The naked singer covers W Magazine this March.

MIley Cyrus shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot  for W Magazine

Miley Cyrus shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot for W Magazine. Image via W Magazine

That Miley Cyrus is naked on the cover of a magazine doesn’t come as a surprise. But that she was not photographed by her pal Terry Richardson and the pictures are actually tasteful (give or take a bleached eyebrow) – that’s where the surprise happens. Shot by fashion photography team Mert & Marcus, Miley’s editorial for W Magazine has plenty of nudity, but also plenty of attitude. The mag calls Miley “America’s baddest bad girl”, and while we don’t think that’s really accurate, we see where they’re coming from.

“I just don’t get what half the girls are wearing. Everyone to me seems like Vanna White. I’m trying to tell girls, like, ‘F–k that. You don’t have to wear makeup. You don’t have to have long blonde hair and big t–ties. That’s not what it’s about. It’s, like, personal style.’ I like that I’m associated with sexuality and the kind of punk-rock shit where we just don’t care,” Miley tells the magazine. Her idols, on the other hand, are feminist heroes such as Madonna, Blondie and Joan Jett, the latter being closest to her heart for the bad-ass attitude. Anyone that hates on you is below you, because they’re just jealous of what you have,” she continues, mentioning that she’s not trying to be politically correct and just generally doesn’t care about people’s opinions.

Miley Cyrus poses for W Magazine.

Miley Cyrus poses for W Magazine. Image via W Magazine

At just 21, Miley Cyrus could be done with music tomorrow, and wouldn’t have any regrets: “You know, I’ve made my money. If no one buys my album, cool. It’s fine. I’ve got a house, and I’ve got dogs that I love. I don’t need anything else,” she says. Not even a boyfriend is on her priority list. After a long-term relationship with Liam Hemsworth, Miley says she is not in a hurry to be with someone else, rather focusing on her music. According to Hollywood Life, the singer admitted she even lost the $100,000 engagement ring she got from Liam!