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.