Sometimes in the world of modeling, it’s not a cake walk.
Bria, the eldest daughter of legendary comedian Eddie Murphy, who has appeared in commercial print and magazine spreads such as hair-care line Dark and Lovely and Maxim, revealed some of the secrets of the industry during a recent interview with Good Morning America.
“I’ve heard of people eating cotton balls with orange juice…they dip it in the orange juice and then they eat the cotton balls to help them feel full,” she told GMA. “The cotton’s not doing anything. It’s just dissolving. And it makes you think you’re full, but you’re not.”
Murphy also unveiled the horrific truths of addiction and pressure to stay petite. “Lots of girls get addicted to drugs and anorexia, there’s a whole list of things, because it’s a lot of pressure to be perfect,” she said.
Although the 23-year-old has experienced her share of over-the-top dramatics of the elite fashion world, the aspiring Victoria’s Secret model did not always have a thick-skinned, confident attitude starting out.
“I was like, ‘Bria, you can’t want to model and not want to be out there in – be the center of attention,’” she said. “‘So you’ve got to get over your little fears of putting yourself out there. It’s your job to go into a room—and some people will just say no without an explanation, and some will be like, ‘Oh, your nose is too big. Your butt’s too big. Oh, your legs are flabby.”
Still, she understands the criticism is a part of the job and doesn’t take it personally. - Andrew Asare
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