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Miley Cyrus Says 'Hannah Montana' Caused Body Dysmorphia

Miley Cyrus Says 'Hannah Montana' Caused Body Dysmorphia

Miley Cyrus is opening up about her days on the Disney Channel series Hannah Montana and why her role as a pop star in disguise might have caused body dysmorphia issues.

“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,’” the 22-year-old singer said in the new issue of Marie Claire. “Meanwhile, I’m this fragile little girl playing a 16-year-old in a wig and a ton of makeup. It was like Toddlers & Tiaras. I had f”ing flippers.”

“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” am I?’” Miley continued.

“When you look at retouched, perfect photos, you feel like sh-t. They lighten black girls’ skin. They smooth out wrinkles. Even when I get stuck on Instagram wondering, ‘Why don’t I look like that?’ it’s a total bummer. It’s crazy what people have decided we’re all supposed to be,” she added.

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  • Nosey Ned

    Oh sure, Okay……

  • Lee

    I don’t doubt it’s why she’s so rebellious against HM and in general

  • Sebastian012

    Wow! she seems so honest in this interview. I’m really surprised with this Miley

  • Kaitlyn

    MIley Cyrus says…anything to keep her in the news.

    Seriously, “I was made to look like someone I wasn’t”?!? Isn’t that the exact job description of “Actor”?

  • Exposedd

    She had to pretend to be someone she wasn’t”. That’s called “acting”. Her character was a blond pop princess. And she was 13, not 11 when she started filming. She doesn’t have body image issues. She’ll show everything at anytime. She has a no-filter-poor-little-millionaire issue. People have real issues Miley. You just like to shove your bits in people’s faces.

  • Esoteric11

    Very nice and pretty picture of her

  • 55vineyard

    Don’t feel sorry for her, I was at the theater to see another movie and when I got out, there was a huge line of teens and tweens waiting in line to buy tickets for a Hannah Montana movie. She made a ton of money (hopefully) from that movie, so just acknowledge it as part of your background and future growth instead of trying to deny it.

  • annoyed

    she constantly bashes and tries to separate herself from hannah montana yet that is what made her famous..she needs to stop

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  • shaya

    I don’t necessarily care for Miley Cyrus, i find her annoying, But what she say’s here is so True.

  • yuck!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Stupid, lying trash would say anything for publicity.

  • Marissa

    Does she understand what she saying is strictly against her parents who push her under limelight for money?

  • Caco

    @yuck!!!!!!!!!!!!: Agree. She is trying to get attention by all means. She is a trash and stupid person.

  • Vy Nguyen

    If she understands the negative effects of over retouched images and false representation then why allow your own images to be retouched?

  • wrenaroo

    I agree with several comments. I think she likes to play any card to get attention. Although the focus of what she said may ring true, she is only contributing to that with her portrayal to youth in her antics and attire (or lack there of). Perhaps she should start being a role model to own sister who at 15 was dressed rather risque and attending Kylie Jenners birthday party (why would a 15 year old nobody need to be at this party, which was full of drinking and heaven knows what else). Miley should look to her parents who sold her out, not the industry. Maybe she feels this way because she never looked at it as acting, just as real life spill over. I mean come on, she would not be seen as a singer or performer if she just pursued that early on. Her persona made her whether she likes to admit it or not. And her lack of taking the opportunity seriously with her antics just shows us how long a career she will be having once the novelty has worn off.

  • Susan

    So she was processed and packaged by the entertainment industrial complex at a young age which made her very wealthy. And she enjoys that wealth everyday. She could do tremendous good with her money instead of whining about how she got it. And where were her parents through all this? Why didn’t they protect her? Why didn’t they say “no”? It’s time to grow up.

  • Kay

    Yeah they made her look and act like she was 30 when she was really 16. Same with Amanda Bynes…

  • Karima

    hmm… At first I don’t understand why she ended up so different, but now I understand… Being a superstar at 11 years can change your life especially being perfect… Being rich, perfect, expectation, and live the life of entertaining meaning keep up with your image can be very stressful…. sometime you just want to be someone that is not perfect….but where do you start? I think she just lost her way and need to find it herself even if she have to make mistake to learn it. Nobody is perfect…

  • Сергей Павлов

    I actually liked Mileys new songs and album,will be expecting new work from you.Hey Miley keep your head up,everyting will be alright.