By Bronwyn Barnes
February 03, 2014 at 06:46 PM EST
W magazine

You’d think that posing for the cover of a fashion magazine would mean putting on designer clothes. Not if you’re Miley Cyrus.

On the March issue of W, the platinum blond pop star is shown lying in repose, with bangles stacked up her arms, rings on almost every finger, and a pillow covering her naughty bits. The title of the cover story — “No Apologies: Miley Cyrus Laid Bare.”

“We never were inside, and we never wore shoes,” Cyrus tells writer Ronan Farrow of growing up on a farm in Franklin, Tennessee. “I think it’s why I like wearing no clothes so much and I’m always naked.”

Guess that explains why, although she has an affinity for over-sized teddy bear backpacks, foam fingers, and pantsless looks, Cyrus’ favorite outfit is her birthday suit.

Click on to see more of Miley Cyrus’ (many) naked and nearly naked moments.

In 2008 a then 15-year-old Cyrus appeared in Vanity Fair wearing nothing but a loosely draped sheet in one shot, and posing somewhat seductively with her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, in another. Last spring, she was not feeling shy when she posed for photographer Mario Testino for a V magazine cover story titled “The Emancipation of Miley.”


In the video for “Wrecking Ball,” Cyrus gave new meaning to the term “stripped-down single,” shedding her wife beater and tighty whities to perch naked — except for a pair of cherry Doc Marten boots — atop a wrecking ball.

Photos from the video for rapper Future’s single “Real and True” showed Cyrus — wearing nothing but a head-to-toe coat of glittery body paint — playing the role of what appears to be an alien life form. Future, whose nickname is Astronaut Kid, is fully clothed in what looks like a space suit.


The “We Can’t Stop” singer posed naked for a T-shirt from designer Marc Jacobs’ “Protect the Skin You’re In” campaign. Cyrus tweeted a photo of the design along with the message; “Check out my @MarcJacobsIntl #ProtectTheSkinYoureIn tee❤❤❤We gonna save alot of lives #marcfam.”

One of Cyrus’s earliest experiments with the pantsless look happened at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards, where she walked the red carpet in a Jean Paul Gaultier blazer and Christian Louboutin heels.

With the help of stylist Simone Harouche, Cyrus put together a number of bottomless ensembles for her “We Can’t Stop” music video.

In May 2013, stylist Carlyne Cerf shared a behind-the-scenes photo of Cyrus in pink American Apparel briefs, a skull-print biker jacket and matching boots by Jeremy Scott on Instagram.

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Just before her shocking performance at the 2013 VMAs, Cyrus revealed the cover art for Bangerz, tweeting: “You know the vintage YSL don’t stay on for long ‪#bangerz ‪#october8.”

Cyrus covered up on top and from the knees down, but apparently forgot to put on pants when she performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live last June. “I did not realize when you walked out you were wearing your underpants,” Kimmel quipped.

During a stop in Chicago to promote her new single, Cyrus tweeted a racy selfie that showed her in a Chicago White Sox jersey and heels. Later that day, she tweeted a picture of the look from the back.

When Cyrus traveled to Canada to visit then fiancé Liam Hemsworth, she posed for a fan photo in a vintage Tupac shirt, camouflage vest, and shower shoes.