We all know about the pressure to stay thin in the modeling industry, but on Good Morning America, Eddie Murphy’s daughter Bria talks about her journey through the industry.
Bria has modeled for Maxim, the hair care product line Dark and Lovely, and most recently for rapper Wale’s new music video, “Bad”.
The 23-year-old daughter of actor and comedian Eddie Murphy, who aspires to become a Victoria’s Secret model, revealed how some models turn to extreme dieting to remain thin.
‘I’ve heard of people eating the cotton balls with the orange juice … they dip it in the orange juice and then they eat the cotton balls to help them feel full,’ she told Good Morning America. “The cotton’s not doing anything. It’s just dissolving. And it makes you think you’re full, but you’re not,’ she added.
Bria, who actually plays a model in this year’s television film, Rip the Runway, said ‘it’s a lot of pressure to be perfect.’
‘Lots of girls get addicted to drugs and anorexia,’ she remarked, adding that the pressure can take a toll.
She went on to talk about her personal struggles with weight:
‘I’m a small girl naturally, but I can gain weight. And I’m going through little hormonal changes and my body’s changing and I’m like, “Oh my God, I’m gaining weight this week, I’m losing weight next week.”‘
As the eldest of five children to Mr Murphy and his ex-wife Nicole Mitchell, Bria admitted to being naturally shy during her childhood – something she has had to overcome. But as she got older, she would give herself encouraging pep talks.
‘I was like, “Bria, you can’t want to model and not want to be out there in – be the center of attention. So you’ve got to get over your little fears of putting yourself out there,”‘ she revealed.
Check out her GMA appearance below!