Victoria Beckham has admitted that she didn’t like the name “Posh” and tried to distance herself from it after the Spice Girls.
The pop star-turned-designer, 46, was given the nickname during her Spice Girls days in the 90s, and her bandmates were branded Ginger (Geri Horner), Baby (Emma Bunton), Sporty (Mel C) and Scary (Mel B).
Opening up about the name in a long Instagram post, Beckham said “Posh” was not her first choice but that she can now see that it changed the course of her life.
She told fans: “I was given the name Posh in 1996 over lunch with Peter Loraine of Top of The Pops Magazine and the rest of the Spice Girls.
“I can’t say it would have been my first choice, but ultimately grew into it on my own terms.
“I was young and shy, and being Posh helped me find my style and confidence, and my voice.”
She went on: “After the Spice Girls I distanced myself from the nickname because it had unwavering momentum of its own.
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“I wanted to find my own direction. Now, years later, I look back at the formative time with appreciation.
“Posh forever changed the course of my life, opening the door for me to go after my dreams.”
The mother-of-four is now unveiling a new make-up line bearing the name.
Sharing the details of the lipstick range, she wrote: “This week, I celebrate Posh with the launch of Posh Lipstick.
“It is deeply personal – lipstick has always given me confidence when I needed it and extra spice when I already had it.
“Each shade is inspired by a specific memory, and whilst the moments may have been my own, the energy and emotion is shared by us all.
“This is an ode to our lifelong journeys of self discovery as women.”
She signed off by saying: “Posh is back.”
The Spice Girls reunited for a tour in 2019 but Beckham did not take part. She later told German Vogue that it had taken courage to turn her bandmates down.
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