Miley Cyrus, most commonly known to children and tweens as Disney’s Hannah Montana, is one of the most famous people of her time. As most people who rocket into fame, she has undoubtedly had her share of success as well as scandals, including a string of photo scandals that rocked the internet and parents of tweens to their core, a so-called inappropriate photoshoot for Vanity Fair magazine, as well as a candid, racist photo that also circulated heavily over the internet.
While 16 year old Miley is happy to embrace her duties as a child/tween/teen role model, she outspokenly refuses to be referred to as an idol, saying “An idol for me is someone you want to replicate, you want to be them and I don’t wish that on anyone to lose what they have personally.”
She prides herself on not letting what she does completely affect her as a person and while she says that what she does in her personal life is not necessarily meant to be reported, she does understand that it most likely will be, due to the level of fame she has. Regardless of what was and was not reported to the tabloids and tween/teen magazines, the teen has no regrets, saying “I’m going to make mistakes and I wouldn’t trade that for anything because I always say the minute you stop making mistakes is the minute you stop learning … I never want to disappoint people and my decisions sometimes not only disappoint other people, but disappoint myself as well.”
Miley was also very quick to agree with her Hannah Montana co-star, Jason Earles, who said that she should not be looked at to be “Miss Perfect” all the time and that it is unfair to let a 16 year old celebrity raise the people watching her on television.