Eddie Murphy’s daughter, Bria, says models eat cotton balls soaked in orange juice

Bria Murphy

Eddie Murphy and his daughters have been vacationing in Maui, and as I mentioned in yesterday’s links, they have been accompanied by Eddie’s girlfriend, Paige Butcher. The ultimate effect of this voyage is ultimately a comedic one because Paige is 34 years old while Eddie is 52, and his daughters are in their teens & 20s while it also bear mention that Paige could easily pass for a 20-something young woman. Of course, we’d all be doing somersaults if Eddie was a female (like say, Madonna) who was dating a much younger hot piece. But in this instance, most people are likely to pooh-pooh Eddie and Paige’s age difference because — at least — his daughters are a few years younger than his lovely, blonde girlfriend. I guess Eddie’s still a comedian after all, right?

Anyway, these are photos of Bria Murphy in Maui on Tuesday. Bria is a bit of an actress, and she’s primarily a budding model with the LA Models agency. Bria certainly has a model’s body, but she’d like us all to know that she came by it honestly. Or at least, she didn’t do it like some other models are doing it. Bria claims that some of her fellow models eat cotton balls to feel full while staying thin. Mmm, low-calorie cotton! What a great way to ruin one’s digestive tract:

Bria Murphy

She may be the daughter of famous funny man Eddie Murphy, but Bria Murphy takes her burgeoning modeling career seriously. That said, she’s not willing to sacrifice her health just to achieve the perfect slim body magazines covet.

In an interview on Good Morning America that aired on Tuesday, June 11, the 23-year-old offspring of Murphy and ex-wife Nicole Murphy (herself a former model) revealed the drastic measures some mannequins resort to in order to lose weight. “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. It’s just dissolving. And it makes you think you’re full, but you’re not,” she said.

“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,” continued Bria, who is currently the spokesmodel for Dark and Lovely hair products.

The stunner also shared her dream to model for Victoria’s Secret, a wish that doesn’t seem out of reach judging by the sexy bikini shots of her, taken in Hawaii on the same day the interview aired. She’s fully aware, however, that the industry she’s chosen can lead to crippling self doubt and body image issues.

“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 said.

[From Us Weekly]

Good for Bria for lifting the lid from within the industry, but if she wants to model for VS, she will probably end up observing extreme weight-loss measures galore. Sadly though, these statements about the modeling industry are nothing new. I’ve also heard some variants of these cotton ball stories over the years too.

(WARNING: I’m about to get gross.)

There’s an urban legend that has been floating about for years and holds that (some) models only allow themselves to get drunk by soaking their (unused, I hope) tampons in vodka, which creates the same effect as drinking but bypasses the digestive tract and prevents caloric consumption. God, this is all so insane.

Bria Murphy

Bria Murphy

Bria Murphy

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet

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  1. Azurea says:

    I heard about dancers doing this way back in the
    late 70′s. I guess some things never change….

  2. Vee says:

    She is gorgeous and looks healthy. I wish her well.

  3. Tessabelle says:

    Call me crazy but I prefer to drink my vodka rather than absorb it through my hooch… just sayin’…

  4. Jag says:

    Not just models, Bedhead. There’s apparently an entire subset of girls who get drunk or high that way by using alcohol or cocaine.

    I hope Bria stays grounded. Modeling is a difficult career.

  5. don't kill me i'm french says:

    it’s not the first time that i hear the “cotton” story sadly

    i miss the heathlier models

    i saw a doc about some 13/14 years-old russian models sent 3 weeks (alone) in Japan and Korea to make it :it was edifying

  6. Tessa says:

    Pass the lube. Do you know how drying and irritating alcohol is? Just smoke some weed if you want a buzz. Don’t stick Vodka up your vag!

    • V4Real says:

      They can’t smoke weed because that would be followed by an uncontrollable urge of the munches.

      • marie says:

        you know what though, you can work through that-as long as you don’t start eating your good. (in my experience anyway)

      • ZigZagZoey says:

        Well, at least the cotton would taste better!

      • Nerd Alert says:

        Meh the weed munchies are overblown for most people anyway. It’s all about self control.

        Though I’m not sure how much self control you need when your calorie cap is around 400–probably a lot. Sounds horrific.

      • ZigZagZoey says:

        Nerd Alert ~ I agree. I think the munchies happens much more when you first start smoking. If you’ve been smoking forever (I have), it isn’t that noticable, and you learn to plan accordingly…!

