Celebrity A Girl and Her Pig! Miley Cyrus Gets Nude for 'Paper' with a Very Special Costar The 22-year-old singer isn't afraid to show off her body By Maria Mercedes Lara Maria Mercedes Lara Instagram Twitter Maria Mercedes Lara is the Digital Content Operations Director for PEOPLE, where she oversees content management and editorial workflow for the digital team as well as focus on increasing growth through PEOPLE's newsletters, homepage and notification audiences. She previously held the position of Deputy News Director for PEOPLE.com. Before joining PEOPLE, Maria worked at POPSUGAR, SpinMedia Group and Jezebel. She graduated with a B.A. in Literature from Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at the New School in New York City. Maria currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and two children. People Editorial Guidelines Published on June 8, 2015 02:35 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Paola Kudacki/Paper Magazine Showing lots of skin and hanging with her pets? It’s just another day for Miley Cyrus The 22-year-old pop star took a cue from Kim Kardashian West when she went nude for the cover of the summer issue of Paper magazine. (Not that she ever needs an excuse to flaunt her toned figure.) The cover, shot by Paola Kudacki, features the singer speckled by mud and smiling while hugging her pet pig (and frequent Instagram costar), Bubba Sue. Aside from posing with her pet, Cyrus talked to the magazine about her Happy Hippie Foundation, which is focused on helping homeless and LGBT youth. The “Wrecking Ball” singer also reflected on her “lucky” life. “I was doing a show two nights ago,” she said, “and I was wearing butterfly nipple pasties and butterfly wings. I’m standing there with my t—s out, dressed like a butterfly. How the f— is that fair? How am I so lucky?” Related Video: See Miley’s Changing Looks! The issue – which hits newsstands on June 22 – will also feature conversations with former Vice President Al Gore, Pharrell Williams and Charli XCX. Keeping with her porcine theme, Cyrus tagged Paper in an Instagram post Sunday, showing a woman (presumably Cyrus herself) flaunting her cleavage while wearing a pig mask.