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‘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 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