We all may be able to sing every lyric to the Hannah Montana theme song, but Miley Cyrus wouldn’t care to remember a single word to any of the songs created for her teenage alter ego. Cyrus holds Hannah Montana accountable for problems she has with her body and says playing the character morphed her perspective on what real women should look like.
The “Adore” singer discussed the trauma of dressing and acting like someone she wasn’t. Hannah Montana caused the singer to have body issues while growing up. “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,” said Cyrus in an interview with Marie Claire. Cyrus said that when she wasn’t on the show, she did know who she was. She seems to have come to terms with who she is without the attachment of being Hannah Montana, and she is embracing life without boundaries. I’m sure Hannah wouldn’t be caught dead, or even allowed to be seen, twerking in front of millions.
Cyrus, 22, portrayed the Disney channel character for five years and recalls the job as being tiring and busy. She recalls coffee being “jammed” down her throat and all she could do was keep pushing forward. The picture she painted as a young Disney star sounds far from what most people would imagine.
Cyrus was also not a big fan of the costume she had to wear for the Disney channel show. She remembers being told that pop stars had to be blonde and wear things that sparkled. She even compares the experience to being on Toddlers & Tiaras.
The pop star has since moved on from Disney all together and has had enormous success with films and music. She has collaborated with Wiz Khalifa, Britney Spears, and Borgore on well known tracks.
Cyrus will be hosting the MTV Video Music Awards on August 30, which is guaranteed to be entertaining. She is also working on a seven-track album with The Flaming Lips. I’m looking forward to seeing what antics the twerk queen has planned for the VMAs. What about you?