The 20-year-old all-grown-up child starlet has wavered between dodging and straight-up ignoring rumors of a broken engagement to Australian actor Liam Hemsworth. In spite of her desire to remain under the radar in the wake of these mumblings, she's still every bit a cover girl. (Nor is she afraid of a revealing crop top.)
At this point, we're pretty used to her new 'do, but never has her rock star persona been more strongly, well, rocked.
She might look more hardcore, but she's not trying to make waves—especially on social media.
“We were too nice to the world and gave them too much insight—into my life and my puppies and my house," she told Elle, "I just don’t feel they get that privilege any more."
On her relationship with Hemsworth: "We have a house together and dogs. It just seems right to be wearing this ring."
We can only hope, as we always do, that she just keeps being Miley.