Miley Cyrus poses completely NAKED as a nude butterfly on the racy...

Miley Cyrus poses completely NAKED as a nude butterfly on the racy cover of acclaimed photographer David LaChapelle’s book

Miley Cyrus 1 Miley Cyrus poses completely NAKED as a nude butterfly on the racy cover of acclaimed photographer David LaChapelles book

Nude ambition: Miley Cyrus was back to her old ways as she posed completely naked on the cover of acclaimed photographer David LaChapelle’s forthcoming book Lost + Found

It looked like she had toned her wild image down after her raunchy flesh-flashing Bangerz era in 2013.

But daring Miley Cyrus was back to her old ways as she posed completely naked on the cover of acclaimed photographer David LaChapelle’s forthcoming book Lost + Found.

Leaving nothing to the imagination, the singer, 24, appeared as a nude butterfly, with only a flesh-toned bodysuit with strategically placed crystals protecting her modesty.

Sporting curly blonde hair and dramatic brightly-colored make-up, the pop princess appears to pose in a jail cell for the shot surrounded by wings and floral paraphernalia.

The book features never-before-seen photos from David’s nearly 30-year career in the industry.

Michael Jackson, Hilary Clinton, Rihanna and Lady Gaga will also be featured in the art book, the photographers first in a decade.

Miley is gearing up for her hotly-anticipated performance at this weekend’s MTV Video Music Awards.

Miley Cyrus 2 Miley Cyrus poses completely NAKED as a nude butterfly on the racy cover of acclaimed photographer David LaChapelles bookToned down: The singer, 24, donned double denim while rehearsing for this weekend’s MTV Video Music Awards on Wednesday

Touted as the world premiere performance of her new single Younger Now, the star will surely take a more toned-down route from her twerk-fest with Robin Thicke at 2013’s ceremony.

On Wednesday, the singer was photographed backstage at rehearsals wearing a denim jacket, vintage t-shirt and cutoff shorts, which have been her wardrobe staples during her latest reinvention.

Cyrus is gearing up for the release of her latest album Younger Now, out September 29. The LP’s first single Malibu was a top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100.

While Miley has been busy for her moment on stage at the annual awards show, rumours are rife that things have hit a rough patch with her fiancé Liam Hemsworth.
Miley Cyrus 3 Miley Cyrus poses completely NAKED as a nude butterfly on the racy cover of acclaimed photographer David LaChapelles book

The way she was: Miley made international headlines with her sexually-charged performance of We Can’t Stop and Blurred Lines with Robin Thicke at 2013’s Video Music Awards

Speaking to OK! this week, a source has alleged that Liam, 27, refused to wear Miley’s promise ring for the most part of this year, prompting the American songstress to question his commitment to the relationship.

‘She pushed him and pushed him to wear the ring and she finally lost her temper and was screaming at him furiously. The fight was one of the worst they’ve had,’ they claimed.

MailOnline has contacted Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemworth’s representatives for comment.

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