Miley Cyrus Told Her Mom She Was Bisexual at 14

Tyrone Lebon
Miley Cyrus

Ever since she gently started shedding the clean-cut skin of Hannah Montana, Miley Cyrus has emerged as the most interesting pop star of the last few years. While others pretend to be uninhibited, she seems genuinely unafraid to speak her mind and explore her true self in the public sphere.

We've only seen that Miley since she emerged from the Disney cocoon a few years back -- but apparently, she's been like that the whole time.

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In Miley's Paper Mag cover story (which arrived with a slew of very NSFW naked pics), she talks about making a huge revelation to her mother, Tish Cyrus, at age 14 -- right around the same time Hannah Montana made its debut.

"I remember telling her I admire women in a different way. And she asked me what that meant. And I said, I love them. I love them like I love boys," Miley recalled to Paper.

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"And it was so hard for her to understand. She didn't want me to be judged and she didn't want me to go to hell. But she believes in me more than she believes in any god. I just asked for her to accept me. And she has."

Coming out to your parents is a difficult thing at any age -- much less to religious parents at age 14. It's incredible to think she was that self-aware and accepting to make that revelation to her family.

Now, Cyrus happily tosses aside any traditional identifiers. "I am literally open to every single thing that is consenting and doesn't involve an animal and everyone is of age. Everything that's legal, I'm down with. Yo, I'm down with any adult -- anyone over the age of 18 who is down to love me. I don't relate to being boy or girl, and I don't have to have my partner relate to boy or girl."

Just think: A few years ago, Miley was a Saturday Night Live punchline. Now, her personality seems more relevant, edgy and vital than the current iteration of the series. She's come a long way.

As for Miley's music, a leaked track made its way online Tuesday (June 9). You can listen to it here while it’s still up.