Miley Cyrus Says That ‘Hannah Montana’ Gave Her Body Dysmorphia

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Shooting a Disney Channel show during your formative years can be a traumatizing experience, just ask Miley Cyrus, who went into detail in a new Marie Claire cover story.

“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 f*cking flippers.”

Beyond those bad memories, Cyrus also walked away from the experience with body image issues.

“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 f*ck am I?’ “

It’s easy to look at celebs and think that their problems are insignificant since they can plug any hole in their day with a bundle of money, but sometimes we need to be reminded that some of the stuff they are asked to do can have lasting consequences.