How far would you go to stay skinny?
Via Daily Mail reports:
Bria Murphy, who has modeled for Maxim, the hair care product line Dark and Lovely, and most recently for rapper Wale’s new music video, Bad, has opened up about the pressure of the industry.
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.
‘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.
‘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,”‘
It’s pretty dangerous to eat cotton wool balls some of the cotton can get in the lungs and have the same effect as asbestos, as well as getting stuck in your bowels. Yuck!