The newly 18-year-old Miley Cyrus chatted with Marie Claire magazine, speaking extensively for the first time since her parents announced their intention to divorce. And, for the first time since she was recorded smoking from a bong.

Cyrus was contrite about the videotaped inhaling, which involved the legally-sold herb salvia. When reminded that there are plenty of teenagers out there puffing on more serious fumes, she responded, “But they’re not Miley Cyrus… They’re not role models. So for me it was a bad decision, because of my fans and because of what I stand for.”

But what does she stand for? Is she referring to her pristine tween image built and paid for by Disney? The kind of image that still allows her to say her goal for the new year is to “spread love and change the world” with total sincerity? Cyrus, who reportedly earned $48 million last year, also talked about two of her upcoming movies, So Undercover (with pal Kelly Osbourne), and LOL (with Demi Moore), of which she says, “It’s what I’m most proud of.”

The March issue of Marie Claire hits newsstands Feb. 15.

Did you get the impression the writer, Kimberly Cutter, just wanted to hug Cyrus and say, “It’s going to be all right”? Is it, PopWatchers? What do expect from Cyrus in 2011 — you know, besides the spreading of love?

Check out the video to learn Cyrus’ hidden talent…

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