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    Miley Cyrus: "My Job Is to Be a Role Model, Not a Parent"

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    We're all pretty guilty of analyzing just about everything in Miley Cyrus' life—her tattoo, her quasi-pole dance, her Twitter, her feelings toward Twilight—which has gotta be pretty weird for any teenager. Now, Miley tries to come to terms with what that means for her in February's Harper's Bazaar.

    "My job is to be a role model, and that's what I want to do, but my job isn't to be a parent," she tells the fashion mag. "My job isn't to tell your kids how to act or how not to act, because I'm still figuring that out for myself. So to take that away from me is a bit selfish. Your kids are going to make mistakes whether I do or not. That's just life."

    Ok, maybe that's a little contradictory, but we see where she's going...

    It's the old Glambert "I'm not a babysitter" line of thinking. It's hard to reconcile what it means to be the star of a children's show while also trying to grow up and become a young adult in the public's eye. 

    Plus, she's been living in L.A. and that'll mess with anyone's head, especially young heads. Miley says she gets cry-happy when she leaves La-La Land. She shot her upcoming movie The Last Song in Georgia and explains just how exciting that was.

    "I got on the plane [to Georgia], and I was lying in my mom's lap and crying and saying, I'm so happy to be getting out of L.A.," Miley says.

    During the shoot, "I went out every night with my friends. I did karaoke. I danced. All this stuff would've been such a big deal in Los Angeles: Who's she with? Why is she dancing? I felt alive and real. It's so much easier to know who you are when there aren't a thousand people telling you who they think you are. I felt like I was really figuring myself out. Usually I have someone whispering in my ear, but I was on my own."

    As for the future of the Miley Cyrus brand, she's shooting the fourth and final season of Hannah Montana this year, The Last Song is out in April and she's working on another pop album. "Then I want to come out with an album that's really who I am," she says, but adds, "I don't know exactly who that is yet."

    Best of luck figuring that out.

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    One place Miley is definitely not a good role model? The red carpet. Check out which of her peers really know how to work it in our Junior Red Carpet All-Stars gallery.

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