Miley Cyrus defends cleavage-baring jogging pics

New semi-scandalous photos of 16 year-old teen sensation Miley Cyrus have come out, and for once they weren’t illegally obtained off her cell phone or myspace or coerced by a savvy photographer trying to create controversy. Miley was photographed jogging with her shirtless 20 year-old boyfriend, model Justin Gaston, while she was wearing a low-cut top over what looked like a sexy bra and jean shorts. She was bouncing all over and looking a little too mature for her age, but at least she wasn’t pouting, sticking out her tongue, or posing in a wet t-shirt. The photos were rather tame for Miley, and she called them no “big whoop,” explaining to Ryan Seacrest on his radio show that it was super hot and she was dressed to wash the car with a bikini on underneath. Why was she out jogging then? She had on sneakers so it’s not like it looked completely unplanned.

Miley Cyrus says she wasn’t trying to give photographers a show when she wore a cleavage-baring top during a weekend jog with her shirtless older beau Justin Gaston.

“I don’t get the big whoop, but whatever,” she said Monday on Ryan Seacrest’s KIIS-FM radio show. “I guess it’s just… I’m not allowed to jog any more.”

The New York Post remarked that the 16-year-old singer put herself “on full display … in a cleverly crafted photo op that would make [sic] green with envy.”

But Cyrus shot back: “I don’t get why people are allowed to take pictures and make them something they’re not, but I guess that’s just how their job works and how they’ll make the most money.”

So why was she dressed so skimpy?

Cyrus said she was with her 8-year-old little sister, who “wanted to have a car wash. So I was like, ‘OK, we’re going to have a car wash.’”

They agreed to wash Gaston’s “really hideous truck.”

“It’s, like, 100 degrees out,” said Cyrus, who wore shorts and a bathing suit top under her mom’s baggy T-shirt.

“As I’m running, it got a little bit lower and you could see a little of the bathing suit top,” Cyrus said. “So, oh my goodness, Miley Cyrus wears a two-piece! Kill me! I’m wearing a two-piece. … with an 8-year old.”

[From US Weekly]

By many accounts, Gaston has been living with the Cyrus family for weeks. Maybe Miley’s parents stupidly think it’s safer to have their daughter’s older boyfriend under the same roof, but it just sounds like a recipe for trouble. Miley’s parents are rumored to be fighting constantly due to the new living arrangements and their stress over trying to supervise a 20 year-old guy who is likely getting up to something with their daughter. These cleavage heaving pics are the least of Miley’s issues.

Photo credit: WENN

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  1. Flour says:

    “So, oh my goodness, Miley Cyrus wears a two-piece! Kill me!” Clever girl. It wasn’t about wearing a bikini it was about jogging in it and showing off a bit of cleavage. Very nice twist on her part. In other news, omg a girl has cleavage? Front page news. Especially if the one doing the baring is a teenager who happens to be on TV. sigh. Quick, someone buy her an iron chastity belt.

  2. Roma says:

    I am an avid jogger. No woman in their right mind would run in 100 degree weather wearing jean shorts.

    Photo. Op.

  3. Ceenitall says:

    16 year old girls wear things much worse then that to the mall these days. Geez

  4. boomchakaboom says:

    I used to jog many miles a day – but never, ever in anything but some type of sports bra. Why? Cause it’s uncomfortable not to. I swear, this girl needs some kind of IQ minder.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Oh, FFS. She’s wearing a bikini top. The 16 year olds in my neighborhood wouldn’t have bothered with the T-shirt. Enough with the manufactured outrage.

  6. kiki says:

    Annie Levotwitz said it was Miley idea to pose lhalf dressed wrapped up in a sheet on VF. Miley wants to breaks out of her teeny role fast.
    I have a feeling she is going to be wilder than Britney Spears was.

  7. Lina says:

    I’m sure I (accidentally and on purpose) showed cleavage at some point when I was 16 years old.

    The real problem is why is she wearing jeans while jogging?

  8. Lem says:

    It was 15 degrees for my run this morning. I’m soooo jealous.
    Roma’s right the thought of the chafe in 100 degrees in jean shorts or a bikini bottom.. oy! from the pic though it looks like she made it a block so she’ll be o.k.
    car wash shots in just the bikini would have been a better photo op

  9. bros says:

    i also thought this was not a picture of her seriously jogging-she didnt get photographed out for a jog-not sure what she was doing, but it wasnt going for a run with gaston (does anyone else immediately think of gaston in beauty and the beast when they read his name?) she isnt in jogging shoes or the right kind of shorts. or bra/bikini for running either.

  10. Grandizer says:

    Wow, what a bunch of prudes…
    Where she lives, she was overdressed.
    And for running with her boy toy? She probably just took off with him instead of changing. Maybe he didn’t want to wait?
    In any case, photo op or not, who cares?

  11. Tia says:

    BARF !!! GAG !!!! ICK !! SICK !! NASTY!!

  12. becca says:

    I seriously don’t believe a word she says. If she was going out jogging for real, she WOULDN’T be wearing jean shorts, a bikini top, and those sneakers.

