The temptations of Hollywood can lure young stars into making bad decisions, but Billy Ray says he doesn't worry too much about his daughter. "Miley's got a great heart. She's got a great head on her shoulders," Billy Ray says. "My part for Miley is to be there whether it's the good times or the bad times. I want to be the person that she calls and says, 'Hey, Dad, I [did] this,' or 'I want to talk about this,' or 'What would you do if this happened?' I just want to be Miley's friend and [for her to] know that I love her through the good times and the bad."
Miley says she has faced some pressure in Hollywood to act a certain way—but she hasn't bowed to it. "You don't have to fall into what everyone else is doing," she says. "I try my hardest just to stay grounded, because I have all these different kinds of people that are older than me, trying to tell me what to do. I just have to say be true to yourself. Be a kid. Grow up slowly."
To reinforce good role models, Miley says her mom, Tish, often brings her articles about celebrities she admires. "[Beyoncé is] her favorite person in the world, and my mom brings me every article," Miley says. "[She says], 'Look, she's so humble, but still amazing.'"
Now that she is a teenager, Miley says she is allowed to date—but not necessarily without supervision! "I had one of my guy friends over and [my dad] was hiding in the kitchen. We were outside just hanging out, and I look around [and say], 'Why are the lights on?'" she says. "[My dad's] standing there with his German shepherd watching us, and I'm like, 'Dad, you're going to scare him! I'm not going to have any more friends!' But he watches every move."
Billy Ray says it didn't quite happen like that. "I was kidding him because they knew I was there," he says. "It's not like I was spying."
"Are you nervous about the whole dating thing?" Oprah asks.
"Not as nervous as I am meeting you," he tells Oprah. "Meeting you—now that's nervous!"
Across the nation, Miley Mania and Hannah Hysteria have taken over tweens and teens. So The Oprah Show invited 100 of Miley's biggest fans to the studio for a stunning surprise! "They all think they're here for the 'Miley Cyrus Biggest Fan' contest and they have no idea that Miley is in the building," Oprah says. "I just hope they can stand it."
Before they greet the fired up superfans, Miley has a word of advice for Oprah. "It's gonna be so loud. I recommend earplugs," she says.
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