Miley Cyrus Embraces Her Hannah Montana Days with Open Arms Now

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To say that Miley Cyrus has had a busy career post-Disney Channel would be a total understatement. The singer has already has gone through two major phases, and she’s finally ready to talk about the good ol’ days when she wore that infamous blonde wig.

In the past, the superstar wasn’t been particularly keen to talk about her time as the Disney Channel’s “It” girl, and it was very obvious that she was willing to do almost anything to shed the Disney image. Remember those Bangerz days? But with her new album, Younger Now, the singer is starting to reflect on her past decisions in a new way and embrace them willingly.

In an interview with MTV News, Miley talked about how her Hannah Montana roots actually helped inspire the song “Younger Now,” although it wasn’t necessarily intentional. “Now I can be proud of all the Mileys that I’ve ever been instead of trying to run away from the 11-year-old one or feel like I’m not Hannah Montana,” she explained. “I am stoked that that was a part of my life.”

Miley even went on to say, “I’m not afraid of who I used to be. No one stays the same.” We are seriously loving that the “Younger Now” singer is embracing her OG Disney days. Fans even noticed the similarities between Hannah Montana and the “Younger Now” music video, comparing a scene from the Hannah Montana movie with the dance sequence:

Miley even spilled Hannah Montana secrets that her biggest fan wouldn’t even know! During an interview on The Howard Stern Show, Miley talked about how she wasn’t originally chosen to play Hannah! “They cast someone, besides me, first. And they even did a pilot without me and then they said it didn’t work,” the singer revealed. “I love that I was f*cking Hannah Montana.”

We’re really glad that it just didn’t work with the original girl because we can’t even imagine what it would have been like to have a different Hannah.

During the interview, we even got a snippet of what it was like during Miley’s audition! She spilled that she sang an original song she wrote with her friend about going to the beach, and then she even sang it! You can listen to her song around the 1:33 mark here: