Behind the Scenes: Miley Cyrus’ ‘Elle’ UK Cover Shoot [Video]

Miley Cyrus is really coming into her own. From showing off her twerk skills to working with some of the industry’s heavyweights, and an appearance on the cover of June Elle UK , she proves once more that she’s doing things her way.

In the most recent issue of Elle UK, the 19-year-old dons edgy numbers from Yves Saint Laurent, opens up about what it was like growing up as Hannah Montana, and speaks on her complicated relationship with rumored on-again-off-again fiancé, Liam Hensworth. Read what the former Disney star had to say below and flip through pictures from the spread. — Shannon Powell

On Being a Childhood Star
“I was just a baby! I had no teeth, no boobs. I was a little girl. It’s crazy that a decision you make when you’re a kid can affect your whole life — that someone would trust a child with her own future. It was just lucky that I was able to love it and turn it around.”

On Being Sexy
“A star is someone who doesn’t have to take her clothes off to be sexy because you naturally have star power. Sex does sell, but you have to find a way that’s not just showing your tits, I don’t want to be a glorified model. They just walk on stage and it’s all about their clothes — or lack of clothes.”

On Her Relationship With Liam
“We have a house together and dogs. It just seems right to be wearing this ring and to be committed. But we keep our relationship low-key and don’t talk about it anymore.”

On Why She Stopped Posting Such Personal Tweets
“We were too nice to the world and gave them too much insight—into my life and my puppies and my house—and I just don’t feel they get that privilege anymore. Like on my Twitter, I’m much more . . . not conservative, but you don’t see a picture of my dogs. You don’t get that personal stuff anymore.”