When Rolling Stone comes calling, you pull out all the stops. That’s the lesson we learned from Miley Cyrus’s decision to jump out of a plane for the magazine. The pop star first had some other ideas for how to keep the reporter entertained — play laser tag and go bowling — but she eventually settled on getting a tattoo and jumping out of a plane. This is Miley we’re talking about, after all.
Now Rolling Stone has released the video of the 20-year-old making the 12,500-foot tandem leap. Miley, looking nervous, dons the Skydive Perris jumpsuit and loads into the plane. “I’m f—ing terrified,” she says as the airplane’s motor drones on in the background. She flips off the camera and continues to sweat.
When the time comes to jump, we don’t hear any screams of terror, but Miley, of course, sticks out her tongue. Once the parachute releases and Miley’s management can take a sigh of relief, the pop princess tells the camera, “I’m happy and I’m finally a bird like I always wanted to be.”
Although her landing is less than smooth, what happens off camera is even more interesting. “Holy s—t! That was awesome!” Miley tells the magazine before calling her mom to let her know she was back on earth. “One thing about skydiving,” Miley adds, “you really know who you love, based on who you call.” At this point, the reporter asks if she’s called then-fiancé Liam Hemsworth: “‘Oh, shit!’ she says, and takes her phone back out.”
Seeing as the jump happened two weeks before the couple split, could this have been a red flag that things were already growing cold between the pair or did the adrenaline just go to Miley’s mini-bun head?
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