Cross the line. Victoria Beckham recalls all the outrageous things she had to do as a celebrity in the ’90s — including weighing herself on national TV after the birth of her son Brooklyn.
“I Went to a TV Show With” [host] Chris Evans many years ago and I had just had Brooklyn and lost a lot of weight after that,” Beckham, 48, told Vogue Australia in an interview published on Tuesday, June 28. “It happened to my mother after her pregnancies. It doesn’t mean you have an eating disorder. And he left me on the scale to be weighed. Can you imagine that nowadays?”
The recently surfaced interview, conducted in 1999, involved talk show host Evans, 56, who asked the former Spice Girl about her fitness routine after welcoming her and her husband. David Beckham’s first-born.
“A lot of girls want to know, because you look fantastic again, how did you get back in shape after birth?” the radio personality asked the model, to which she replied, “I’m really lazy. I don’t go to the gym or anything.”
After refusing to take her word for it, Evans asked the singer to step on a scale to “prove” her weight loss, to which Victoria stated, “This is terrible.”
“Eight stones [112 lbs.] not bad at all, right?” Evans said to the audience after the fashion designer grudgingly weighed in for them.
“I’ve had ‘Porky Posh,’ I’ve had ‘Skeletal Posh,'” she revealed to Fashion about the conversations about her weight that took place at the time. “After I had Brooklyn, there was a picture that pointed to every part of my body where I needed to focus on losing the weight.”
In May, the English resident talked about how her own relationship with her body had changed over the years thank you that “wanting to be very thin” is an “old-fashioned attitude”.
“I think women today want to look healthy and shapely,” explains Posh Spice. “They want to have some tits — and a bum,” she said, adding, “I personally want the best bottom possible.”
Victoria, who also shares sons Romeo, 19, and Cruz, 17, and daughter Harper, 10, with the 47-year-old athlete, just hopes her kids will look to today’s healthy body images and follow in their footsteps.
“There are a lot of really curvy women in Miami, and they really own it, you know?” The “Wannabe” singer told thank you† “They walk along the beach in Miami without much clothes on and they look fantastic. They show off their bodies with such confidence. I found both their attitude and their style really liberating.
She added, “As a mom, I loved that Harper was around women who really celebrated their curves and loved the way they looked.”
For the “Spice Up Your Life” it’s not about “being a size,” but “knowing who you are and being happy with who you are.” While her early years were focused on maintaining as slim a figure as possible, she explained that these days I’ve found my own balance between wanting to have fun and being disciplined about healthy eating and exercising.
Victoria has been open about her struggles with body image before. In a September 2016 essay for British Vogue Writing to her 18-year-old self, the Spice World star revealed that she felt “too chubby” as a teenager. “I know you’re having a hard time right now. You’re not the prettiest, or the thinnest, or the best at dancing at the Laine Theater Arts college. You never fitted in well, although you share your digs in Surrey at school with very nice girls.’
In the piece, the style icon noted that she often looks back on her teenage self with great fondness. “You are going to have so much fun with your clothes – PVC catsuits; chokers who say absurd things; weird spiky blond hair… But I look at you and smile,” she wrote.