Billy Ray Cyrus has broken his silence about his daughter's magazine photo shoot scandal. Cyrus tells Starpulse that Miley's positive attitude will help her rise above it.

"The thing you got to look at in life, whether you're an entertainer or whether you're a farmer . . . whatever you do in life, there's going to be peaks and valleys," he said. "I think one of the things my dad taught me and hopefully I instilled in Miley, is that when you get knocked down, you've got to get back up because it's not going to do any good to lie on the ground and cry about it. I think she has a lot to be proud of. I think the positive far outweighs the negative."

In a move she says she now realizes was a mistake, Miley was featured on the cover of Vanity Fair wearing nothing but a sheet covering the front of her body, with her bare back facing the camera. The teen superstar faced more scandal last month when provocative pictures of her in her underwear were leaked online.

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