Victoria Beckham or Posh Spice, however you think of her, has always been pretty much perfection in our eyes. Exquisite style, glowing skin, and a gorgeous husband are all par for the course when you’re Victoria. But it turns out life wasn’t so great before the Spice Girls. And now the fashion designer is revealing all.
British Vogue just published Beckham’s letter to her 18-year-old self and we can’t believe our eyes! Here’s everything we learned.
She had terrible confidence as a child.
She writes, “You are not the prettiest, or the thinnest, or the best at dancing at the Laine Theatre Arts college. You have never properly fitted in, although you are sharing your Surrey school digs with really nice girls. You have bad acne. You think the principal has put you at the back of the end-of-year show (in a humiliatingly bright purple Lycra leotard) because you are too plump to go at the front. (This may or may not be true.).”
If only she could see herself the way we saw her!
She regrets her boob job.
“I should probably say, don’t mess with your boobs. All those years I denied it – stupid. A sign of insecurity. Just celebrate what you’ve got.”
She was kind of drunk when she first met David.
“Yes, love at first sight does exist. It will happen to you in the Manchester United players’ lounge – although you will get a little drunk, so exact details are hazy. While the other football players stand at the bar drinking with their mates, you will see David standing aside with his family. (He’s not even in the first team at this stage – you are the famous one.) And he has such a cute smile. You, too, are close to your family, and you will think how similar he feels to you. He’s going to ask for your number. (He still has the London-to-Manchester plane ticket on which you wrote it.)”
She dealt with a ton of haters back in the day.
“A lot of your time there will be really hard. I’m not afraid to say now what a horribly difficult time it was. People will say awful things. You will be a laughing stock. Every time you turn on the television or look at a newspaper it will seem as though someone is having a go at you and your family. You will learn how mean other women can be.”