miley cyrus gi mtv Miley Cyrus spotted smoking a cigaretteMiley Cyrus is again experiencing a growth spurt. Which means she’s again risking the alienation of “Hannah Montana” fans who figured she was just a wholesome, non-political Disney-endorsed character.

On Monday (Aug. 1), Cyrus was spotted smoking a cigarette (while wearing a bikini, no less!) at a Michigan lake. She reportedly spent the day frolicking in the sun — and dragging on smokes — with boyfriend Liam Hemsworth.

Geez, can’t an 18-year-old get marriage equality tattoo, smoke a little salvia or light up a cigarette without getting a “role model” lecture? Apparently not.

“I would never smoke,” wrote Cyrus in her 2009 autobiography. “I always say that for me, smoking would be like smashing my guitar and expecting it to play. I’d never do that to my voice, not to mention the rest of my body.”

Hey, people change. But what do you think — should Miley kick the habit to avoid sending kids the wrong message or, at 18, can she shed the role model mantle?

Posted by:Liz Kelly Nelson