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Singer Miley Cyrus doesn't want audiences to hate her for acting older.
Access Hollywood
updated 6/10/2010 8:18:32 PM ET 2010-06-11T00:18:32

Seventeen-year-old Miley Cyrus has come under fire recently for her grown-up, sexually charged performances and new song, “Can't Be Tamed,” but the star told Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush for Access and “The Billy Bush Show” that there's a double-standard in Hollywood.

“Girls are immediately going to say, “Oh, she's trying to sell sex,’” she told Billy of her current maturation. “Well, I love Zac Efron, but what's he selling? He’s gorgeous, he’s hot, I don’t go see his movie because I'm like, ‘He’s such a fantastic actor.’ He's a great actor, but he's hot.”

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Miley explained that her male colleagues also have it easier in the clothing department.

“He's just not in a leotard with his legs out. He has his shirt off. So what's the difference?” she continued. “In ‘High School Musical’... he's in basketball shorts and his cutoff tank top and all the girls are dying.”

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“It just isn’t as obvious when guys do it,” she added. “I was on tour with the Jonas Brothers my first year and boy bands get away with a lot. For girls, it’s always going to be harder. That’s not an excuse, it just means we have to work harder.”

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But does Miley's boyfriend, Liam Hemsworth, have to worry about a Zac attack?

“Liam's hot too, but Zac Efron has a special place in my heart,” Miley gushed. “I am obsessed with Zac Efron. If it wouldn't be creepy because he's a friend, I would have posters on my wall.”

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