Miley Cyrus's 'Coming Out' News May Not Be Surprising But It's Still Powerful (PHOTO)

Miley Cyrus Elle UKJust days before she returns to the MTV Video Music Awards show, site of her infamous twerking performance of 2013, as host, a new interview with the magazine Elle UK has come out and confirmed something we already knew about the 22-year-old Cyrus: girlfriend is comfortable in her own skin. Oh, and yeah, Miley officially self-describes herself as "pansexual."

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This revelations isn't exactly a great surprise, as last month, she openly told Paper magazine:

I am literally open to every single thing that is consenting and doesn't involve an animal and everyone is of age. Everything that's legal, I'm down with. Yo, I'm down with any adult -- anyone over the age of 18 who is down to love me. I don't relate to being boy or girl, and I don't have to have my partner relate to boy or girl.

Given that this openness to sexual relationships with anyone regardless of sex or gender is basically the definition of "pansexual," the only thing really new about the Elle interview was her comfortableness with applying that label to herself, especially given that Miley isn't exactly someone who seems big on labels.

Miley Cyrus Elle UK

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I'll be the first to admit that I'm not always the biggest fan of Miley's, but I have to say that I'm impressed at how unafraid she is to be open about who she is, what she wants, and that she doesn't seem to care what anyone else thinks. That is a lot of self-confidence for a 22-year-old.

While I'd hesitate to call her a role model, per say, I do think her openness might help other young adults who are on the LGBTQ spectrum feel like they can be out too and that is a powerful thing.

 

Image via Elle UK

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