telling you who they think you are. I felt like I was really figuring myself out. Usually I have someone whispering in my ear, but I was on my own," she told the magazine.
Miley also used her position as Harper's Bazaar cover girl as a platform for the haters who think she's not a perfect role model: "My job is to be a role model, and that's what I want to do, but my job isn't to be a parent. My job isn't to tell your kids how to act or how not to act, because I'm still figuring that out for myself. So to take that away from me is a bit selfish. Your kids are going to make mistakes whether I do or not. That's just life."