Miley Cyrus says Hannah Montana gave her body dysmorphia

"I was told for so long what a girl is supposed to be”


by Hayley Kadrou |
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Miley Cyrus has changed so much over the last few years, it’s hard to remember that she was once a beloved Disney kid in the form of Hannah Montana.

But the We Can’t Stop singer has spoken about her time on the TV show, revealing it left her with body issues while growing up.

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Going through the ever-painful puberty on the telly in front of millions? Yeah, that will do it.

The 22-year-old singer, who now looks very different from her Disney days, told how working on the series while young gave her unrealistic ideas about beauty, causing her to have insecurities about her own appearance.

In her interview with Marie Claire for their September issue, she spoke of the experience, saying:

“From the time I was 11, it was, 'You're a pop star! That means you have to be blonde, and you have to have long hair, and you have to put on some glittery tight thing.’

"Meanwhile, I'm this fragile little girl playing a 16-year-old in a wig and a ton of make-up.”

Miley Cyrus began working on the musical show aged just 11, which premiered in 2006. It ran for four seasons until 2011, and she also played the lead character in two spin off films.

In the interview, she went on:

"I was told for so long what a girl is supposed to be from being on that show. I was made to look like someone that I wasn't, which probably caused some body dysmorphia because I had been made pretty every day for so long, and then when I wasn't on that show, it was like, Who the f**k am I?

“I would have anxiety attacks. I would be with my friends, thinking, I should be having so much fun.”

The singer has come a long way since then, as now she seems body proud and comfortable in her own skin, and is clearly having so much fun with all her celeb pals.

Go Miley!

Miley Cyrus’ most attention-seeking moments, featuring camel toes, naughty cakes and load of twerking

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Miley Cyrus’ most attention-seeking moments, featuring camel toes, naughty cakes and load of twerking

Miley's subtle 21st birthday cake1 of 26

Miley's subtle 21st birthday cake

Everyone's still talking about her VMAs performance with Robin Thicke2 of 26

Everyone's still talking about her VMAs performance with Robin Thicke

Never mind the smoking... Miley's camel toe at the MTV VMAs ,ade our eyes water3 of 26

Never mind the smoking... Miley's camel toe at the MTV VMAs ,ade our eyes water

Her love of twerking4 of 26

Her love of twerking

Showing off her new hair for the first time5 of 26

Showing off her new hair for the first time

"Never felt more me in my whole life. If you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all. My hair is attached to my head no one else's and it's going bye bye :)" she tweeted.

Showing off some underboob in V magazine6 of 26

Showing off some underboob in V magazine

Any time she collaborates with photographer Terry Richardson7 of 26

Any time she collaborates with photographer Terry Richardson

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Snogging/humping stuffed animals12 of 26

Snogging/humping stuffed animals

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Pretty much every picture she posts on Twitter or Instagram - bar the cute pics of her dogs14 of 26

Pretty much every picture she posts on Twitter or Instagram - bar the cute pics of her dogs

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Making daddy Billy Ray sad when she was caught smoking legal drug salvia17 of 26

Making daddy Billy Ray sad when she was caught smoking legal drug salvia

Her newfound love of nipple covers18 of 26

Her newfound love of nipple covers

Singing about drugs in We Can't Stop19 of 26

Singing about drugs in We Can't Stop

And basically every frame of the We Can't Stop video20 of 26

And basically every frame of the We Can't Stop video

The entire Wrecking Ball video21 of 26

The entire Wrecking Ball video

Showing off her bangerz on the cover of her album, Bangerz22 of 26

Showing off her bangerz on the cover of her album, Bangerz

Halloween Miley style. Those carvings are not Disney approved.23 of 26

Halloween Miley style. Those carvings are not Disney approved.

Dancing with dwarves24 of 26

Dancing with dwarves

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Making us worry about being too thin by posting this snap of herself smelling fast food: "Can't eat it. So I'm just gonna smell the sh** out of it! My mouth is LITERALLY watering."

Foot tattoo anyone?26 of 26

Foot tattoo anyone?

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