Marie Claire

In the gift that keeps giving, Marie Claire's September cover story of Miley Cyrus is full of outrageous gems courtesy of Cyrus, of course. The "Wrecking Ball" singer never holds back on speaking her mind or flaunting her goods. We got all the juicy highlight from the story.

On being Hannah Montana
"From the time I was 11 it was, 'You're a pop star! That means you have to be blonde, and you have to have long hair, and you have to put on some glittery tight thing. Meanwhile, I'm this fragile little girl playing a 16-year-old in a wig and a ton of makeup. It was like "Toddlers & Tiaras." I had f---ing flippers."

On not conforming to traditional beauty standards
"I'm probably never going to be the face of a traditional beauty company unless they want a weed-smoking, liberal-ass freak," she says. "But my dream was never to sell lip gloss. My dream is to save the world."

Money can't buy you happiness
"People in this industry think, I just gotta keep getting more money, and I'm like, 'What are you getting more money for? You probably couldn't even spend it all in this lifetime.' People get more famous, so that they can make their brand more famous, so that they can sell more shit, so that they can make more money. It's a never-ending cycle. Getting more money, having more hits, being the lead in the movie—those things might stimulate you, but they don't make you happy. I've experienced it all already, and I'm telling you firsthand, it doesn't."

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