So, Miss Miley Cyrus has scooped herself a spot on Cosmopolitan’s March 2013 cover. According to E!News online, the former ‘”Hannah Montana” star shares on her upcoming record and her ‘hot hubby’ Liam Hemsworth – who apparently is the centre of her focus right now – for a 20 year old young woman, this already sends out warning bells for me.
Miley, who was first introduced to us as a loveable blond, in a Disney sitcom which she featured in alongside her father, Billy Ray Cyrus has changed dramatically in a very short period of time – her new hairstyle being the very least of my worries. Once a role model to many young girls across the girl, I wonder just how the starlet comes off, going braless for one of the more raunchy female magazines in the land among other things – but she did say she can’t be tamed right?
Along with the likes of Lindsay Lohan and Rihanna to name but a few, the good girl gone bad approach is not a rare phenomenon. South Africa, housing it’s own ‘bunch including once ”churchy” missus, Kelly Kumalo is also not excluded from this. My question though, is when we as young women, public figures or not, will ditch the need to get dirty, be ‘fierce’ or let loose. I’m not saying be boring, but there’s no need to go rawkus to the point where you are being counter-productive and living below your potential.
Also, when will the media stop bombarding us with images of a lifestyle/personality they too view as destructive? All in the name of sensation I guess.