Miley Cyrus: Professional Shutterbug?

Transworld News reports that Miley Cyrus wants to take up photography as a profession.

Her inspiration? The woman who shot her now infamous topless photo for Vanity Fair.

“I do want to come to London to study photography. I hear there are some really great art schools, so I would love to do that. I got to work with an amazing photographer. [Annie] Leibovitz was amazing and so talented,” Cyrus, 16,  says. “And that’s what I want to do with my life. I would love to be a photographer. I would love to work with her again.”

Cyrus, then 15, was roundly criticized for a shot award-winning photographer Leibovitz took of her topless but with a sheet over her chest and her back turned toward the camera. The photo caused an Internet furor in April of this year.

Cyrus obviously doesn’t bear any hard feelings towards Leibovitz, but did refer to her photoshoot as “stupid.”

“I was embarrassed… but also it’s like, every career thing that I do can’t be perfect, and sometimes my decisions are wrong,” she said in June.

Cyrus bounced back, and is now receiving Oscar buzz for the song she co-wrote for her new animated film, Bolt, called “I Thought I Lost You.” She performed it during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade last Thursday.

It would be a shame if she pulled a Joaquin Phoenix/Angelia Jolie/Nicole Kidman “done with show business” move at the height of her popularity.

Disney would probably just send Mickey Mouse over to the Cyrus home with a baseball bat for a “re-education” session.

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