Miley Cyrus Topless Vanity Fair Magazine June 2008

Vanity Fair Magazine is standing behind the topless nude photos of fifteen year old Miley Cyrus featured in the publication’s June 2008 issue, set to hit newsstands next week.

In a statement issued late Sunday afternoon, a rep for the mag said: “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. In fact, when [writer] Bruce Handy interviewed Miley, he asked her about the photo and she was very cheerful about it and thought it was perfectly fine.”

The Vanity Fair nude cover is more evidence of Miley Cyrus’ desire to leave the innocent Hannah Montana persona behind.