Miley Cyrus Reveals Which Disney Starlet Inspired 'Hannah Montana' Audition

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Miley Cyrus might've never auditioned for Hannah Montana had it not been for one of her fellow Disney starlets.

During Thursday's episode (March 26) of the singer's self-isolation series, "Bright Minded: Live With Miley," the "Slide Away" star spoke with a couple of famous friends, including Bebe Rexha, Dua Lipa and Reese Witherspoon. It wasn't until her next guest, Hilary Duff, signed on that Cyrus had a total fangirl moment, and began gushing over her obsession with the Lizzie McGuire superstar, whom Cyrus credits for inspiring her to try out for Hannah Montana.

"The next guest is on the list of reasons why I wanted to become a singer and an actress," Cyrus expressed, before playing an age-old clip of a teen Miley receiving a surprise call from Duff. "Like, seriously, she's the reason why I wanted to do any of this," Cyrus added before inviting the Cinderella Story actress on to speak.

"The only reason I wanted it [Hannah Montana] was so I could do whatever you did. And so really, I don’t think I gave a s—t about being an actress or a singer. I just wanted to copy you no matter what. So I just wanted to say thank you again for just inspiring me," Cyrus gushed to Duff.

"Just to hear you say that," the 32-year-old responded, "I feel like you have been such a bright light and you have made so many choices that have been so bold and you’re an inspiration to me and to all of us—and you continue to be."

Watch Miley and Hilary's heartfelt exchange below (starts at 17:05).

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