The pop star, who was previously engaged to Liam Hemsworth and recently split from boyfriend Patrick Schwarzenegger, made headlines this year for packing on the PDA with Maxwell on the Hollywood set of a music video, posing for a racy W photoshoot, and channeling Lady and the Trampwith a churro at Disneyland.
Cyrus appears as the cover girl for Elle's "boldest issue yet," which focuses on gender and sexuality. Never shy about discussing her own personal sexuality, Cyrus says "I'm very open about it -- I'm pansexual."
The Oxford English Dictionary defines "Pansexual" as "Not limited in sexual choice with regard to biological sex, gender, or gender identity."
Previously, Cyrus opened up about her own gender fluidity in an interview with Paper Magazine. "I don't relate to being boy or girl, and I don't have to have my partner relate to boy or girl," she said.
"I am literally open to every single thing that is consenting and doesn't involve an animal and everyone is of age," she noted. "Everything that's legal, I'm down with. Yo, I'm down with any adult -- anyone over the age of 18 who is down to love me."
The revealing interview was accompanied by an even more revealing nude photo spread.
"Miley is so comfortable in her skin," Paper's Chief Creative Officer, Drew Elliot, told ET at the time. "She was naked the entire shoot -- body painting to throwing her in a baby pool full of mud with her pig -- she goes there. It was very open and free, and she's a performer. She takes you right there every time."
So what can we expect from her live hosting gig on MTV's Video Music Awards this weekend? Let's just say, producers are ready for anything. ET got the scoop on Miley's sure-to-be-controversial appearance in the video below.