Miley Cyrus Gets ‘Glamour’-ous

Miley Cyrus serves as cover girl for the May 2009 Glamour, and while the photo-shoot isn’t nearly as revealing as some of her previous magazine appearances, she does lift the veil of secrecy on several topics of interest to Miley-maniacs worldwide.

Such as, her relationship with hunky older underwear model Justin Gaston.

As the Hannah Montana actress sees it, dating beyond her age bracket shouldn’t be that big of a deal. “I don’t feel like I’m doing anything wrong, and I’m ready for people to accept it,” Cyrus notes. “My fans already accept it—they just want me to be happy. And I haven’t been that happy in a few years…working so hard, moving to L.A. from Nashville, going through a bad breakup [with Nick Jonas]. I’m finally happy again, and I think that is reflected in my music and work.”

The 16-year-old tween-pop phenomenon also has a few choice words regarding certain Hollywood party animals and the example they set to the nation’s youth.

“I think it’s selfish to go out partying all the time, especially if you have little ones [in your family],” Cyrus asserts. “I have a nine-year-old sister, and I don’t want her to go to school and have people make fun of her for it.”

Speaking of poor examples, Cyrus is willing to cop to when she’s set one herself—such as the seemingly racially insensitive photograph of her that leaked onto the Web earlier this year.

“I regret what it became. I was embarrassed and I apologized. And I am sorry,” she admits. “I am going to be more careful in the future, but i know this won’t be the last mistake I make. The minute I stop making mistakes is the minute I stop learning.”

Cyrus also says that, despite the grown-up responsibilities of a successful show-biz career, she tries to act her age—or maybe even younger. “I still like to sleep my parents sometimes. I’ll go into their bedroom and snuggle with my mom, because I’ve been working all day and haven’t seen her,” she reveals. “Or my dad will give me a piggyback ride. I’m not around other people my age that much, so I don’t know how 16-year-olds are supposed to act! I just do what feels right.”

Presumably, that includes bawling her little eyes out at awards ceremonies.