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Miley Cyrus Says Playing Hannah Montana Gave Her Body Image Issues

"I was told for so long what a girl is supposed to be from being on that show."

It's no secret that Miley Cyrus isn't exactly fond of her former alter ego Hannah Montana (she told the world the Disney pop star had been "murdered" a few years back). Now, the 22-year-old is going a step further in claiming that portraying the fictional superstar for four seasons left her with some body-image issues that she struggles with to this day. 

"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 makeup. It was like 'Toddlers & Tiaras.' I had fucking flippers," Cyrus revealed to Marie Claire in the magazine's September cover story.

She added, "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 fuck am I?" 

It's not the first time Cyrus has taken aim at the show, and you don't get the sense that she has fond memories of being a child actor. 

"I was an adult when I was supposed to be a kid. So now I'm an adult and I'm acting like a kid," she told Harper's Bazaar in 2013.  "There are times when I'm sitting in my big ole house and I'm like, 'I can't believe I'm allowed to be here alone.'"

For more with Miley Cyrus, head over to Marie Claire.  

 

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