Everyone loves Miley Cyrus. At least in the women’s magazine world. That appreciation has led two Hearst titles — Elle and Seventeen — to go with Cyrus centric covers for their May issues.
This isn’t that groundbreaking. After all, Cyrus moves magazines (Cosmo’s March 2013 cover featuring the tongue wagging singer sold over one million copies). However, there is a bit of drama. According to WWD, Elle’s cover is Miley approved, while Seventeen’s is not.
The reason Cyrus denied Seventeen is simple: She’s trying to create an image of herself as a respectable and sophisticated adult pop star. This is why Cyrus does things like post a video of herself fake beating up someone portraying Avril Lavigne, with a caption that eloquently explains, “F*ck dat Canadian bitch Avril Lavigne.” It’s all part of the plan.
Seventeen, for its part, is shrugging its collective shoulders. Sure, it doesn’t have an interview with Cyrus like Elle does. But hey, whatever! They know people will buy the issue anyway. “Seventeen readers love Miley Cyrus, and we cover her every chance we get,” a spokesperson for the glossy told WWD. “She ranked high on the March issue’s Girl Power List. Our readers asked for more, so we responded as quickly as possible.”