In the same interview where she recently slammed Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" music video, Miley Cyrus has admitted that playing teen starlet Hannah Montana caused her to suffer from body dysmorphia.
Speaking to Marie Claire, she said:
“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?”
Playing the role of an everyday teen combined with that of a pop star meant that, in her own words, Cyrus had:
"...to be blonde, and you have to have long hair, and you have to put on some glittery tight thing."
She also wore a lot of makeup, which she described as being like:
"...Toddlers & Tiaras. I had fucking flippers.”
Hannah Montana ran from 2006 to 2011, and the long hours on set also meant that Cyrus suffered from SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder). Not only that, but such a hectic schedule meant she was drinking coffee at a young age to wake herself up. She goes on to say:
“I just had to keep going, be tough, be strong."
Since the show ended, Cyrus has gone on to top the charts on both sides of the Atlantic and shock fans with her risque antics and behaviour.
The new issue of Marie Claire featuring the interview with Cyrus will be available at newsstands on August 18.