Miley Cyrus: Playing ‘Hannah Montana’ Caused Body Dysmorphia


Hannah Montana may have made Miley Cyrus famous, but the pop star is now slamming her former Disney persona telling Marie Claire.”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.'”

She added, “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?” And she continued, “I would have anxiety attacks. I’d get hot flashes, feel like I was about to pass up or throw up. It would happen a lot before shows, and I’d have to cancel. Then the anxiety started coming from anxiety. You get in this hole that seems like you’re never going to be able to get out of.”

Photo from Marie Claire