Miley Cyrus takes every opportunity to jet back to her native Tennessee - because life in Los Angeles makes her "sad".
The teenage singer/actress, who was born in Nashville, prefers the slow-pace of the South and insists she's no California girl - because people "take life for granted" there.
She tells Prestige magazine, "I'm not a big fan of L.A., I've got to be honest. I like being able to work here, but any chance to go back home (to Tennessee), I love it.
"People really take life for granted in California. It makes me sad sometimes. So I have to give myself that reality check every once in a while and go back home. Everyone (in L.A.) is so busy and everyone is trying to be better than the other person, and everyone has got so much going on. Nashville life is just so laid back and people enjoy every second of life that they have."