The plus-size industry is showing that the market for women who want to look fashionable and aren’t a size 2, has considerable buying power. More of our celebrities are proudly displaying voluptuous frames on the red carpet. And yet, there’s still tremendous pressure among high fashion models to say thin.
Bria Murphy, the daughter of comedian Eddie Murphy and Dark & Lovely spokesmodel, elucidates the tragic thin obsession among models in a recent interview with “Good Morning America.”
Here’s an excerpt from a revealing interview with the 23 year-old, who lists being a Victoria’s Secret Angel as one of her goals:
On Models Eating Cotton Balls:
“They dip it in the orange juice and then they eat the cotton balls to help them feel full.”
On How She Deals With The Pressure To Stay Thin:
“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.””
On Rejection by Casting Agents:
“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.”
Now that certain retailers are smartening up and including designs of various sizes, you have to wonder when the rest of the fashion community will catch on and eradicate the need for unhealthy eating practices once and for all.