miley-cyrusMiley Cyrus says her more provocative personal and musical style is a reflection of the fact she has matured.

“I’m not trying to be ‘slutty,’” Cyrus, 17, said.

“I’m not trying to be like, go to the club and get a bunch of guys … What I’m trying to do is to make a point with my record and look consistent, in the way my record sounds and the way I dress.”

Addressing suggestions that her recent film clip for Can’t Be Tamed and some skimpy outfits were too revealing, the former Disney star said: “I’m really comfortable with my body, I work really hard to be fit and to know that I can wear whatever makes me most comfortable. I feel more comfortable dressing with a little less, which is just how I’ve always been.

“Now I’m able to do that a little more freely and, also, I’ve just grown up to be this way too. It’s not like this was me five years ago. It’s me now, presently.”