Most Fascinating Person Miley Cyrus Talks Scandal-Baiting With Barbara Walters: Watch

No Regrets
Well! Barbara Walters has named Miley Cyrus one of the Most Fascinating People of 2013 (no surprise there), and in an interview between the two ladies of class and dignity, Cyrus talks a little bit more openly about her strategy with courting controversy: When asked if she has any regrets about her behavior over the last year (see: the VMAs), the Bangerz songstress explains, “It wasn’t just shock[ing] people to shock people. It was with a purpose.”

And what was that purpose? “To make everyone in the world be talking about me and music,” she says. Mission accomplished. 

Most interesting, though, is the footage from Cyrus’ 2008 interview with Walters, which is intercut into the segment — my, how things have changed.

Watch it up top.

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  • mike

    None of her “explanations” make sense. She is naked because if she’s not she’s called boring? Are you kidding me? I have no issue with her being naked but that is not a valid reason. She just admitted that without her antics she is not that interesting.

    • Caroline

      She was not giving a “reason” for being naked. And not once, in any way did she admit that ” without her antics she is not interesting “. Thats complete rubbish. All she was saying was that it didn’t matter what she did or how she dressed because people always made comments (dressed =boring , naked=sluts). So go the route which is going to make you stand out more, capture the publics attention. Which she has done successfully.

      • mike

        She may not have said it directly but it’s implied that without nudity her performances would be considered boring. Thus, nudity. Every celebrity gets negative comments regardless of what they do. But not every celebrity needs to do all that to be interesting.

        And yes, she got our attention as she says she was trying to do. But then what did she do with it? Not much. There is a difference between controversy for controversy’s sake and doing things that happen to be controversial.