Miley Cyrus was recently interviewed by Notion Magazine, and she discussed her changing public image as well as her famous surname.
When discussing her image, she stated, "People have this misconception of me that I’m just one of these kids on TV and that now I go off and party and I’m just this ratchet white girl, and I’m not. I work really, really hard, I’m just in a different environment.”
She also adds that she has thoughts of changing her name, but that her surname is too famous to let go of. She explains, "Rather than taking a blessing and making it a curse, it’s just like this is what this name is now. But I think my name means something — it represents something more than just what the media tries to make of it. I was thinking about dropping the Cyrus and just being Miley, but there’s something powerful about the fact that my name now is like a household name.”
Miley has been busy promoting her new single and upcoming album, and she's certainly doing very well on the Billboard charts and radio air plays. Her relationship with Liam Hemsworth also seems like it's going well, which means it's certainly been a great few months for Miley.