Singer Miley Cyrus and recording artist Jason Aldean appear backstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)
Donna Freydkin, USA TODAY
Twerking superstar Miley Cyrus tells British Cosmopolitan that she actually - gasp - dislikes the scrutiny she gets and the headlines she makes.
"The biggest misconception about me is that I like the media attention. I wish I could be who I am without the fame. If everyone would still buy my records and if everything would go to No.1 in 30 seconds or whatever ... that'd be great."
Well, it's up to you what you make of that, coming from a singer who got up close and personal with a foam finger on live TV and was naked in her Wrecking Ball video.
But hey, she's not looking back. "I live without any regrets - you can't change anything, so I don't think about it. But would I ever want a 'normal' life? Yeah, there are definitely times when I wake up and wish I could go out without being photographed. I don't care if people recognize me and say 'hey,' but I don't want to be stopped. I want to just walk around and see new cities."
But there's more: "I don't put pressure on myself to be a role model, other than hopefully inspiring people to be good and to treat people well."