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Miley Cyrus is laid bare and unrecognisable for W Magazine’s March 2014 issue, shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, wearing nothing but a selection of rings and a pout.

The rest of her editorial sees her just a bit more covered up, sporting a Yoncé wet-look blonde lob (long bob) and wearing Alexander McQueen, the same leather Balmain jumpsuit we’ve already seen on Rihanna.

Interviewed by Ronan Farrow, Woody Allen’s biological son, the singer discusses her new image as a way of breaking out of the ‘pretty girl’ mould, her parents, and the criticisms of her performances.

Read more over at WMagazine.com or read the extracts below.

On the media in 2014: “I think with, like, Instagram, Twitter, whatever, everyone is a paparazzi now. How scary is that? Like, you’re never safe. Even ordinary people, just think they can, like, talk about you like they know you. Especially because I grew up in it, and like you grew up in it, too, there’s a sense of entitlement.”

On her parents: “I never had, like, a nanny that took care of me. My mom always fed me breakfast, lunch, and dinner. My dad, like, he’s the most trusting human in the world. He trusts everybody, basically, until they fu*k him over. And my mom, too, holds no grudges. She’ll let someone, like, fu*k her over twice, and then she’ll let it go, and then she kind of forgets about it. And I used to be like that. And now I just keep it in the back of my mind.”

On all her criticism: “I don’t give a sh*t. I’m not Disney, where they have, like, an Asian girl, a black girl, and a white girl, to be politically correct, and, like, everyone has bright-colored T-shirts. You know, it’s like, I’m not making any kind of statement. Anyone that hates on you is always below you, because they’re just jealous of what you have.”

Credit: W Magazine