        And OMG! Great thinking about keeping the plastic applicator on! Genius! Not that I would try it….But it made me laugh!

      • megan says:

        For me, weed actually gives the opposite feeling most of the time. My stomach feels full when I’m stoned. I’m also less bored which is a big contributor to snacking. It’s been like that since my early 20s. Occasionally I will still munch out though (like the Superbowl Party where my friend & I dipped homemade brownie bites into homemade cream cheese frosting for like, an entire hour).

        When I was in high school though…oh. my. GOD. The sheer volume of what I could put down while stoned. I’d smash the candybar aisle! And I was so skinny too. Ah well, c’est la vie!

      • Nerd Alert says:

        Zoey, any time someone brings this kind of thing up, my mind tries to find the best way to execute it. LOL I imagine they dip it in with the plastic applicator and then *quickly* cooch it. Actually, they probably insert a few at a time, and then both their vadge and breath stinks bc alcohol breath comes from breathing out the EtOH.

        Analytical obsessiveness aside, I smoke plenty of weed and hardly ever get the munchies from it. You’re right, I did get the munchies when I first started, but now I find it to be a welcome, calorie-free alternative to alcohol.

        Except when I’m having cramps. Then a stiff drink fixes everything for me when ibuprofen can’t ;)

  7. smee says:

    I’m not so sure that cotton balls “just dissolve” in your stomach.

  8. HK9 says:

    The girl isn’t lying. Not only have working models told me they do this I’ve seen it done. Not good.

  9. UsedToBeLulu says:

    I don’t think your body can absorb or digest the cotton, like she said. It has to pass through the digestive tract like anything else. I imagine it could easily cause problems, like impaction. I’ve never heard this, and it sounds horrible!

    • FLORC says:

      Heard of this before. Long term effects from short term use The worst was girl soaking cotton balls in a solution I won’t name and breathing it in. It would kill your appetite for days and also destroy your brain. What some people will o short a job and short cuts…

      Never heard the vodka tid bit. Sounds uncomfortable to say the least. I have heard of addicts going into rehab do tricks like that to get a slow release of drugs into the system.

  10. bros says:

    she’s going the rihanna route with all those tattoos and pointy pointy nails. not really a good look.

  11. Celine says:

    I think this must be an urban legend. I could see some girls trying it, but only after hearing that’s what models do…
    I’m in the business and have never heard anyone doing that. But I’ve seen EDs, drugs, diet pills… but never orange juice -soaked cotton balls. Well, as unhealthy as it sounds, it’s still healthier for your body than drugs

  12. nmat says:

    I don’t buy the tampon thing at all. For one, how are you supposed to get it ‘up there’ after you’ve soaked it in what, at least 2-3 shots of vodka to get any sort of buzz off it? If you’ve ever left a tampon in water you’ve seen how big it gets. Secondly, a tampon’s job is to be MORE ABSORBENT than your vadge, so unless you’ve got some sort of super-thirsty freak of a hoo-haa, I don’t see how you’re going to get much vodka out of it. Plus, ouch, pretty sure sticking alcohol in your hooch would burn.

  13. Mia 4S says:

    Thank you for reason number 645677 not to buy fashion magazines or support this monsterous industry.

  14. Evadstructn says:

    Nice Spice Girls beanie. A Mel B reference perhaps?

  15. RHONYC says:

    i dunno if it’s a good idea to ‘crap where you eat’, especially in an industry that you are just getting your feet wet in AND in which you’re not exactly super established yet.

    jussayin. :?

  16. jules says:

    I’m an ER nurse and the vodka/tampon thing is not uncommon – at least in the college town I live in. Not to one up your gross factor but guys also use it – you do the math. Not only is this flat out stupid, but it’s really REALLY dangerous. Those tissues absorb differently than if you just drank your vodka like a normal person, and can knock out your respiratory drive in a blink. Not a great idea.

  17. Jess says:

    How would the tampon thing even work?

    How would you get a tampon that’s been soaked in enough vodka to get you drunk inside yourself without just squeezing all the liquid out in your attempt? Plus cotton and alcohol is a rough mix, you’d need lube, so if you did get the now very large tampon in you there’d be a barrier of lube between your flesh and the boozy tampon. And even if you manage it, the point of a tampon is that it absorbs liquid, so only a miniscule amount of vodka is going to enter your system anyway. Vodka mixed with cocaine or other drugs would work, though it may as well be water instead, and why not just use the drugs as normal and not add a numb pussy and a subsequent yeast infection to your troubles?

