Miley Cyrus bong video interview The last year has brought its fair share of trouble for Miley Cyrus, from her bong-smoking video to her parents' split, but it seems the 18-year-old pop princess has come out unscathed and with some new perspective on her life.

"I've never, ever claimed to be perfect," the erstwhile Hannah Montana tells Marie Claire (via HuffPo). "I mean, since I've started the show, I've always said, 'I'm gonna make mistakes.' I know this. And I think that that is one of the reasons why people related to me. Why kids related to me."