Miley Cyrus is an adult now, and she’s making it clear she’s so over her days as teen queen Hannah Montana.
In an interview with Marie Claire, the upcoming VMA host and cover star admits that playing Hannah Montana forced her to be someone she wasn’t comfortable with.
“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—ing flippers. [The show] 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— am I?'”
Miley continued venting her frustration to the mag, adding:
“When you look at retouched, perfect photos, you feel like s–t. They lighten black girls’ skin. They smooth out wrinkles. Even when I get stuck on Instagram wondering, ‘Why don’t I look like that?’ It’s a total bummer. It’s crazy what people have decided we’re all supposed to be.”I’m probably never going to be the face of a traditional beauty company unless they want a weed-smoking, liberal-ass freak”
The Bangerz artist also opened up about her friendship with Caitlyn Jenner.
“We’ve talked a lot about how you can never make every single person happy,” she said. “We always laugh about people saying she transitioned to be famous. Which is crazy. Caitlyn has to tell her story, because if she doesn’t, everyone else is going to tell it for her.”
Check out Miley’s cover of Marie Claire, on stands in September.