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Olivia Jakiel
September 28, 2016 10:15 am

It’s no secret that Miley Cyrus skyrocketed to fame when she was cast as the lead role in the beloved Disney Channel series Hannah Montana, but we were really shocked to hear this!

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Earlier this month, Elle released excerpts of the 23-year old actress and singer’s interview, but now with October just around the corner (Miley’s the cover star), the magazine released the rest of her interview and we’re actually learning a lot about her time growing up in front of the spotlight, like how she was seriously underpaid for her starring role on the kid’s network.

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Miley, who recently joined the cast of The Voice as a coach, added, “My name was Miley on my show, but I didn’t own my name—we didn’t think about that. Like, ‘Yeah, you can use my name on your show, sure!’ My mom started understanding how many people take advantage of a child, so she hired smart people to protect me in that way. I’m happy that when I was younger, people protected me and put me in a position where I can now control my music.”

And it looked like that strategy worked! The former Hannah Montana star famously shattered her Disney illusion soon after the series ended, and you know what? We absolutely love how she’s grown creatively as an artist!

Keep doin’ you, Miley!

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