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Last Updated: Thursday April 02 2009 15:16 GMT

Miley's feeling pressure to diet

Miley Cyrus

Hannah Montana star Miley Cyrus has been speaking out about the pressure she feels to stay slim and look good.

Talking to an American magazine the 16-year-old said it really gets her down when people talk about her weight and the way she looks.

"One thing that bugs me is people who say, 'Miley really needs to lose some weight'", she said.

It's not the first time Miley's spoken about wanting people to lighten up on her and remember she's a teenager.

In her auto-biography Miles To Go, she says she felt so awful about the way she looked at the end of the second series of Hannah Montana that she couldn't get out of bed.

Miley's book cover

"The truth was my skin looked awful," she said.

"I'm sure all that stage make-up didn't help. And as if the mirror wasn't sending the message loud and clear, people on the web started making comments."

And she said that although she knows it shouldn't matter what other people say, that's sometimes easier said than done.

"Cut me some slack. I really am a teenager," she said. "I know I'm supposed to put it in perspective. But that doesn't mean I'm good at it yet."