Ashley Olsen: I'm Surprised I Didn't End Up Like Britney

Pop tart says she's glad she ended up a fashionista

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    Growing up Olsen was so tough that it's hard to image Ashley didn't spiral out of control, according to her.

    Ashley Olsen is shocked the pressures of fame at a young age didn't propel her into a downward spiral and result in an embarrassing public meltdown a la Britney Spears, she dished in an interview. 

    "I look at Britney, and I'm surprised I didn't end up like her," Ashley sneered. 

    Olsen dished to Marie Claire that she is simply stunned her career wasn't felled by a very-public breakdown since she and twin Mary-Kate have been under the searing spotlight since their starring roles on the sitcom "Full House" when they were just 6 months old.

    Growing up Olsen was so tough that it's hard to image she didn't spiral out of control, she said.

    "It was almost like I was in the Army," the 23-year old said of her childhood. "School, work, homework, fly to New York, get in at two in the morning, do a morning show at 5 a.m., then another one at seven, then a radio interview at 10," she said. 

    Olsen is thankful she was able to soldier through the demands of fame to become a fashion designer rather than have her life play out in the tabloids unlike some celebs.

    "You're either born with a sense of style of you're not," she said. "Either you care or you don't. And we love fashion."