Miley Cyrus Admits To Being Affected By Body Dysmorphia
We’ve watched Miley Cyrus grow up in the spotlight since she was 11-years-old playing the title role of Disney Channel’s Hannah Montana. The show has long since ended, but in a recent interview with Marie Claire, Miley opens up about what it was really like behind-the-scenes and how the show’s beauty standards made a negative impact on the 22-year-old megastar.
“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.”
If it wasn’t hard enough to be navigating the early days of puberty while living in the spotlight, being told how a girl should look seriously began to mess with her head.
“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?”
These days, Miley has pulled herself away from the stereotypes of what women should be and says it’s unlikely she’ll ever be the face of a traditional beauty company.
“It’s crazy what people have decided we’re all supposed to be,” she tells the mag. “I’m 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.”
Keep doing you Miley…it’s working!