By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
She has defiantly stood her ground against critics following her controversial MTV VMAs performance.
And Miley Cyrus is clearly enjoying the attention - so much so that she's taken her racy behaviour a step further.
The 20-year-old is seen simulating sex in a shocking new Terry Richardson shoot released Thursday,
The images are unashamedly pornographic in nature, showing the former child star in a series of overtly sexual poses, wearing next to nothing.
In a number of pictures, she wears a tiny leotard that barely covers the lower part of her body, featuring a G-string in the back, and a not much thicker strap in the front.
In one shot, she leans against a wall with her hand while fondling herself; in another, she pulls the front of the leotard so high that she exposes half her crotch.