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Miley Cyrus, ELLE UK


It's no secret that Miley Cyrus dislikes labels.

So, when asked about her relationship with Victoria's Secret Angel Stella Maxwell, Cyrus downplayed the "girlfriend" title. "I'm 22, I'm going on dates, but I change my style every two weeks, let alone who I'm with," she admitted in Elle U.K.'s October issue. "I'm very open about it; I'm pansexual. But I'm not in a relationship."

Cyrus and Maxwell, 24, met through their mutual friend Cheyne Thomas. In July, the two were photographed sharing a passionate kiss in a Los Angeles parking lot. Cyrus and Maxwell later posed for a risqué W magazine photo shoot.

The "Wrecking Ball" singer isn't willing to define her relationship with the model, nor is she willing to define her gender identity. "I don't relate to what people have made men and women into. I know I'm more extreme and badass than most guys, but that doesn't make me a boy," Cyrus told Elle U.K. "And the other night I wore a pink dress because I felt cute. I can bake a cupcake and then go play hockey."

As far as her hyper sexualized image is concerned, the pop star confessed, "I've had really bad anxiety and depression in my life and a lot of that stemmed from the way I look." No more, she said. "Now I really try not to give a f--k. If you're funny enough and cool enough and confident, that's what will make you feel beautiful."

Miley Cyrus, ELLE UK

Matt Irwin

Cyrus also explained her atypical approach to educating people on LGBTQ issues. "If you get your t--s out, and they are all looking, then you can use that space to say something and get them to listen," she said. Cyrus used her power and popularity to launch a charity, The Happy Hippie Foundation. "I was kind of embarrassed that I got paid money to shake my ass in a teddy bear costume," the singer said. "I should not be worth the amount I am while people live on the streets."

Though she's outspoken on a number of social issues, Cyrus said she has no interest in ever getting into politics. "I couldn't be [Barack Obama]. There are too many idiots in politics, and I have a short fuse. The trouble with politics is that it's all old men," the singer argued, adding, "I don't want a man to do anything for me because they're so disorganized. You need a woman in there taking care of s--t."

Cyrus' full interview is available in Elle U.K.'s October issue, on sale Sept. 3.