Miley Cyrus Vs. Taylor Swift: Compare The Stars’ Views On Love, Life & Fame
Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift are both cover girls for the month of March. Miley, 21, is featured in W Magazine and Taylor, 24, is the star of the latest issue of Glamour. In their respective issues, both singers give some insight into their views on love, life and fame. The photos tell a picture, too. Miley goes very high-fashion, rocking blonde eyebrows, funky extensions and revealing, tough couture. Taylor, on the other hand, goes natural boho with bangs, a guitar and comfy, every day clothes.
Though the two interviews were different (Taylor’s focused on dating and talked about her life in braod terms, and Miley’s profiled the infamous life of the star), they both revealed a lot about the two women who could arguably represent the two factions of pop culture and superstardom.
Take a look at the differences and similarities between two of the biggest names in music and entertainment today.
On music and relationships:
Taylor: “I do fear that if I ever were to have someone in my life who mattered, I would second-guess every one of my lyrics.”
Miley: “I love my music so much, and I love what I’m doing so much that that has become my other half—rather than another person. And so, yeah, I feel like I had to be able to be 100 percent.”
On dating philosophies:
Taylor: “Silence speaks so much louder than screaming tantrums. Never give anyone an excuse to say that you’re crazy.”
Miley: “Guys watch too much porn… Those girls don’t exist. They’re not real girls. And that’s like us watching romance movies. That’s girl porn, because, like, those guys do not exist.”
On relationship rules:
Taylor: “You don’t respond to any of his texts or calls until he does something desperate [like] shows up. Or he calls and leaves a voice mail. Something that makes it very clear to you that he’s interested… I think everyone should approach relationships from the perspective of playing it straight and giving someone the benefit of the doubt. Until he establishes that this is a game. And if it’s a game, you need to win. The best thing to do is just walk away from the table.”
Miley: [They] just try too hard with me, and it’s just like, ‘I don’t need you to impress me. I don’t want you to, like, take me to fancy restaurants.’ I hate sitting down for dinner!”
On interacting with others:
Miley: “I have a lot of people that I could call and hang out with, but I have very few friends, if that makes any sense… Like, I just don’t tell a lot of people anything. Everyone’s always like, ‘You’re so sketch.'”
Taylor: “For a long time I was drawn to—and still am drawn to—people I find very interesting. [But] someone who sits and talks about themselves for an hour, you start to maybe wonder if, rather than trying so hard to be interesting, they could be a little bit more interested.”
On the Internet:
Miley: “I think with, like, Instagram, Twitter, whatever, everyone is a paparazzi now. How scary is that? Like, you’re never safe… [They] just think they can, like, talk about you like they know you.”
Taylor: “I’m careful about getting sucked into the rabbit hole that is the Internet because, as a songwriter, I don’t have the option of having a thick skin. As a writer you have to be open to everything, and that includes pain, rejection, self-doubt, fear. I deal with that enough on my own. If you look hard enough, you could find somebody on the Internet critizing every single thing about you. If you’re me.”
On their evolving images:
Taylor: “I’m not trying to shed my skin. I’m trying to be a new version of the person I’ve been my whole life. That’s what’s held my fans and me together. For a group of millions, it’s odd how close I feel to them.”
Miley: “I don’t give a shit. I’m not Disney, where they have, like, an Asian girl, a black girl, and a white girl, to be politically correct, and, like, everyone has bright-colored T-shirts. You know, it’s like, I’m not making any kind of statement. Anyone that hates on you is always below you, because they’re just jealous of what you have.”
On their press:
Miley: “They did a write-up in Rolling Stone—like, the best albums of 2013, and my album was one of them! I printed it out. I give myself things to look at like that.”
Taylor: “I know when not to read an article. Is it going to help my day? Is it important for my life? If the answer is no, then I just don’t click.”
On their grownup images:
Miley: “I just don’t get what half the girls are wearing. Everyone to me seems like Vanna White. I’m trying to tell girls, like, ‘Fuck that. You don’t have to wear makeup. You don’t have to have long blonde hair and big titties. That’s not what it’s about. It’s, like, personal style.’ I like that I’m associated with sexuality and the kind of punk-rock shit where we just don’t care. Like Madonna or Blondie or Joan Jett.”
Taylor: “I find it relatively easy to keep my clothes on because I don’t really feel like taking them off. It’s not an urge I have. For me ‘risky’ is revealing what really happened in my life through music. Risky is writing confessional songs and telling the true story about a person with enough details so everyone knows who that person is. That’s putting myself out there, maybe even more than taking my shirt off.”
Do you relate more to Taylor or Miley?