Teen sensation MILEY CYRUS has been caught up in a fresh photo scandal after saucy shots of a girl, who resembles her, stripping have appeared online.
The snaps are similar to those which appeared on website MySpace.com last month (Apr08), and come just weeks after the 15 year old was forced to defend her decision to pose topless in a bedsheet for a Vanity Fair shoot.
In the new pictures, a girl bearing an uncanny likeness to Cyrus holds a t-shirt up with her teeth, showing a bare stomach and red panties.
According to blog Oceanup.com the snapshots were emailed to pop star Nick Jonas when the pair dated last year (07).
If the shots prove to be genuine, the pictures will further compromise her image as a child-friendly star, and pile pressure on her employers at Disney to address her penchant for posing provocatively.
Although Cyrus apologized for the Vanity Fair photoshoot, she refused to accept she shouldn’t pose in private snaps.
After the last set of pictures appeared on MySpace, she said, “For me, I was like, `It’s not a big deal.’ But they got spread around. Like someone copied and pasted and said, ‘Oh my God, look at this, and blah blah blah.'”