“I can’t tell you, apparently there’s not a ‘T’ in it,” Cyrus, 22, said when asked Friday by Good Morning America‘s Cameron Mathison about how she might spell current love interest Patrick Schwarzenegger‘s difficult moniker.
Cyrus went on the show to promote her new MAC Cosmetics Viva Glam campaign, which donates 100 percent of proceeds from her lipstick to the MAC AIDS fund. She also shared her passion for working at the Los Angeles LGBT Center.
The “Wrecking Ball” singer defended herself as a role model for youth, noting that what she promotes is acceptance.
“What is important to teach people is that … you can’t judge other people,” she said, adding that she, too, has been unfairly criticized.
“I’m not the way that people try to make me seem … I don’t go around just trashing hotel rooms and partying, that I’m actually working on, you know, music that I love and being involved in things that I love,” Cyrus told GMA.
Cyrus also said she was “stoked” by her Grammy Award nomination but that she doubts she’ll win.
And in an interview with Entertainment Tonight, she said her actions are often wrongly portrayed in media, making her seem wild.
“I think people try to make me seem a lot less centered than I am,” Cyrus said. “You make choices and sometimes they’re right, sometimes they’re wrong just like in life. [My choices] are magnified and people kind of try to make you seem out of control when actually I’m a pretty happy, centered person that likes to do a lot of things for people. I’m not driven by just my own self and wanting more.”