Miley Cyrus shocked fans around the world when she debuted her new short platinum haircut last summer. A year later, Cyrus has kept her short blonde 'do and says that it has changed her life.
Cyrus told the Toronto Sun, "No one would have planned a haircut to change my life. I didn’t plan a haircut to change my life. I just cut my hair and then it really changed my life. There’s something about having no hair that it screams being confident. And I think especially because people like to put people in a box, I mean the names I’ve been called since I cut my hair."
The Hollywood starlet says that some haters have tried to criticize her for her short locks. "Everyone said I was a lesbian but I’m like, ‘Being a lesbian isn’t a bad thing. So if you think I look like I’m a lesbian, I’m not offended. You can call me much worse.’ I’ve been called much worse. Being a lesbian is a compliment more than what else they call me."
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No matter what the naysayers say, Miley shows she's ultra-confident with her new look and fighting back against stereotypes. "People think short hair, they think tomboy...and I’ve obviously done the opposite cause when I cut my hair, I did my first Maxim cover where I got No. 1 [in their annual hot list]," says Cyrus. "And it wasn’t about me being the sexiest. It was about the fans voting. But it’s something I loved. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Maxim cover with a girl with short hair.”