Who did Selena Gomez play in Hannah Montana? Singer's character explored 

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Selena Gomez has come a long way from Disney, including playing a role in Hannah Montana. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Selena Gomez kicked off her acting career with Disney, but her show was not Wizards Of Waverly Place. Gomez first appeared on Hannah Montana in 2007, playing the role of pop sensation Mikayla Skeech, Hannah Montana's nemesis.

According to Republic World, her first appearance was in the 13th episode of Season Two, titled, I Want You To Want Me....To Go To Florida. Ironically, Mikayla is Miley's friend in the show but not Hannah Montana's. In the real world, Selena Gomez and Miley Cyrus have been on friendly terms and have often come together to support each other.

Selena Gomez and Miley Cyrus have built their individual careers but also supported each other here and there. (Image via Instagram/ @selenagomez, @mileycyrus)
Selena Gomez and Miley Cyrus have built their individual careers but also supported each other here and there. (Image via Instagram/ @selenagomez, @mileycyrus)

Was Selena Gomez friends with Miley Cyrus in Hannah Montana?

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Selena Gomez and Miley Cyrus got a head start in their careers with Disney. While Gomez became popular with Wizards Of Waverly Place, she also appeared on a couple of episodes with Miley on Hannah Montana.

The show revolves around Miley Stewart, who lives a double life as a famous pop singer, Hannah Montana. Various episodes depict her battle to conceal her true identity. Over the years, the show has featured various celebrities, including Selena Gomez, the Jonas Brothers, and many others.

Mikayla, played by the Love On singer, is also an actress and singer. They first meet on a talk show, The Real Deal, in the episode I Want You To Want Me....To Go To Florida. The two quickly become enemies and pretend to like each other on TV. The teen icons prepare to face each other off at a benefit concert in Florida.

Mikayla makes another appearance in Season 2, episode 18, called That's What Friends Are For. The two teen sensations are shown volunteering to raise funds at the United People's Relief telethon. The two taunt each other and want to one-up the other. Later in the episode, Miley finds that her ex-boyfriend, Jake Ryan (played by Cody Linley), will film with Mikayla, further fueling animosity between Mikayla and Hannah.


Selena Gomez and Miley Cyrus's friendship over the years

While Mikayla and Hannah could not see eye to eye, Miley Cyrus and Selena have. According to Showbiz, the two celebrities also got together on a live talk show called Bright Minded: Live with Miley during the COVID pandemic. Cyrus welcomed her old friend, and the Rare Beauty founder reciprocated the love. Selena told Miley,

“I’ve always been a fan of yours. I think you’re one of the greatest singers ever.”

The former Disney Channel stars made their fans nostalgic as they released singles on the same day in August 2023. Instead of pitting against each other, the singers posted each other's song titles on Instagram and Twitter. While Selena Gomez was set to release Single Soon, Cyrus would release Used To Be Young. Miley also took to her Instagram and wrote,

"@selenagomez and I are both dropping our new SINGLEs SOON. I SAY WE #USEDTOBEYOUNG."

Gomez also cooked up some nostalgia. According to E! News, the singer filmed the fourth season of her cooking show, Selena + Chef, in Malibu. The house has been shot at the iconic Hannah Montana house, where Miley lived with her family.


It was indeed the Best Of Both Worlds, as Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez worked their magic on Disney Channel. While the two singers are not often seen together, they continue to support each other's music and work.

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