    So many questions…

    • mata says:

      I’ve been thinking about the logistics of that. The only thing I can picture is if you used Playtex tampons or something with a plastic applicator. There’s enough of an opening to allow liquid to go through while it’s still in the applicator. So I would guess you soak it and then insert it with the applicator like you normally would. Since I have no intention of actually trying it out, I’m just going to guess that’s how it’s done.

  18. Karen says:

    What is with the dumb chain that goes around her neck and connects to her belly ring? That look is just skanky and cheap.

  19. Ellie66 says:

    Damn that would burn! :( it’s awful and scary what are the effects of all if this long term? You could have a chronically dry and irritated vag forever. Ahhh! The thing is when you start getting some age on u all the crap that u did to ur body will come back in some messed up way.

  20. truthSF says:

    Bedhead, Eddie’s girls are not in their mid to late 20′s. One is 18, and the other just turned 23.

  21. Pants says:

    Don’t we all love a little hooch in our cooch? (Too much?)

  22. lisa2 says:

    There are some naturally thin people. Everyone is not doing this to be a model.

    all of this just grosses me out. Women are ridiculous sometimes. Men too for that matter. Women inject crazy shit in their faces and bodies. They refuse medical treatment because they are afraid of what they will look like. Alter their bodies to weird proportions for the sake of “beauty”

    ugh.. I just can’t.

  23. anneesezz says:

    Am I the only one that doesn’t think she’s that gorgeous?

  24. bsh says:

    I don’t think that Bedhead meant that you should stick the tampon up your vagingo.. it’s the same concept as the cotton balls, only you do it with a tampon instead. Eww..

  25. CaliYalie says:

    Ethanol is readily absorbed into the blood stream, whether it be gastrointestinal or vaginal. It is then oxidized in your liver. The feared “fatness” comes from drinking beer or any other alcohol that isn’t mostly alcohol by content. I guess you could theoretically have a longer buzz or potentially not absorb the sugars that frequently accompany certain liquors, but it seems unsafe and pretty ridiculous if you ask me.

  26. Shitler says:

    I saw some show on hollywood progeny on E & she was featured. She seems grounded but I feel she only came by a modeling career by way of her dad being Eddie Murphy. Her mom on the other hand is gorgeous! She has this olive complexion & green eye that r to die for..

  27. fabgrrl says:

    Well, Bria, easy to say you’d never go to extremes when you are only 23 and felt the effects of aging and pregnancy.

  28. Zorbitor says:

    Modeling is a dangerous job, like coal mining, but the pay is better

  29. Lucinda says:

    Thank God I never wanted to become a model!

  30. Mew says:

    Napkins, cotton… yeah, the model diet. It’s so frikking fun that these ladies take selfies with pizza, claim they eat everything and yet they’re bonebag thin. It’s not real. It’s starvation, hell on earth, no food, soaked cotton balls and in worst case death.

    Yet every woman and their moms want that and someone healthy looking like Pink is “stubby and manly”. What the hell is wrong with women…..

  31. b says:

    She really does look like her father but in a very feminine, beautiful way.

  32. zizi says:

    I need her beach hat. GIMME.

  33. Isa says:

    How do you get a soaked tampon up there anyway? Have you ever seen those things explode once they hit water?

  34. Marietta says:

    Ok, seriously, does anyone know if any celebrity’s daughters considered any career other than modelling? Surely some celebrity’s daughter out there must have had more aspirations or interests? And careers other than in film or fashion? Just curious….

  35. mimi says:

    my sister modeled for Elite in the 80s/90s and told me about the orange juice soaked cotton balls and eating heads of plain iceberg lettuce – some things never change – oh and of course the chain smoking – when I went to visit her in London we got to the models’ apartment and all they asked me was if I had brought “American cigarettes” thin doesn’t = healthy!

  36. Thora says:

    This is what happens when you live in a society where being “hot” is valued above everything else. On the other hand what these women are doing to themselves is no worse than what professional athletes, body builders and some actors do to succeed in their professions.

  37. Beatriz says:

    The tampon thing isn’t a myth–I know A LOT of people who do it. The saddest part is, that a lot of teens are doing it too, because they don’t want to gain weight or have their parents smell the alcohol on their breath.