Miley Cyrus says 'Hannah Montana' 'probably caused some body dysmorphia'

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Miley Cyrus Says 'Hannah Montana' 'Probably Caused Some Body Dysmorphia'


Miley Cyrus has made a point over the past few years of trying to get as far away from her Hannah Montana persona as possible.

From twerking against Robin Thicke at the 2013 VMAs to frequently posing nude in her Instagram pics, it's hard to believe her hit Disney Channel show ended only four years ago.

Speaking with Marie Claire, the "Wrecking Ball" singer opened up about her time on the hit show and how her role as Hannah Montana instilled in her some skewed views on beauty and physical perfection.



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"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,'" Miley, who covers the magazine's September issue 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."

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Miley Cyrus says 'Hannah Montana' 'probably caused some body dysmorphia'
Miley Cyrus arrives at the 2015 Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala benefit in honor of the museums latest exhibit China: Through the Looking Glass May 4, 2015 in New York. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 23: Miley Cyrus performs her Bangerz Tour live at Perth Arena on October 23, 2014 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 23: Miley Cyrus performs her Bangerz Tour live at Perth Arena on October 23, 2014 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 17: Miley Cyrus performs her Bangerz Tour live at Allphones Arena on October 17, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 17: Miley Cyrus performs her Bangerz Tour live at Allphones Arena on October 17, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 17: Miley Cyrus performs her Bangerz Tour live at Allphones Arena on October 17, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 17: Miley Cyrus performs her Bangerz Tour live at Allphones Arena on October 17, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 10: Miley Cyrus performs at the opening night of her Bangerz Tour in Australia at Rod Laver Arena on October 10, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 10: Miley Cyrus performs at the opening night of her Bangerz Tour in Australia at Rod Laver Arena on October 10, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 10: Miley Cyrus performs at the opening night of her Bangerz Tour in Australia at Rod Laver Arena on October 10, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 08: Miley Cyrus performs live at her opening night of The Bangerz Tour at Vector Arena on October 8, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Fiona Goodall/Getty Images)
US singer Miley Cyrus performs during her Bangerz tour at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico, in Mexico city, on September 19, 2014. AFP PHOTO /RONALDO SCHEMIDT (Photo credit should read RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
US singer Miley Cyrus performs on stage during her concert at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, on June 22, 2014, as part of her Bangerz Tour. AFP PHOTO / ANP / PAUL BEREGN ***Netherlands out*** (Photo credit should read PAUL BERGEN/AFP/Getty Images)
US singer Miley Cyrus (L) performs during her Bangerz tour at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico, in Mexico city, on September 19, 2014. AFP PHOTO /RONALDO SCHEMIDT (Photo credit should read RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
US singer Miley Cyrus performs during her Bangerz tour at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico, in Mexico city, on September 19, 2014. AFP PHOTO /RONALDO SCHEMIDT (Photo credit should read RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
US singer Miley Cyrus (R) performs during her Bangerz tour at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico, in Mexico city, on September 19, 2014. AFP PHOTO /RONALDO SCHEMIDT (Photo credit should read RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
US singer Miley Cyrus performance during her Bangerz tour at the Arena Monterrey in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon State, Mexico on September 16, 2014. AFP PHOTO / Julio Cesar Aguilar (Photo credit should read Julio Cesar Aguilar/AFP/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - JUNE 17: Miley Cyrus performs during concert on June 17, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images)
US singer Miley Cyrus performs during the World Music Awards at Monte Carlo Sporting Club, on may 27, 2014 in Monaco. AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Miley Cyrus performs live on stage at 02 Arena on May 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Miley Cyrus performs live on stage at 02 Arena on May 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Miley Cyrus performs at 02 Arena on May 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 25: Miley Cyrus performs during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for MTV)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 25: Miley Cyrus performs during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for MTV)
US singer Miley Cyrus performs in concert on the UK leg of her Bangerz tour, at the O2 Arena, London, Tuesday, May 6, 2014. (AP Photo/PA, Jonathan Brady)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 25: Miley Cyrus is seen at the VMA at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 25: Miley Cyrus performs during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for MTV)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 25: Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus perform during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 25: Miley Cyrus performs onstage during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for MTV)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Miley Cyrus performs live on stage at 02 Arena on May 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Miley Cyrus performs live on stage at 02 Arena on May 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Miley Cyrus performs live on stage at 02 Arena on May 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Miley Cyrus performs live on stage at 02 Arena on May 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Miley Cyrus performs live on stage at 02 Arena on May 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Miley Cyrus performs live on stage at 02 Arena on May 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Miley Cyrus performs live on stage at 02 Arena on May 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Miley Cyrus performs at 02 Arena on May 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Miley Cyrus performs at 02 Arena on May 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Miley Cyrus performs at 02 Arena on May 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Miley Cyrus performs live on stage at 02 Arena on May 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)
US singer Miley Cyrus performs in concert on the UK leg of her Bangerz tour, at the O2 Arena, London, Tuesday, May 6, 2014. (AP Photo/PA, Jonathan Brady)
AUBURN HILLS, MI - APRIL 12: Miley Cyrus performs during her Bangerz Tour at The Palace of Auburn Hills on April 12, 2014 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)
AUBURN HILLS, MI - APRIL 12: Miley Cyrus performs during her Bangerz Tour at The Palace of Auburn Hills on April 12, 2014 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)