  13. Tanya says:


    Not jogging sneakers.

    Not jogging bra.

    Definitely not jogging shorts. Jean shorts for jogging? Ouch!! Chafed thighs.

    Difficult to run with sunglasses like that on, as you can see in the one picture in which she is pushing them back on.

    Nowhere in LA has it been 100 degrees over the past week.

    Why are celebrities so attention starved? They don’t get enough ALREADY, just being celebrities?

  14. Aspen says:

    Her boobs look so incredibly storebought.

    It’s not prude to find a CHILD running with a grown MAN…both half naked and escorted by cameras…alarming.

    I had a daddy when I was her age…two of them, actually. Neither of them would’ve allowed this. Which begs the question: Where the HELL is Billy Ray?

  15. Payton says:

    I’m an avid runner, and this is an obsurd ensemble for jogging! She needs proper running shoes, shorts, and a sport bra. Her knees and boobs will be ruined if she continues to “jog” (her form is terrible!) in this hillbilly manner. Who jogs down the middle of a road? Someone who craves attention..dangerous & pathetic.

  16. the original kate says:

    i jog and i am amazed when i see women jogging wearing a regular bra, not a sports bra. ouch!

  17. Christina says:

    if she wants to be all grown up and showing her sexuality, why does she use words like “omg, whatever so kill me… like big whoop”… stop confusing us.

  18. Zoe (the other one) says:

    At least it takes the focus off that car crash of a mouth.

  19. barneslr says:

    Oh, please. This is just a great big non-issue. She’s 16. Her body is developing. Get over it.

  20. Casey says:

    Why the hell is her father letting her date a 20 year old??? The only thing a 20 year old boy could possibly want from a 16 year old girl is sex.

    Does anyone else detect another teen celebrity pregnancy in the near future?

  21. Lem says:

    maybe just maybe ol’ girl is trying to get in shape. maybe Whatever you have to say about her man-toy he hits the gym. Maybe w/ the ripped pictures that just hit of him she wants some definition. Maybe. So, maybe he’s helping her take a healthier approach to a Hollywood bod than lipo and blow. What with the bike ride and the spontaneous ‘run’.
    Miley dear, you can look hot (and appropriate) in a sports bra and cut-off sweat shorts. Get better glasses and don’t ever run in Nike. EVER.

  22. Lem says:

    Look at all the runners coming out of the woodwork. We have to remember people what we consider running and what the general pop. consider running are vastly different.

    I run C25K’s where folks show up on day one in jeans and ballet flats. Some folks just don’t know – you know.

  23. yadira says:

    Maybe she did spontaneously decide to join him, maybe she really was washing a car, maybe we are prudes….BUT this is Miley Cyrus afterall and anything goes with this crazy puff mouthed girl. I still don’t like her and her antics for attention.

  24. emma says:

    well, it wasn’t in the 100s in la this past weekend, more like the 80s.

    i’m not much of a jogger, but even i know enough to wear a sports bra

  25. Orangejulius says:

    I don’t think this would have been as much of an issue if it hadn’t been for the VF pics. She obviously hasn’t learned her lesson.

  26. Stevye says:

    WHO CARES! Oh my god, she’s jogging! Ahhhh! Is that skin? OH MY GOD!!! AHHHHHH! blah, blah, blah!

  27. Polkasox says:

    @Aspen – totally agreed. That’s the first thing I thought when I saw those pictures – those puppies look so fake!

  28. Annie says:

    You know, I can’t stand the girl. At all.

    But I gotta say, in this instance, it really wasn’t all that bad.

    My question was, how the heck did those jean shorts not chafe?! In that heat! And then running! Goodness.

  29. Annie says:

    But yes, people making a big hoopla over this whole thing is stupid.

  30. Alecto says:

    i wonder how far she actually ran. All the cars in the background are the same. I also have to wonder about runing in jean shorts and something other than a sports bra. This stinks of photo op to me too.

  31. czarina says:

    Why does 16 year old Miley get slammed for exposing a bit of cleavage while 19 year old Haiden Pan(ah, can’t think how to spell her last name–you know who I mean!!LOL) is dating some 30-year old man and living like an adult and nobody raises and eyebrow???
    (I realize the years between 16 and 19 are significant, but let’s be fair here)
    Working on a show by Disney is a JOB, not her life! Good heavens, what is the matter with people? Why hate a 16 year old girl for not behaving like a 10 year old?
    Moreover, while I would agree that she should not be dating a 20 year old guy, she is not sneaking around and picking up men at bars…she has her parent’s blessing (however dumb that is)–why does she have to apologize to America every time she acts like (gasp!) a teen ager!

  32. yasmin says:

    OH COME ON. She is a FEMALE. SHE HAS BOOBS. Get the f*ck over it. Shame on the photographers and everyone else making a huge deal out of it — like she should be ashamed because OTHER PEOPLE were taking photos of her cleavage? Its not like she flashed us.. its not like she had on lacy see-thru lingerie.. you would see more at a beach or swimming pool. She is a teenager, she is wearing normal teenage clothes. You ppl just love to hate on miley and its getting kinda OLD… So she didn’t wear a sports bra?? BIG DEAL. I have NEVER worn a sports bra. Gross.

