Even before she was a superstar, Miley Cyrus
was already being chased. However, it wasn't the paparazzi back then, it was a group of bullies. In her memoir, Miles to Go
, the Hannah Montana
actress revealed some of her darkest moments in the past. One that stood out was what she deemed the “Anti-Miley Club.”
received a preview of the 16-year-old's autobiography and released a few snippets for fans to read . They'll be able to understand how Miley's pre-teen life in Tennessee was described as “friendless, lonely and miserable.”
Miley Cyrus continued to write about her confrontations with others during that time, writing, "The girls took it beyond normal bullying. These were big, tough girls. I was scrawny and short. They were fully capable of doing me bodily harm."
That wasn't the lowest point of the experience, apparently. Cyrus recalled one time when those bullies locked her in the girls' bathroom during class.
“They shoved me in,” she admitted. “I was trapped. I banged on the door until my fists hurt. Nobody came. I spent what felt like an hour in there, waiting for someone to rescue me, wondering how my life had gotten so messed up.”
There was even the time when she got into a fight. “It seemed like Operation Make Miley Miserable was escalating to a new level. More like Operation Take Miley Down," Cyrus continued. “Three girls strutted up and stood towering over me. My stomach churned. I clutched my grilled cheese sandwich like it was the hand of my best friend. It pretty much was my best friend those days. I was done for.”
“They started cussing me and telling me to get up. I sat there, frozen. I didn't know what to do. Finally, I couldn't take it anymore. I wasn't chicken. What could they do to me? I was surrounded by people. I stood up, still a foot shorter then they were, and said, 'What's your problem? What did I ever do to you?'”
It seems as though she's carrying the heavy price of her father's fame. “Classmates would say, 'Your dad's a one-hit wonder. You'll never amount to anything -- just like him.”
Despite all the suffering she went through, she managed to stay positive. “I didn't dare forget the struggle," she wrote. “There was a reason for it. I brought that girl with me, and she reminds me to be compassionate. To not hold grudges. To be supportive. To be there for others when I know I'm needed.”
-Maria Gonzalez, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Us Magazine
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