Bria Murphy, the 23-year-old bombshell and daughter of Eddie Murphy is new to the modeling industry, but many of her experiences thus far have been far from pleasant, she says.
Bria recently opened up about her life on the catwalk during a segment of Good Morning America.
“Lots of girls get addicted to drugs and anorexia, it’s — there’s a whole list of things, because it’s a lot of pressure to be perfect,” the Dark and Lovely hair care model revealed on the show.
She admitted that she feels the pressure to be thin as well.
“Oh yeah, absolutely. I’m a small girl naturally, but I can gain weight,” she said. “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.’”
Bria also reveals one of the frightening ways that her peers stay 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, because the cotton’s not doing anything,” she explains. “It’s just dissolving. And it makes you think you’re full, but you’re not.”
Murphy, who dreams of strutting her stuff for Victoria’s Secret, also admits that she deals with a lot of criticism when it comes to her face and body.
“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.’ Like, they’ll just go on you, ‘Oh, you need to tighten that up,’” she revealed.
Bria continued, “As I got older, 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.”
See more of what Bria Murphy had to say below…