I’ll tell you what Victoria Beckham wants — what she really, really wants — is to never perform with the Spice Girls again! Despite Mel B recently admitting how she is very “pro Spice,” and how she’d love the girl group to get together again on their 20th anniversary in 2014, it seems designer VB isn’t so keen.
Victoria dropped the news when she posed for the cover shoot of Vanity Fair Italy and Spain editions. She told the magazine: “I won’t ever do it again. Doing the Olympics was an incredible honour. I was so proud to do it; Proud to be British, but it was a perfect time to say, ‘This is great, thank you to everybody, but no more.’ Sometimes you’ve got to know when it’s time to leave the party.”
The successful designer added that although her main passion is fashion, she still feels a connection with her singing days. “The Spice Girls were successful because we celebrated women. That’s why I do what I do today.”
Victoria’s comments came a week after former Spice Girls manager Simon Fuller revealed that none other than Eurythmics star Annie Lennox helped shape the Spice Girls into the chart-topping girl band. He explained in a radio documentary for the BBC, that Annie secretly encouraged him to exaggerate their characters. The girls distinct personas (Sporty, Baby, Scary, Ginger and Posh) helped them become one of the most successful girl bands of all time.
“Each of the girls knew who they were, and in their own way tried to represent it. It wasn’t strong enough, though. Probably the most significant thing that happened, was when they met Annie Lennox. I’m not sure this story has ever been told, and Annie might not thank me for telling it, but I think we were flying to New York when I said, ‘I’ve just signed this girl group.’ Annie was very interested. She said, ‘I want to meet them’. She was the one who got them to be louder, more brash, and more specific. Emma, who was the sweet blonde girl, became Baby Spice. She just played it up! None of these names actually existed, but Annie gave them focus.”
To remind ourselves of the Spice Girls when they first began, here is a pic. (Yes, that is Posh on the left!)
And who they became:
It’s a shame we’ll never see them Zigazigah again!
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