Bella Thorne reflects on her struggle to be ‘perfect’ Disney star after joining OnlyFans

Bella Thorne has opened up about how she is haunted by the "pressure to be perfect" as a young Disney star.

Today the 23-year-old has a large following posting racy pictures on X-rated OnlyFans, but got her start at 14 as a squeaky clean child star on the Disney Channel show Shake It Up.

She explained that it was "difficult" to live up to the corporation's high expectations of her.

Bella told Fox News : "There are definitely a lot of pressures in the Disney eye to be so perfect and I think that’s where Disney in a sense goes wrong because they make their kids seem perfect.

Bella Thorne joined OnlyFans in August last year
(Image: Bella Thorne/Instagram)

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"That image is very difficult. It’s also never been me. I always just like to do whatever no one else is doing."

Bella said Disney's perfect portrayal of wholesome girlhood was unrealistic.

She added: "Little kids growing up don’t need to see perfect people. Kids need to see real.

"They need to see diversity, they need to see intriguing."

As a teen Bella starred in Shake It Up on the Disney Channel
(Image: Disney)

Bella, who worked as a child model before being cast in her breakout show, is now an actress and singer.

She has even turned her hand to poetry, penning the book The Life Of A Wannabe Mogul: Mental Disarray.

Most recently Bella amassed thousands of followers on OnlyFans, where she became the site's highest paid celeb last year – earning $1million, or £750,000 – in just 24 hours after opening a profile.