Miley also spills her collaborative work with Mary J. Blige and Tyler, the Creator, and addresses the leak of her personal photos that caused controversies in the past.
Miley Cyrus looks daring on the cover of Cosmopolitan's latest issue. The former Disney star shows off her cleavage as she poses in a white pantsuit without a bra under her unbuttoned blazer. She gives a sultry look to the camera while gripping the lapels of her blazer with her hands.
In an interview for the cover story, the "Can't Be Tamed" hitmaker puts her hunk fiance Liam Hemsworth on top of her list when she was asked to rank the parts of her life, love, family, music and acting, that she feels most satisfied with.
"Number one is my relationship with Liam. That's what I feel the most confident in because you never know; there's so much hype behind my new record, but it could come out and, worst-case scenario, everyone f**ing hates it," she says.
She first met Liam in 2009 when filming "The Last Song" together and started dating on and off before finally getting engaged last summer. After all these years, she admits she's still awestruck by how hot he is. "I'll literally look at him and be like 'You are hot, dear god!'," she says.
"The other day, I turned on the pool heater and it was steaming, and he walked outside and took off his clothes and jumped in the pool. I was like, 'I'm gonna faint--the hottest guy of my life is in a steaming pool. This looks like a Playgirl shoot.' So I took a photo and made it the background on my phone. My best friend grabbed my phone and was like, 'Who's that? He is so hot!' That's my hubby!"
Her album is the second thing she's most content with because she successfully shakes off the Disney princess image with it. "I've never gotten to make a record like this because Disney's always been on my back … Now, it's almost like being a new artist and trying to make a first impression," she reasons. "Now people don't think of me as who I was on the TV show."
She spills details of the album. "I wrote this song with Mary J. Blige and Tyler, the Creator heard it and said, 'I am obsessed with this song, and I will guest on it if you promise me that you will keep it on the album.' And he killed it!" she reveals.
"I really didn't want to make a hip-hop record, and I'm not trying at all to be a Rihanna or a Nicki [Minaj]....That's not my vibe. When I was growing up, my older brother would sneak me Nelly CDs, my dad had me listening to Dolly [Parton] and Johnny [Cash], and my mom is a complete metal head. So this record is a weird mixture of all that.
She also takes time to address the leak of her personal pictures, saying she's somewhat grateful with it. "Some of the worst things that have happened in my career, like things getting leaked, have actually been what's best for me," so she claims.
"Because people knew when I was on that show that I was really growing up. I never faked anything. I never played the Disney game of smiling and being a princess and then suddenly having a hard time, saying, 'That isn't who I really am'," she explains.