Miley Cyrus On The End Of 'Hannah Montana' & Her 'First Serious Boyfriend'

Miley Cyrus on the cover of Parade magazine, March 21, 2010 Miley Cyrus on the cover of Parade magazine, March 21, 2010

Miley Cyrus is filming the final season of her popular Disney channel series “Hannah Montana,” and she’s glad that the end of the show means the end of being dressed up in pink and glitter.

“I’m going to rejoice and be happy to finally not have to be…well, to not be somebody I’m not exactly,” Miley told Parade magazine’s March 21 issue. “As I’ve grown into it, I’ve grown out of it. Does that make sense? When I was 12, I thought, ‘I want to be famous all the time! I want everybody to recognize me!’”

Nowadays, however, the 17-year-old, who canceled her Twitter account last year with the encouragement of boyfriend Liam Hemsworth, her co-star in “The Last Song,” wants to be a little less public.

“Now I just want to be chill and have my private life,” she said. “When they’re putting me in sparkles and in pink this final season, I have to grit my teeth. I can’t breathe looking like that anymore. A friend came by the set one day and said, ‘You don’t look very happy.’ I said, ‘I’m feeling claustrophobic in all these frills.’ ”

One place Miley doesn’t feel claustrophobic is around Liam, a former soap actor from Australia, who became her real-life beau while filming “The Last Song.”

“He’s my first serious boyfriend,” she revealed.

Miley said she’s now realized her time with Nick Jonas, whom she dated a few years ago, wasn’t quite the same.

“Nick and I were so young,” the teen said. “We really did have a genuine love, but it wasn’t like this. We met when I was 12. I didn’t know who I was. I know who I am now and am so content and full of purpose.”

But she wasn’t so sure how to characterize her relationship with ex-boyfriend Justin Gaston.

“He was a good person, so carefree. All I know is that I am so happy right now. I wasn’t last summer after I called it off with Justin and went away to film ‘The Last Song.’ I cried all the way there. The last thing I was expecting to do was to fall in love,” she said. “I went there thinking the summer was about me and getting focused on my career. But I guess God was like, ‘Girl, here is this amazing guy.’ ”

In the revealing interview, Miley also confirmed, once and for all, that yes, she did pole dance on top of an ice cream cart during the Teen Choice Awards last year. But she said for those who were offended by it, they should pick up their remotes.

“My job first is to entertain and do what I love, and if you don’t like it, then change the channel. I’m not forcing you to watch me. I’m not forcing you to talk about me. I would do that pole dance a thousand times again, because it was right for the song and that performance,” she said. “But, dude, if you think dancing on top of an ice-cream cart with a pole is bad, then go check what 90% of the high schoolers are really up to. It’s funny. I don’t know if a lot of parents remember what they were like as kids. But I’m like, ‘Dude, as if you were an angel!’ ”

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