Pop star and LGBT activist, Miley Cyrus, is on the daring cover of ELLE Magazine October edition.

In the issue Miley Cyrus , 22, talks about her role as a gender activist and a politically engaged young woman, on a mission to make the world more tolerant, and gender and sexual identities less fixed.

Miley discusses why she decided to use her power, and popularity, to do something important by setting up her charity, The Happy Hippie Foundation.

As a provocateur she's acutely aware of how to command attention to get her voice heard, ‘If you get your tits out, and they are all looking, then you can use that space to say something and get them to listen,’ she continues later.

The controversial host of this weekend's VMAs, then goes on to discuss her opinions on gender, and relationships saying, "I’m very open about it  I’m pansexual. But I’m not in a relationship. I’m 22, I’m going on dates, but I change my style every two weeks, let alone who I’m with".

The cover is shot by Matt Irwin and styled by Alison Edmond Miley wears a white Emporio Armani suit.