Cyrus was 12 years old when she originally auditioned for Disney for the lead role of Miley Stewart/Hannah Montana, as well as the show's "best friend" roles, but Disney Channel executives judged her to be too small.
When a 12-year-old Miley first auditioned for the title role of the Disney Channel's "Hannah Montana," she was considered too young for the part, but that didn't stop her from presing ahead.
Source: Miley Cyrus Official Site
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