‘Shake It Up’ Star Bella Thorne On Being The Next Miley Cyrus: ‘It’s A Very Unfair Comparison'

Mon, November 15, 2010 1:34pm EDT by 48 Comments
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For the star of Disney Channel’s new show, being called the next Miley Cyrus is quite the compliment, but the little “it” girl is nervous she doesn’t add up!

Bella Thorne has lots to smile about. She is the star of a new Disney Channel television show. Better yet, that Disney show just premiered to huge numbers (6.2 million viewers!) and she’s being dubbed “the next Miley Cyrus.” However, the 13-year-old budding starlet is not exactly comfortable with the comparisons to the reigning Disney queen.

When we spoke to Bella at the premiere of Tangled Nov. 14, she told reporters that the idea that she’s the next Miley just isn’t correct, even going as far to call it unfair.

“It’s a very unfair comparison,” the Disney darling said. “She’s such a big teen idol and I could only strive to be [as big as her].”

Well, she’s off to a great start. Her show is already a huge hit, and she was positively giddy while talking to Hollywoodlife.com about Shake it Up’s debut.

“I was so excited! Me and Zendaya were worried; we wanted a lot of people to watch it,” Bella admitted to us. “Zendaya and I and the rest of the cast are so lucky and blessed to be here now and we just really hope that everybody loves it just as much as we do.”

More than 6 million viewers? We think it’s safe to say that everybody loves it just fine. All she needs now is a teen idol boyfriend (she did reveal to us that she has a crush on Taylor Lautner!), some hit albums, and a crazy successful music tour and she’ll be on her way to Miley stardom! Good luck, Bella!

–Jenna Mullins, with reporting by Olivia Heinle

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Kelly

Posted at 8:17 PM on March 1, 2012  

This is such a copie of my website!!!

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CBL

Posted at 10:49 AM on January 21, 2012  

Angel is completly right

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UNKNOWN

Posted at 8:20 PM on March 1, 2012  

I know how she feels:( well, with being anorexic and being a child model and being on a tv show. And that email is not real!!!!!

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CBL

Posted at 10:46 AM on January 21, 2012  

Well they are both very talented and Miley will always be a Disney Queen but when she not on. Disney anymore some will take her spot. That will be Bella Thorne… Miley Disney Queen and Bella Thorne the Disney Princess…

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Anna

Posted at 11:45 AM on January 14, 2012  

unless you go anorexic, u won’t look like Bella. Anorexia is sad and it isn’t worth it.

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UNKNOWN

Posted at 8:21 PM on March 1, 2012  

I am! Everyone says I look like her! It stinks to be anorexic!

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Anna

Posted at 11:43 AM on January 14, 2012  

I already commented. But as I was reading things over, I realized that Bella really is pretty and the show rocks!!! BUT LIKE I SAID, BELLA IS WAY TOO SKINNY!!! I’ve been there, dun that trying to look like her. IT WILL NEVER WORK!!!

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Me

Posted at 8:23 PM on March 1, 2012  

She is anorexic!!!! People have to start being nicer to anorexics and dixlecsia people. See I have both.

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Anna

Posted at 11:41 AM on January 14, 2012  

NO WAYYY!!! Bella isn’t messed up!Miley is! Hopefully Bella won’t go in the direction of Miley. But Bella is way too skinny. People have gone anorexic trying to look like her :(

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Angel

Posted at 2:24 AM on January 2, 2012  

Don’t you dare be hating on Bella. She is a great actress, a beautiful, confident girl, and a great role model for young girls!!!!!!

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Amani

Posted at 3:15 PM on December 15, 2011  

Bella thorn ma mommy

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Agjhdgkk

Posted at 3:14 PM on November 19, 2011  

Bella is ugly! Ew!

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sandra

Posted at 5:14 PM on January 4, 2012  

No she’s not,Maybe u r thats y u r saying!! :p

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Anna

Posted at 11:46 AM on January 14, 2012  

ummm NOOOO!!! Bella is 2 skinny, but she is pretty

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vivienne

Posted at 5:07 PM on June 28, 2011  

Hey Hey guys Ya’ll dont need to be arguing about them they are both amazing and they have their own lives. Anyways I love Bella so so so much bhut you can neva be the next miley cyrus ps. Ilove miley too. Also i wanna be a star cuase i can dance and sing bhut not a disney channel star a nickolodean star. lol i’l be like nick nick nick nick nick nick nick nick nickolodean hahahahha

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whoorring gomez

Posted at 10:43 AM on April 19, 2014  

in your dreams

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ariana

Posted at 6:41 PM on February 21, 2011  

omg totally not fair Bella Thorne is so much better. Miley is such a loser she suckz. Bella can beat Miley any day.