  33. I don’t get the big whoop, but whatever…I guess it’s just…I’m not allowed to jog any more. I don’t get why people are allowed to take pictures and make them something they’re not, but I guess that’s just how their job works and how they’ll make the most money.

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  34. Aspen says:

    Lots of people raises their eyebrows AND their voices of disgust at the Hayden/Milo “relationship.”

    I don’t like the parent-sponsored statutory rape going on with Miley Cyrus and her…boyfriend. I don’t like 16 year-old GIRLS running along in such scanty dress with a MAN.

    My husband would never allow his daughter to expose herself so publicly.

    The issue is not sex or anyone’s lack of comfort with Miley’s developing tits. The issue that causes the uproar over this is her AGE. Her AGE, people.

    She’s a little girl who doesn’t know her head from her ass, yet, and since daddy has abdicated, she got herself a stud. That’s what people are pissed about.

  35. Ter says:

    My first thought is that this girl is so trashy that she doesn’t even comprehend what the fuss is about. The second thought is that most sixteen year old girls aren’t out jogging with their tatas out accpmanied by live in twenty year old boyfriend, a situation that is sanctioned by their parents! So, OMG right back at yah Miley.

  36. Orangejulius says:

    Hmm. He may be 20, but I’m not sure that’s a man. It may be legally, but do you know any 20 year old guys? My 22 year old is somewhere between a child and a man. I think this generation, for the most part, mature later than we used to. I also think girls mature faster than boys. Just an observation, that’s all…

  37. czarina says:

    @Aspen–sometimes it feels like kids grow up too fast, I agree completely.

    Miley is sort of indicative of the kind of dual treatment we as a society have for our teenagers.
    She is allowed to work (and I have no doubt to have accomplished everything she has so far, she HAS worked hard), she is making a LOT of money, she is the linchpin of a lot of other people’s jobs which depend on her, and is expected to be able to handle herself in the public eye.
    On the other hand, she is a “little girl” who is not allowed to have a picture taken of her bare back.
    It can’t work both ways, though.
    You can’t say: work like an adult, handle adult reponsibilities and pressures, but then refer to her as “a little girl” who “doesn’t know her head from her ass”.
    I don’t disagree (to the ass/head thing) because what 16 year old does???
    But I do think it’s unfair that the same people who raged at her for the “offensive to Asians” picture and insisted she should have been smart enough to know better and mature enough to not do such a thing…now insist she is too young and immature to be wearing a tank top that reveals her cleavage!
    It seems as though too many people expect this girl to either behave like a 10-year-old or a 25-year-old, with no room in between.

  38. Adum says:

    They were running to go get his car. Her sister was with them.

    It wasn’t jogging like, let’s go excercise! It was like, let’s go get your car. That is all!

  39. Mandy says:

    I don’t get the fuss about the 20-year-old boyfriend. My date for my junior prom was 21, and my parents didn’t care. They were smart enough to realize that if I wanted to have sex, I was going to do it whether the guy was my age or not. Besides, 16 is the age of consent, and I have yet to meet a 20-year-old guy who acts older than a teenager, anyway.

    Also, I think her outfit is pretty tame, if not proper jogging attire. But every woman knows that comfort usually takes a backseat to looking good. She was probably just out by the pool and her boyfriend said “I’m going for a run,” and she said “Oh, I’ll go with you.” She’s not training for a marathon!

  40. Aspen says:

    I absolutely agree, OrangeJulias, but since I haven’t gone through the maturation process with my own kid, yet (which is the only reference point in my own life), I am still very protective of minors. My dislike of that whole situation is not her developing body or her donning a bikini top in the hot weather. I am not a prude…nor am I in denial about the early age at which young people become sexual. My dislike comes in when I remember how different I was at 16 from the young woman I was becoming at 20. 20 and 16 shouldn’t, in the natural way of things, have much in common even though both are ages very much rooted, still, in youth. There is a chasm of life experience between 16 and 20. Perhaps, Miley Cyrus was robbed of that life experience by being pushed to leap past it. I find that both sad and ominous for her future.

    I cannot imagine have a daughter so exposed…either literally with her dress or figuratively through her career. I’m worried for her (and other girls like her) in a more muted but similar way to the worry I would have for my own child at that age. That’s all.

  41. francesca says:

    I’m not a huge fan of Miley and actually she’s nor in my top 10 list of fav celebs…but com’on..
    she’s just wearing a bikini…that’s NOT A BIG DEAL…

  42. Cory says:

    Seriously look at the pics carefully i see the same trees in the back every time do u even think she was running or was she taking photos?????? all i see if different cars every time… nothing else different…

  43. anonymous says:

    I’d like to see her in a nice hot pink thong bikini !

  44. Jakarejo says:

    Why is a 20 year old dating a 16 year old. That’s a much bigger issue than her bikini top showing.
    I’m sure all they do when they have time alone is hold hands, right?
    Why is he living with them? Like the two of them are totally celibate and never sneak into each others rooms at 2am. He should be charged as a pedophile.