Miley Cyrus Compares 'Hannah Montana' to 'Toddlers and Tiaras,' Says Disney Show Gave Her 'Body Dysmorphia' - NBC Bay Area

Miley Cyrus Compares 'Hannah Montana' to 'Toddlers and Tiaras,' Says Disney Show Gave Her 'Body Dysmorphia'



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    Miley Cyrus has come a long way since her days as a pop star on Disney's "Hannah Montana," and in her latest interview with Marie Claire, she says she feels that she "was made to look like someone that I wasn't" throughout her days on the hit series.

    "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," she explained.

    "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."

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    And after four seasons of the show, Cyrus says that the show "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?'"

    She added that perfection in public images has the power to hurt women. "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."

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    The outspoken star also insisted that despite societal pressures, she promises to not conform anytime soon.

    "I'm probably never going to be the face of a traditional beauty company unless they want a weed-smoking, liberal-ass freak," she explained in the magazine's September issue.

    "But my dream was never to sell lip gloss. My dream is to save the world."

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