miley cyrusBack when Miley Cyrus was still a newbie to the Hollywood scene, a full-time Disney employee, and went by the name Hannah Montana 50 percent of the time, mega-risque photos of the barely-teen -- seemingly taken with her cell phone -- hit the web. And it was a major scandal. But that was a loooong time ago. We've seen plenty of Miley's bad girl side -- half-naked, smoking "salvia," posing with a penis cake, etc. -- since. So, nowadays, when a nude pic of Miley surfaces, we're all yawning, right?

Not necessarily. The latest pic to make its way around the web is being buzzed about as a photo she took for fiance Liam Hemsworth. Intrigued now? Obviously you are! Well, you can check it out ...

HERE.

Uh, yeah. Let's discuss. Clearly, this pic was not taken by Miley, exclusively for Liam. You can tell this is retouched, high-end fashion photography by a pro. And that is, in fact, what it is ... As TooFab reported, the pic is an outtake from a photo shoot for her Gypsy Heart Tour last summer, done by celeb photog Vijat Mohindra. It's just one of many gorgeous tour pics Mohindra got of Miley.

Ah well. So it may not be the X-rated "nude pic" being touted by gossip fiends around the web, and those seeking something more salacious are probably going to be disappointed. But I gotta say: This steamy series may be one of Miley's most lovely to date. My, my, Miley. How far we've come from the days of those grainy amateur cell phone nudes!

Do you agree this is one of Miley's classiest "nudes" by far?

 

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