Photo Credit: Marie Claire
Miley Cyrus became a legal adult when she turned 18 this past November, but the teen queen admits she's still got some growing up to do. In a candid interview with Marie Claire, Cyrus opens up about regretting a December 2010 incident in which she was caught on video smoking salvia -- an herb sold legally in many health-food stores -- from a bong. "I'm not perfect... I made a mistake," she says. "I'm disappointed in myself for disappointing my fans."
When the Marie Claire interviewer reminds the singer/actress that other kids her age are undoubtedly smoking things a lot more potent than the legal hallucinogenic herb she used recreationally, she replies: "But they're not Miley Cyrus. They're not role models. So for me it was a bad decision, because of my fans and because of what I stand for."
That's a very mature response for an 18-year-old, and it speaks volumes about Cyrus that she so willingly takes responsibility for her actions.
Miley, however, is still a teenager at heart -- as is evidenced by a video of her Marie Claire photo shoot. In the clip, Cyrus is asked if she has any hidden talents. "I can do like three things. I can dance, sing and act and... I don't know if I have another talent," Cyrus responds. "Oh! I can rip shirts really well! I can really, really rip shirts really cool," she laughs, showing off her handiwork. "So I can -- I can cut stuff, yeah. I'm good with scissors."
The starlet goes on to say that she "feels like everything I do is pretty normal" and that she's in a "learning period." "You shouldn't be perfect because you're 17; you should be imperfect because you're 17," she adds thoughtfully. "I think people forget that." (Watch the photo shoot video below!)
Cyrus recently wrapped filming the comedy So Undercover in New Orleans with Kelly Osbourne and rumored new beau Joshua Bowman. She also stars in the upcoming flick LOL, in which Demi Moore plays her mother. As a precautionary move, the studio behind LOL recently revealed that Cyrus had been digitally edited out of a pot-smoking scene in the film. Like Miley's father Billy Ray Cyrus, the movie execs didn't think Cyrus' recreational drug use was any laughing matter.
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