Melbourne, Apr 10 (ANI): She might have dethroned Britney Spears to be the new teen idol, but Miley Cyrus says she's uncomfortable with the tag.
The Hanna Montana star says she's happy to be looked upon as a role model rather than an idol.
"If you look at me as a role model I agree with it, but if you look at me as an idol, I don't," the Daily Telegraph quoted Cyrus as saying.
"An idol for me is someone you want to replicate, you want to be them and I don't wish that on anyone, to lose what they have personally," she added.
On being asked about the controversy over her semi-naked portrait in Vanity Fair, the 16-year-old star freely admits that she has to follow a steep learning curve.
"I'm going to make mistakes and I wouldn't trade that for anything because I always say the minute you stop making mistakes is the minute you stop learning," she said.
"I never want to disappoint people and my decisions sometimes not only disappoint other people, but disappoint myself as well. If I don't then, all of a sudden I am not real and then you really can't look up to me," she added. (ANI)