Tyra Banks Supports Miley Cyrus: 'She Is a 15-Year-Old!'

04/30/2008 at 12:10 PM EDT

Tyra Banks Supports Miley Cyrus: 'She Is a 15-Year-Old!'
Tyra Banks
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Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus

Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks

Don't worry, Miley CyrusTyra Banks has your back.

The model-turned-talk-show host spoke out in support of the Disney star following her controversial photo flap, telling the ladies of The View on Wednesday: "She is a 15-year-old, and I just wish everybody would leave her alone!"

Banks, 34, said provocative photos can come with the territory when you're a young star, and her own mother kept a close eye on her. "There were definitely jobs they would ask me to do," she said, referring to a request for Banks to pose nude for the legendary Pirelli calendar.

But Mama said no-no.

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