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Miley Cyrus, sexy, skinny, tattooed and Mohawked on Elle UK magazine cover

April 30, 2013 at 12:17 PM ET

IMAGE: Miley Cyrus on the cover of ELLE UK.
Jan Welters/ Elle UK
Miley Cyrus on the cover of ELLE UK.

Singer-actress Miley Cyrus is just 20, but she looks all grown up on the June cover of Elle magazine's U.K. edition, complete with blonde Mohawk and almost-breast-baring outfit.

Yes, that's country star Billy Ray's daughter, aka Hannah Montana, sporting the short blonde 'do and a cotton and silk Lanvin jacket that's open to her navel. Several of her tattoos are also visible, including the phrase "love never dies" on her upper left arm.

She's had the short hairstyle for a while -- back in August, she tweeted that those who didn't like it should keep their opinions to themselves.

"My hair is attached to my head no one else's," she wrote.

The ELLE article includes 10 pages of Cyrus modeling different designer fashions, and the accompanying article includes chatter about her fiance, hunky actor Liam Hemsworth. The magazine has posted a 2-minute behind-the-scenes video of Cyrus posting and chatting about the shoot.

"She's quite young and fearless," says hair stylist Jenny Cho.

Cyrus said the UK magazine's sense of style was very close to her own, which she described as "a little more punk, a little more edgy."

'Sex does sell, but you have to find a way that’s not just showing your tits," Cyrus told the magazine. "I don’t want to be a glorified model. They just walk on stage and it’s all about their clothes – or lack of clothes.'

The magazine goes on sale in the UK May 1.

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