Miley Cyrus: Bully for Her!

Contrary to public perception, Miley Cyrus’ life hasn’t been all fluffy puppies, private jets and crotch-grabbin’ underwear-model boyfriends.

The 16-year-old Hannah Montana star’s memoir, Miles to Go, was released yesterday, and it contains a chilling account of Miley’s pre-teen encounter with bullies.

“These were big, tough girls,” Miley recalls of her school days in Tennessee. “I was scrawny and short. They were fully capable of doing me bodily harm.”

At one point, the tweener queen admits, her adversaries—whom she dubbed the Anti-Miley Club—even locked her in her school’s restroom. “They shoved me in. 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.”

The situation came to a head when the girls challenged Cyrus to do battle.

“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,” notes Cyrus. “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?'”

Absolutely bone-chilling. With experiences like that, one would think that Miley would be acutely sensitive to the discomfort of others. Alas, that doesn’t always seem to be the case.