Singer-actress Miley Cyrus says she sticks her tongue out in pictures because she doesn't "know how to smile" and it makes her feel awkward if she's standing there grinning.
The Wrecking Ball hitmaker has been snapped in her signature pose on a lot of occasions lately, reported Contactmusic.
"I get embarrassed to take pictures. That's actually the truth. I'm so embarrassed, because people are taking pictures of me, and I just don't know how to - I don't know how to smile, and just be awkward, so I stick my tongue out, because I don't know what else to do," Cyrus said.
Meanwhile, the 21-year-old singer, who has hit the headlines this year for her provocative music videos and controversial performances, admits she doesn't search herself on the internet any more because the negative comments ruin her happiness.
"I refuse to Google myself. The minute I stopped Googling myself, you don't imagine what a happier person I am."