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sandra

Posted at 5:16 PM on January 4, 2012  

Yup bella thorne is so much better than miley!!

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Natalie

Posted at 7:58 PM on February 20, 2011  

Omg she is the best I want to be her friend

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ariana

Posted at 6:41 PM on February 21, 2011  

how old are you 3 tsss

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Alexx Garcia

Posted at 5:31 PM on February 4, 2011  

Okay.. first of all i think this is really stupid because bella thorne just came out on disney channel & 2nd of all..(my opinion), I think Bella isnt a very good actress because she over exaggerates ( like miley cyrus ) And i find that VERY annoying. That is all . :)

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Anonymous

Posted at 6:07 PM on November 22, 2010  

The show was horrible, the acting was obnoxious and overdone(mostly Bella). I hope it will get cancelled because it is just horrid and unrealistic and Disney needs to get back to its old roots like Even Stevens and Lizzie McGuire. Though I do admire thsi girl for getting herself out there and making it to the small screen, she has a lot of work to do and some better acting chops before she can make it anywhere. Miley isn’t any better thank this chick either, she’s a horrible over actor too, but Miley knew how to put herself out there, thats why she’s so famous. I don’t think Bella will ever get to Miley’s height in fame.

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donyv

Posted at 5:17 PM on November 22, 2010  

Bella head look like a Football

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ariana

Posted at 6:43 PM on February 21, 2011  

watz wrong wit u

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brain wilson

Posted at 12:15 PM on November 18, 2010  

PLUS THE POINT OF VOTING?!?!?! REPLY IF YOU KNOW WHAT I’M SAYIN

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brain wilson

Posted at 12:09 PM on November 18, 2010  

what the hell the stupid thing about “the next miley cyrus” its just stupid that people think she can be “the next miley cyrus i mean COME ON PPL ARE YOU SERIOUS!

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Lacus

Posted at 9:15 AM on November 16, 2010  

can we just get teen celebs that aren’t supposed to be “the next miley”

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brain wilson

Posted at 12:16 PM on November 18, 2010  

YUP YUP

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never

Posted at 8:57 PM on November 15, 2010  

what about Zendaya they dont think she could make it just because of her race this is stupid plus i heard disney channel making new tv serios just like shake it up and more so that means more girls coming i think the next miley is noone selena gomez is better bella thorne not reallty

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iTellItLikeItIs

Posted at 6:42 PM on November 15, 2010  

yeah, Disney said the same about Selena, Deni, and Bridgit.

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tristan

Posted at 5:08 PM on November 15, 2010  

i think she is gorgeous. i hope she’s not the next miley. we don’t need another one. i think bella is a better actress. i hope she doesn’t do the music thing.

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stan

Posted at 4:49 PM on November 15, 2010  

The show premiered afte a massive 7.1 million for HMF new episode. I really didn’t care for it, but I am willing to watch it a few more times before passing final judgement. After all, one show does not a series make.

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lady

Posted at 4:30 PM on November 15, 2010  

well the show got 6 million because it was after Hannah montana’s 7.1 million… we will just have to wait and see when the show has to fly solo without hannah montana before it.

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Georgia

Posted at 4:06 PM on November 15, 2010  

She may not be the next Miley but she is way prettier than Miley Cyrus.

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OhYeah

Posted at 5:02 PM on November 15, 2010  

Yeah right good luck with that argument….just wait until this girl grows up you’ll be like shes so ugly..grow up

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Demi

Posted at 5:44 PM on November 15, 2010  

no she will not i now them both soo if you think she will you are dumb o watch the knew sonny with the chance

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Guest 500

Posted at 8:10 PM on December 5, 2011  

i agree and i am

 
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guest

Posted at 3:46 PM on November 15, 2010  

The show was horrible!

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Sim

Posted at 10:11 PM on November 15, 2010  

Disney always hypes it’s new stars when debuting a show. Since Miley brought Disney more success and more MONEY than any Disney star, past or present, she’s the one everyone looks to. She showed how far a Disney star can go and set a new standard. Now that Hannah Montana is ending Disney desperately wants another big money maker. But finding another Miley is not easy. That kind of star, even given the right circumstances, can’t be instantly manufactured. It may take years before we really see another Miley. And if it does happen, you’ll know it for sure.

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Jill

Posted at 1:17 AM on November 16, 2010  

I guess that’s true, but soo what. The world gonna stop cause Miley not Hannah no more? I like Miley. I think what she did is the feakin’ coolest thing ever… But Other singers need a chance too. Time ta move on.

 
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danny potter

Posted at 10:38 AM on November 17, 2010  

miley’s better than balla

 
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