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Miley Cyrus’ BFF Mandy Jiroux: Our Age Difference Is NOT an Issue (but I AM a Better Burper Than She Is)


"It's not a big age difference," Mandy (above) tells us of her 4-plus-year spread with Miley.

Mandy Jiroux may be on the verge of turning 22, but that’s not too old to be hanging out with 16- year-old Miley Cyrus.

Interviewed on BlogTalkRadio, Mandy dismisses chatter that the four-and-a-half-year age differ- ence between she and Miley makes her a poor role model for the Hannah Montana star – or otherwise impacts their BFF-ship.

“That’s been said for like a year now, since we’ve been really good friends, and it’s not [an issue]. Age is nothing but a number, and as long as you have stuff in comm- on with that friend, I don’t think it really makes a difference,” Mandy – who has been co-starring with Miley in the YouTube hit The Mandy and Miley Show since February 2008 – tells host Zachary Sang.

“Miley’s really mature for her age and we have a lot in common and we care about each other. So that’s all that really matters.”


"She just needed a friend to talk about it with," Mandy says of helping Miley through her painful split with Nick (above).

And when Zach asks Mandy, “Would you say you’re a really good role model for Miley?” she simply replies, “Yes.”

As for differentiating factors, Mandy – who first met Miley while touring with her as a dancer on Miley’s Best of Both Worlds concert tour – is quick to point out that she’s got the poptart beat when it comes to at least one bodily function.

Jason Earles [who plays Miley’s older brother, Jackson, on Hannah Montana] came on the show. He said that Miley farts on-set and they play farting and burping games. Is there truth to this? Does she fart and burp?” asks Zach.

“Yea – but so does everybody. But I must say, I’m definitely a better burper than she is. I can burp on cue,” says Mandy – before letting one rip.

Mandy also discusses how Miley’s breakup with Nick Jonas brought her and the Disney superstar together.


With Miley (left) on their hit YouTube show, which has racked up nearly 18 million views.

“[It wasn’t] until the last Best of Both Worlds tour when we started becoming really close. She was going through a rough breakup [with Nick]. And I was going through a difficult time with a friend.  So we just kind of like found one another and just became best friends,” she says.

“I helped her through a breakup, she helped me with the rough time,” adds Mandy.

“Any girl out there knows that when you go through a serious breakup with a boyfriend, it’s just hurtful. So, you know, you just have to be there for her in every way.”


One of the pals' controversial MySpace pics (Mandy left; Miley right), leaked in March 2008.

During the hour- long interview, Mandy also:

-Weighs in on Miley’s new beau, singer-model Justin Gaston, telling Zach, “He lives with my brother now.”

-Reveals that her pop group, The Beach Girl5, are on the verge of an- nouncing a new TV show.

-Recalls how she and Miley got the inspiration for The Miley and Mandy Show.

To hear Mandy’s full April 14, 2009 WZAP Radio interview, click here.

To read about Zach’s recent interview with Jason Earles, click here.

To check out The Mandy and Miley Show, click here.

To check out Mandy’s MySpace page, click here.

‘Hannah Montana’ Star Jason Earles: Hanging Out with Miley Cyrus Is Like ‘Hanging Out with a Dude’

Not only does Miley Cyrus have the best of both worlds, she is the best of both worlds.

So says her TV brother, Jason Earles, who feels comfortable enough around the superstar poptart not to curb his bodily functions – and vice versa.

CAPTIONS: “Ten years from now when we look back at ‘Hannah Montana,’ I hope it’s viewed in a positive way,” Jason (above) tells us.

“Ten years from now when we look back at ‘Hannah Montana,’ I hope it’s viewed in a positive way,” Jason (above) tells us.

Interviewed on WZAP Radio, Jason – who plays Jackson Stewart on the mega-hit Disney Channel show Hannah Montana – recounts a typical day on-set with Miley.

“She’s sort of like – and don’t take this the wrong way, I hope she doesn’t take this the wrong way – she’s sort of like hanging out with a dude,” he tells host Zachary Sang.

“You can’t say anything to shock her. We spend more time burping and farting around each other on the set – I think people would be just shocked with how non-shockable she is.

“She’s also cool to just joke around with. We play a lot of Guitar Hero in her dressing room. When we have breaks, we run out and get sushi together,” adds Jason.

Typical bother-sister-like relationship, you say?

Well, what if we told you Jason is old enough to be 16-year-old Miley’s dad?

CAPTIONS: Clowning around with Miley (right) on-set: Wonder if she ‘nose’ bro’s true age. (Photo courtesy: Disney)

Clowning around with Miley (right) on-set: Wonder if she ‘nose’ bro’s true age. (Photo courtesy: Disney)

That’s right, de- spite the fact that Jason is listed as 26 years old on his Wikipedia page, in a January 2007 USA Today interview, he gave his age as 29 – which would make him 31 today.  (And if his IMDb page is to be believed, he’ll turn 32 next month.)

Nonetheless, Jason isn’t about to ‘fess up to being a trinegenarian.

“The only thing you’ll get out of me, sir, is that I’m 18, 19 on the show,” he tells Zach.

“I actually am a couple of years older than that in real life. But to me, age is just a number. It’s sort of all about how you feel.

“And as far as the show goes, I play the older brother. I think I do a pretty good job at it and I think people like it and that’s all that’s important to me.”

To hear Jason’s full interview, click here.