So that's where she gets it! Miley Cyrus' tongue is almost as famous as the singer herself these days -- she's constantly sticking it out in pictures, in music videos, and onstage (a la the VMAs with Robin Thicke). And it looks like that may be a family trait.
Posing with her mom, Tish, for a cellphone selfie during her appearance on the Today show on Monday, Oct. 7, the 20-year-old "We Can't Stop" singer showed that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. While Cyrus pursed her lips in a kind of pouty duck face expression, her mom stuck her tongue out of the side of her mouth and flashed a peace sign.
Miley herself has struck this same pose many times before. "It's how I smell," she joked in a promo for her Oct. 5 stint on Saturday Night Live. Then, sticking out her tongue at SNL cast member Taran Killam, she quipped: "Are you wearing women's deodorant?"
But seriously. "I just stick my tongue out because I hate smiling in pictures," the "Wrecking Ball" songstress told Rolling Stone in an interview for her recent cover story. "It's so awkward. It looks so cheesy. Now people expect it -- like, 'Put your tongue out!' It's just easier that way. Taking pictures is so embarrassing."
That said, the pop star is happy to mug for the occasional Twitter selfie. Case in point? On Monday, Oct. 7, she posted a photo of herself -- tongue out, of course -- in a black tank top emblazoned with the words "Reefer Fever" over a giant picture of Justin Bieber smoking a cartoon joint. (The shirt is from the band Ice Nine Kills and was made by Kleaver Klothing.)
Cyrus is a self-professed fan of both marijuana and the "Beauty and the Beat" singer. In her interview with Rolling Stone, she called weed "the best drug on earth" and praised Bieber as genuinely talented, if a little immature.
"I'm not that much older than him, so I never want it to feel like I'm mentoring him," she told the mag. "But I do mentor him in a way. Because I've been doing this s--t for a long time, and I already transitioned, and I don't think he's quite done it yet."
She continued: "He's trying really hard. People don't take him seriously, but he really can play the drums, he really can play the guitar, he really can sing. I just don't want to see him f--k that up, to where people think he's Vanilla Ice...I think boys are, like, seven years behind. So in his head, he's really, like, 12."