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Victoria Beckham Talks Being A “Misfit” & Finding Her True Self In The Spice Girls With Sinéad Burke

The fashion designer spoke to British Vogue contributing editor Sinéad Burke in the first episode of her podcast, As Me With Sinéad

19.11.2019

In the first episode of BritishVogue contributing editor TheSineadBurke's podcast, entitled As Me With Sinéad, victoriabeckham reveals the struggle she had fitting in until she joined the Spice Girls in 1995.

The fashion designer spoke to British Vogue contributing editor Sinéad Burke in the first episode of her podcast, As Me With Sinéad

“It wasn’t until I met the Spice Girls, to be completely honest, that I think I truly found my personality,” Beckham told Burke. “[I learned] that actually it’s OK to have a laugh. It’s OK to be silly. It’s OK if you tell a joke and people don’t laugh. If it had not been for my time in the Spice Girls, maybe I would still be the person that I was then, and I’m much more fun now. They made it OK to be me.”

boys feel it was OK to be different. It was OK to be the odd one out.”

Beckham is all too aware of the positive impact the Spice Girls had during their heyday – and even now. “The amount of people that say to me, ‘The Spice Girls changed my life, because actually they made it OK, you know, to be me,’” Beckham told Burke. “We [Mel B, Mel C, Geri and Emma] were all misfits in our own little way. But we worked together. And I think that every girl in some way could relate to one of us. Every girl wanted to be friends with one of us. At the time, there was something for everyone and none of us were perfect. Like I said, we were underdogs. But together we worked. It was a very powerful message.”

Beckham weaves that same message into her work today. “I think being kind is really, really important... It takes up much more energy to be a mean person,” she said. “I like to make other people feel good and feel like the best version of themselves. That’s why I do what I do... It started with ‘girl power’ [in] the Spice Girls and now it’s that same [empowering message], but through fashion and beauty.”

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