The child actress who plays wholesome "Hannah Montana" may be transitioning to femme fatale, say image experts — a challenge for the Disney brand that is worth multi-millions. The photo in question, taken by celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz, shows Cyrus posed in profile clutching a blanket to her chest with her back bare — one of several shots of the teenager scheduled to appear in the magazine's June issue. It was a bold, if not altogether original, move for the teen icon, and one that she appears to be regretting since the news broke. With millions of dollars tied to her thus far squeaky clean image, the family is backtracking and Cyrus has already publicly apologized for the spread, which has not even hit newsstands yet. But some observers believe the foray into more revealing territory may have been a marketing move gone wrong. For its part, Disney, which is also the parent company of ABC News, is all too aware of the value of the Hannah Montana brand and the investment in the star's good girl image. If she violates that trust, she won't get it back. Tens of of millions of fans worldwide know the fictional Hannah Montana as a school girl with a secret life as a rock star, and her popularity has spawned a marketing bonanza.
Miley Cyrus can't—and never will—be tamed. On Friday, the pop songstress continued to push the envelope of what's considered appropriate by Instagram's standards when she shared a scandalous snapshot with her 96 million followers. Posing on a couch in a white tank top and matching thong undies, year-old Miley is clearly making the most of the season's rising temperatures. The hip-hop star's fans popularized the motto on social media, and Hot Girl Meg herself recently defined "Hot Girl Summer" as a lifestyle to emulate all year around.
Experts say Disney brand is strong enough to survive semi-nude photo.
By David Lawrance For Dailymail. She set tongues wagging last Tuesday when she and new beau Cody Simpson shared a very racy selfie to Instagram. The racy photos, which still appear on Miley's page, tested Instagram's strict community guidelines which ban nudity in photos shared to the platform.
By Erica Tempesta For Dailymail. When it comes to romantic relationships, Miley Cyrus says she is open to being with either gender - as long as they are 'down to love' her, revealing that she was just years-old when she confessed to her mother that she was attracted to women. The year-old singer, who posed naked alongside her pet pig Bubba Sue for the latest issue of Paper magazine, told the publication that considers her own sexuality and gender identification as 'fluid'. Scroll down for video.