It seemed Hannah Montana wasn't Miley Cyrus's only alter ego when scandalous photos of the teen recently surfaced on the Internet.
The suggestive pictures captured Disney's darling laying on her boyfriend's lap and exposing her bra. They were enough to break any father's achy heart.
And, just when it looked like wholesome Miley had gone Lohan, the 15-year-old publically apologized. To see what she said, read more.
"The pictures of me on the Internet were silly, inappropriate shots. I appreciate all the support of my fans, and hope they understand that along the way I am going to make mistakes and I am not perfect. I never intended for any of this to happen and I am truly sorry if I have disappointed anyone."
In addition to the those snapshots, Miley is also concerned about the photographs taken by Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair, in which the supposedly clothed star appears topless.
"My goal in my music and my acting is always to make people happy. For Vanity Fair, I was so honored and thrilled to work with Annie [Leibovitz]. I took part in a photo shoot that was supposed to be 'artistic' and now, seeing the photographs and reading the story, I feel so embarrassed."
In response to the pictures, Miley's employer, The Disney Channel said:
Unfortunately, as the article suggests, a situation was created to deliberately manipulate a 15-year-old in order to sell magazines.
On the contrary, Beth Kseniak of Vanity Fair told The New York Times:
Miley's parents and/or minders were on the set all day. Since the photo was taken digitally, they saw it on the shoot and everyone thought it was a beautiful and natural portrait of Miley.
Is this a publicity stunt or a photo shoot gone wrong?