Leave it to Barbara Walters to get
Wait, didn't Ellen DeGeneres already do that? Yes, but 2013 has the unfortunate moniker of becoming the year of Miley Cyrus.
Barb asked Cyrus the really tough question about whether she believed she agreed too quickly to getting engaged to
"I was so scared of ever being alone, and I think conquering that fear, this year, was actually bigger than any other transition that I had this entire year," Cyrus told Walters in her "Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2013" interview.
Cyrus and Hemsworth met on the set of
The 21-year-old's latest album, "Bangerz," also chronicles their love story. One track, "Drive," goes, "I was crazy thinking you were mine, it was all just a lie."
When Walters asked her what that lie was, Cyrus backpedaled.
"I don't think there was any, any lies," she said.
Her latest takeaway is to focus on being herself.
"I don't ever want to have to need someone again, where you feel like without them you can't be yourself," she tells Walters.
As for marriage or spending the rest of her life with someone, the former Disney star is adhering to the never-say-never rule of thumb.
"I think I'll want that in the times that it needs to be," she said. "I don't think I realized what 19 truly is, and I got engaged at 19, and I definitely wouldn't change being engaged. It was so fun wearing a fat rock for a few years. But now, I just feel like I can actually be happy. I wait for those moments of silence, when I'm just at my house, by myself."
Other celebrities recognized in Walters annual list include Hemsworth's "Hunger Games" costar and Oscar-winner
Cyrus' full interview and Walters' No. 1 most fascinating person will be revealed during the ABC News special. "Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2013" on Wednesday.
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