updated 04/24/2008 AT 2:55 PM ET
•originally published 04/24/2008 AT 3:15 PM ET
Miley Cyrus already has the support of the Jonas Brothers after several personal photos of the star leaked online, but she’s also getting encouragement from someone else who knows what it’s like to be in the spotlight.
“Miley is probably the most charismatic and strong 15-year-old I know,” Brenda Song, 20, of Disney Channel’s The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, told PEOPLE at the 2008 JCPenney Asian Excellence Awards in Los Angeles. “She brushes everything off with a smile. She is truly a diva – in a very good way!”
Song was also quick to defend the Hannah Montana star’s photos. “I love Miley. I think she’s a very talented actress and singer,” she said. “Whatever she does in her personal life is her personal life.”