Miley Cyrus Dons Black, Lays Back For Elle: Cover Story

Miley Cyrus in Elle

At 16, "Hannah Montana" star Miley Cyrus looks very much the grown-up on the cover of Elle's August issue (and in some stunningly provocative photos inside, like the one above). While we're still not sure whether she and Jo Bro Nick have called it quits, we're certain of one thing: The singer/actress is coming in to her own. Miley opened up to the mag about her new clothing line and having supportive teen star friends.

Not surprisingly, the Tennessee teen's favorite item in her new Max Azria for Wal-Mart collection is a country staple. “The jeans are my favorite part of the entire line," Miley told Elle. "Because, like, literally this is going to be good for, like, Middle America, and it will be great for kids that really want to be in fashion but that don’t have it available.”

After the jump, see her full cover image.

Miley Cyrus on Elle

Beyond fashion, Miley's got true friends on her mind, specifically her fellow teen stars. "It’s hard for all of us. There are so many people that could be using you. So me and Nick and Demi [Lovato], we don’t need anything from each other. We got our own thing going on.”

What do you think of Miley's new cover (and her provocative pictures)? Are you excited for her new clothing line?