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Miley Cyrus poses in the buff, hugs a pig for magazine shoot

music Updated: Jun 10, 2015 16:53 IST

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Pop singer Miley Cyrus is back to her sensational ways -- she recently did a photo shoot for Paper magazine covered only in mud as she hugged a pig. The shoot was in support of a charity she founded. She also spoke of her romantic attraction to females.

Cyrus, who made waves in 2013 when she appeared nude atop a swinging ball in the music video for her hit song Wrecking Ball, appears on the cover of the pop culture magazine strategically hugging a pig to support the Happy Hippy Foundation, which she founded to help raise funds and awareness for homeless and LGBT youth.

The 22-year-old former Disney star also revealed that she has experienced same-sex attractions, saying she told her mother at age 14 that she felt romantic feelings toward females.

"I remember telling her I admire women in a different way. And she asked me what that meant. And I said, I love them. I love them like I love boys," she told Paper.

Miley Cyrus posing nude for Paper magazine.

Cyrus rose to fame as the lead of Disney Channel's Hannah Montana show, but shed her child star persona for a more risqué image in recent years.

The magazine shoot also featured photographs of Cyrus fully nude and wearing body paint.

Cyrus said that in building the foundation she was particularly moved by the December suicide of transgender teen Leelah Alcorn, who said she had been forced to undergo conversion therapy by her parents.

"We can't keep noticing these kids too late," Cyrus said.

The Cyrus cover comes after Paper Magazine tried to 'break the internet' last year by featuring reality star Kim Kardashian showing her nude, oiled derriere.