Miley Auditions for Hannah Montana

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.