Star's Daughter Says Fellow Models Are 'Eating Cottonballs' to Stay Thin

Bria Murphy discusses how the "pressure to be perfect" leads to eating disorders.
2:25 | 06/11/13

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Coming up next, secrets from the modeling world revealed by an interesting -- the daughter of movie star eddie murphy. A bright future in the industry. A lot to say about it. She did that with abc's abbie boudreau. Reporter: From the red carpet, alongside her famously funny father, eddie murphy -- to rockin' the runway. Since I was born, I've been wanting to do this. Reporter: Not just model. But supermodel? Yes. Reporter: The once-camera-shy murphy isn't hiding any longer. As I got older, it was like, you can't want to model and not want to be out there and be the center of attention. And now, the 23-year-old dark and lovely model opens up to "gma" about the ugly side of the beauty industry. Girls get into drugs. And anorexia. A whole list of things. It's a lot of pressure to be perfect. Reporter: Have you felt that pressure, too? Oh, yeah. Absolutely. I'm a small girl naturally. But I can gain weight. Reporter: She says some young models turn to extreme dieting to stay thin. I've heard of people eating the cotton balls with the orange juice. Reporter: What do you mean? They dip it in the orange juice and they eat the cotton balls to make them feel full. Reporter: And the pressure for perfection can take its toll emotionally. Some will say no. And some will say, your nose is too big. Your legs are flabby. But that's their job. You just can't take it personal. Reporter: So, taking bria's advice, I try not to take it personal. I have a signature move. The snap. Reporter: When she gives me pointers at perfecting my catwalk. Okay. And look straight ahead. Abbie's walk was really good. No bouncing. And no snapping. Reporter: While I clearly have a long way to go, bria is hoping her dream for modeling for victoria's secret isn't so far off. For "good morning america," abbie boudreau, abc news, los angeles.

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