Miley Cyrus: 'Thank You For Thinking I'm Sexy!'

Miley Cyrus is seen in West Hollywood on April 27, 2012 Miley Cyrus is seen in West Hollywood on April 27, 2012

Miley Cyrus doesn’t mind being labeled “sexy.”

The 19-year-old star – who has been making headlines recently for her new, more adult look – considers the tag high praise.

“If people find that [I am], I take it as a compliment,” Miley said on Lifetime’s “The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet.”

“Thank you for thinking I’m sexy!” she continued. “People are so scared of seeing a woman being like, ‘This is who I am and you’re not going to change it.’”

And although Miley is known for always turning on her bubbly personality while in the eye of the public – her nickname is Smiley – the young star is also learning how to show another side of herself.

“I feel I was so trained in my interviews to be All-American or whatever,” she said in the interview. “I just got so set in the way of saying the same things I did when I was 12 years old… I guess I kind of realized that my whole life isn’t one giant press junket. I don’t have to be smiling all the time and always have the perfect answer.”

Adding, “Because I had to smile so much and I had to say so much of the same thing, I finally had to look inside and say, ‘What do I really think about this? Do I really feel that or am I just trained to say that? Or have I said it for so many years now that that’s what people expect me to say, so now I say it so I don’t have to say something else and be creative?”

“The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet” airs Thursdays at 11PM ET/PT on Lifetime.

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