Miley Cyrus may be a long way from her days as Hannah Montana, but it's interesting to hear her talk about that time in a recent interview with Marie Claire.
Opening up about her old Disney insecurities, Miley said:
"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."
She's happy the way she is now - which is a great thing - and worries about the effects her old life has on young girls in the spotlight, saying it:
..."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? I was made to look like someone that I wasn’t.
You feel like sh*t. They lighten black girls’ skin. They smooth out wrinkles… It’s crazy what people have decided we’re all supposed to be."
At least now she has a healthy self-image, commenting that she's:
"...probably never going to be the face of a traditional beauty company unless they want a weed-smoking, liberal-ass freak. But my dream was never to sell lip gloss. My dream is to save the world."
You do you, Miley. Go out there and save the world!
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Source: Marie Claire