Miley Cyrus Seems Again at Notorious ‘Vainness Truthful’ Topless Pic: ‘Everybody Is aware of the Controversy’

Miley Cyrus will not be holding again.

The star has been “sharing untold tales” from her previous as a part of her “Used to Be Younger” collection on TikTok, telling followers the reality behind a number of the notorious moments. And on Wednesday’s installment, Cyrus, 30, dissected her 2008 Vainness Truthful photoshoot, which featured her posing topless.

“We gotta go there,” she mentioned as she started the 40-second video, the place she described a number of the background that went into the creation of the enduring shot. 

“Everybody is aware of the controversy of the picture however they don’t actually know the behind-the-scenes, which is at all times way more significant,” Cyrus mentioned. “My little sister, Noah, was sitting on Annie [Leibovitz]’s lap and truly pushing the button of the digicam, taking the photographs. My household was on set.”

One of many standout reminiscences she has from the shoot, although, has nothing to do along with her pose — or her lack of a prime. “This was the primary time I ever wore purple lipstick,” she shared, including, “As a result of Patti Dubroff, who did my make-up, thought that that will be one other ingredient that will divide me from Hannah Montana.”

Miley Cyrus Looks Back at Infamous Vanity Fair Topless Pic: ‘Everyone Knows the Controversy’
Miley Cyrus displays on her notorious 2008 Vainness Truthful photoshoot in new installment of her “Used To Be Younger” collection on TikTok.

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Reflecting on why the picture induced such public outrage, Cyrus mentioned it was all rooted within the picture that the function of Disney Channel’s Hannah Montana had created, which the photoshoot was a transparent step away from.

“This picture of me is a exact opposite of the bubblegum pop star that I had been recognized for being and that’s what was so upsetting.”

“However — actually good decisions, trying again now, from these folks,” she added of Leibovitz, Dubroff and others’ stylistic decisions.

When the Vainness Truthful images had been launched, Cyrus confronted intense scrutiny.

A New York Publish headline, “Miley’s Disgrace,” blasted the then 15-year-old and what it known as a “near-nude pic.” 

“Right here’s healthful ‘Hannah Montana’ as you by no means anticipated to see her,” the Publish’s entrance web page story started. 

In 2018, Cyrus revisited the picture — and the scrutiny she confronted for it — as she tweeted “I’M NOT SORRY” and shared a photograph of the Publish entrance web page from a decade earlier than. “F— YOU #10yearsago.”

Miley Cyrus Looks Back at Infamous Vanity Fair Topless Pic: ‘Everyone Knows the Controversy’
Miley Cyrus slams New York Publish’s 2008 entrance web page in tweet from 2018.

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In an announcement shared with PEOPLE shortly after the images had been launched, the “Flowers” singer mentioned she was “honored and thrilled to be working with” Leibovitz, however wasn’t pleased with the end result.

“I took half in a photograph shoot that was purported to be ‘inventive’ and now, seeing the images and studying the story, I really feel so embarrassed,” the assertion mentioned.

She added that the images had been “foolish, inappropriate photographs.”

In its personal assertion, Disney Channel, which was house to Cyrus’ hit present, Hannah Montana, mentioned: “Sadly, because the article suggests, a scenario was created to intentionally manipulate a 15-year-old as a way to promote magazines.”

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Miley Cyrus poses for her new single, “Used To Be Younger”.


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Cyrus has been sharing clips on TikTok as a part of her “Used to Be Younger” collection all week. The collection, which celebrates the discharge of her tune of the identical identify, sees her “begin at the start” of her story in 1992 and hint the course of her three a long time of life. 

“Typically it seems like my life began when Hannah Montana was born,” Cyrus wrote in an Instagram put up. “However earlier than Hannah there was Miley. My fantasy was to mild up the world with laughter, music & iconic moments that final past my lifetime. A long time later I proceed to meet my objective due to the love offered by my followers.”

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