Miley Cyrus is the cover star of Cosmopolitan's December 2013 issue, and the star looks sexy in an embellished and sheer dress. More covered up than we were expecting out of Miley, but the jewel tones and tons of sparkle is perfect for the holiday issue!

In the interview, Miley gave a very candid interview, revealing how she's dealing with a seriously insane year: "Everything is so chaotic and crazy right now and it's so much all at once, but I'm living for it. I'm just having the best time ever and everything's falling into place like it's supposed to. Even people who want to hate on me, they can't even shut down the fact that I'm literally what everyone is talking about. I don't want to say that I'm on top right now – I feel like I'm kind of an underdog in a cool way. It's almost punk rock to like me because it's not the right thing to do. Like, society wants to shut me down."

She also talks about how great it is to have support of singers like Kanye West and Katy Perry, and how it helps her deal with those who dislike what she's doing. "The support of other artists is important because there are not many people who can relate to what I'm going through right now. Kanye West is one of those people, and even Katy Perry has been so cool. It's easy for Kanye to support me because we're in totally separate lanes of competition, but for Katy to say that she appreciates what I'm really doing for the pop industry, that keeps you going. And I mean, who cares what the media buzz is if Kanye West is telling you that you're the sh*t?"

Click through the gallery above to see some snapshots of Miley's spread in Cosmopolitan for December, and click here to see the full photo shoot!

The December issue of Cosmopolitan hits newsstands on November 5th.

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