Kit Steinkellner
January 30, 2015 8:17 am

Whatever your preconceived Miley Cyrus impressions are, shelve them for a minute. Miley just did an interview with PopSugar and she dropped some serious REALNESS on us. We haven’t always seen eye to eye with Miley in the past, but lately girl has really been impressing us with her maturity and authenticity and this interview totally encapsulates her independent and seriously grounded view on life and beauty. It’s yet another example of how the pop star is really coming into her own in a manner MOST exciting and doing a ton to make us girls feel great just the way we are. Check out some of the highlights of this interview, which seriously made us appreciate Miley on a brand new level.

Beauty advice for her 16-year-old self:

“. . . Less is more. Chill. I think when you’re younger you try to make yourself look older and I got to tell you, you’re going to regret it as you get older. I wear less makeup now at 22 than I did when I was 15 or 16.”

On being intimidated by Instagram glamour shots:

“A lot of girls are chasing girls that don’t exist. It’s a reality that isn’t real. Because people fine-tune [their pictures] and going out is a fashion show and that’s just not reality. . . people are humans and people forget that even the people on Instagram are human.”

Turning her back on conventional standards of beauty:

“I think of the formula of what’s supposed to be ‘pretty’ and what a woman is supposed to be is something I think I accepted more when I was younger, and now that I’m older I think ‘Forget that. Like, I don’t want to be like that.’ ”

These quotes don’t even do it justice. Catch the full interview below and bask in the glow that is Miley Cyrus’ burgeoning awesomeness:

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