AUBURN HILLS, MI - APRIL 12: Miley Cyrus performs during her Bangerz Tour at The Palace of Auburn Hills on April 12, 2014 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)
AUBURN HILLS, MI - APRIL 12: Miley Cyrus performs during her Bangerz Tour at The Palace of Auburn Hills on April 12, 2014 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Miley Cyrus performs at 02 Arena on May 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Miley Cyrus performs at 02 Arena on May 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Miley Cyrus arrives at The O2 by river boat on May 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Keith Hewitt/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Miley Cyrus arrives at The O2 by river boat on May 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Keith Hewitt/GC Images)
AUBURN HILLS, MI - APRIL 12: Miley Cyrus performs during her Bangerz Tour at The Palace of Auburn Hills on April 12, 2014 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)
AUBURN HILLS, MI - APRIL 12: Miley Cyrus performs during her Bangerz Tour at The Palace of Auburn Hills on April 12, 2014 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)
AUBURN HILLS, MI - APRIL 12: Miley Cyrus performs during her Bangerz Tour at The Palace of Auburn Hills on April 12, 2014 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)
AUBURN HILLS, MI - APRIL 12: Miley Cyrus performs during her Bangerz Tour at The Palace of Auburn Hills on April 12, 2014 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)
AUBURN HILLS, MI - APRIL 12: Miley Cyrus performs during her Bangerz Tour at The Palace of Auburn Hills on April 12, 2014 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)
AUBURN HILLS, MI - APRIL 12: Miley Cyrus performs during her Bangerz Tour at The Palace of Auburn Hills on April 12, 2014 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)
AUBURN HILLS, MI - APRIL 12: Miley Cyrus performs during her Bangerz Tour at The Palace of Auburn Hills on April 12, 2014 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)
AUBURN HILLS, MI - APRIL 12: Miley Cyrus performs during her Bangerz Tour at The Palace of Auburn Hills on April 12, 2014 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)
Singer Miley Cyrus performs in concert during her ‘Bangerz Tour’ at the Verizon Center on Thursday, April 10, 2014 in Washington D.C. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)
Singer Miley Cyrus performs in concert during her ‘Bangerz Tour’ at the Verizon Center on Thursday, April 10, 2014 in Washington D.C. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)
Singer Miley Cyrus performs in concert during her ‘Bangerz Tour’ at the Verizon Center on Thursday, April 10, 2014 in Washington D.C. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)
Singer Miley Cyrus performs in concert during her ‘Bangerz Tour’ at the Verizon Center on Thursday, April 10, 2014 in Washington D.C. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)
Singer Miley Cyrus performs in concert during her ‘Bangerz Tour’ at the Verizon Center on Thursday, April 10, 2014 in Washington D.C. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)
Singer Miley Cyrus performs in concert during her ‘Bangerz Tour’ at the Verizon Center on Thursday, April 10, 2014 in Washington D.C. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 25: Miley Cyrus performs during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for MTV)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Miley Cyrus (R) kisses Patrick Schwarzenegger during the game between the California Golden Bears and the USC Trojans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Miley Cyrus (R) kisses Patrick Schwarzenegger during the game between the California Golden Bears and the USC Trojans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Miley Cyrus (R) kisses Patrick Schwarzenegger during the game between the California Golden Bears and the USC Trojans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Miley Cyrus (R) kisses Patrick Schwarzenegger during the game between the California Golden Bears and the USC Trojans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Miley Cyrus (R) kisses Patrick Schwarzenegger during the game between the California Golden Bears and the USC Trojans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Miley Cyrus (R) kisses Patrick Schwarzenegger during the game between the California Golden Bears and the USC Trojans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Miley Cyrus (R) kisses Patrick Schwarzenegger during the game between the California Golden Bears and the USC Trojans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 29: Singer Miley Cyrus (L) and model Dita von Teese attend amfAR LA Inspiration Gala honoring Tom Ford at Milk Studios on October 29, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Tachman/Getty Images for amfAR)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 29: Miley Cyrus (L), Rihanna and designer Tom Ford attend amfAR LA Inspiration Gala honoring Tom Ford at Milk Studios on October 29, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Tachman/Getty Images for amfAR)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 29: Singer Miley Cyrus arrives at the 2014 amfAR LA Inspiration Gala at Milk Studios on October 29, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 29: Miley Cyrus (L), Rihanna and designer Tom Ford attend amfAR LA Inspiration Gala honoring Tom Ford at Milk Studios on October 29, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Tachman/Getty Images for amfAR)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 29: John Dempsey and Miley Cyrus attend amfAR LA Inspiration Gala honoring Tom Ford at Milk Studios on October 29, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Tachman/Getty Images for amfAR)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 29: Tish Cyrus and Miley Cyrus attend amfAR LA Inspiration Gala honoring Tom Ford at Milk Studios on October 29, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Tachman/Getty Images for amfAR)
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According to Miley, being on the show during a developmental time in her life left her very confused about who she was and how she was supposed to look.

"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?"

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Miley's life in the spotlight led the young star to suffer from sever bouts of anxiety and depression. Long hours, a demanding schedule and tons of attention coalesced into a wave of emotional instability.

"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," Miley shared. "You get in this hole that seems like you're never going to be able to get out of."

Miley, however, seems to have found her way towards self-acceptance. The 22-year-old singer, who wrapped up her worldwide Bangerz Tour in October and is now working on her fifth studio album, explained that she'd "probably never going to be the face of a traditional beauty company."

"Unless they want a weed-smoking, liberal-ass freak," Miley added. "But my dream was never to sell lip gloss. My dream is to save the world."

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In an effort to make that dream a reality, Miley recently launched her Happy Hippie Foundation which fights to raise money and awareness for homeless and LGBT youths.

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