Miley Cyrus is currently engaged to Aussie actor Liam Hemsworth but that doesn’t mean she identifies herself as being straight.
In a new interview with Variety magazine, the 23 year old actress said that she feels “very neutral” about her gender and sexuality.
“I don’t feel straight and I don’t feel gay,” Cyrus said.
“My whole life, I didn’t understand my own gender and my own sexuality. I always hated the word ‘bisexual,’ because that’s even putting me in a box. I don’t ever think about someone being a boy or someone being a girl,” she said. “My eyes started opening in the fifth or sixth grade. My first relationship in my life was with a chick.”
“Once I understood my gender more, which was unassigned, then I understood my sexuality more,” she added.
The Wrecking Ball singer has alway been open about her sexuality saying she doesn’t identify with being male or female. Because of her life experiences with both genders, Cyrus says she regards her self as ‘pansexual.’ She added during the Variety interview that that’s part of the reason why she’s working so hard to help the LGBTQ community via her Happy Hippie Foundation.
“My empowerment comes from feeling like I have a purpose now,” she said. “On my tombstone, I didn’t want the ‘Wrecking Ball’ lyrics. I wanted it to be something greater.”