Crossing the line. Victoria Beckham is recalling all the outrageous things she was asked to do as a celebrity in the ‘90s — including weighing herself on national TV after giving birth to her son Brooklyn.
“I went on a TV show with [host] Chris Evans many years ago and I’d just had Brooklyn and lost a lot of weight after,” Beckham, 48, told Vogue AustraliaIn an interview published Tuesday 28 June. “It happened to my mum after her pregnancies. It doesn’t mean you have an eating disorder. He made me stand on a scale to weigh myself. Can you imagine that nowadays?”
Evans, 56 (talk show host), asked the former Spice Girl how she feels about her fitness regimen after welcoming her and her husband. David Beckham’sFirst child.
“A lot of girls want to know because you look fantastic again, how did you get back to your shape after birth?” the radio personality asked the model, to which she replied, “I’m really lazy. I don’t go down to the gym or anything.”
After refusing to take her word for it, Evans requested the singer to step on a scale to “prove” her weight loss, to which Victoria proclaimed, “This is horrible.”
“Eight stones [112 lbs.] not bad at all, is it?” Evans said to the audience after the fashion designer reluctantly weighed herself in front of them.
“I’ve had ‘Porky Posh,’ I’ve had ‘Skeletal Posh,’” she revealed to VogueConcerning the conversations that took place at the time about her weight. “After I had Brooklyn, there was a picture pointing to every single part of my body where I had to focus on losing the weight from.”
In May, the England native spoke out about how her relationship with her body has changed over the years. Grazia that “wanting to be really thin” is “an old-fashioned attitude.”
“I think women today want to look healthy and curvy,” Posh Spice explained. “They want to have some boobs — and a bum,” she said, adding, “I personally want as good a bottom as I can get.”
Victoria, who shares her sons Romeo, 19, Cruz, 17, and Harper, 10, with the 47 year-old athlete, just hopes her children will see the healthy body images of today, and be inspired to follow their lead.
“There are a lot of really curvy women in Miami, and they really own it, you know?” The “Wannabe” singer told Grazia. “They walk along Miami beach with not a lot of clothes on, and they look fantastic. They show off their bodies with such confidence. Their attitude and style were liberating to me.
She added, “As a mother, I loved that Harper was around women who were really celebrating their curves and enjoying how they look.”
For the “Spice Up Your Life” it’s not “about being a certain size,” but “knowing who you are and being happy with who you are.” While her younger days were focused on maintaining as slim a figure as possible, she explained that these days “I have found my own balance between wanting to have fun and being disciplined about eating healthily and working out.”
Victoria has been open about her struggles to improve her body image in the past. In a September 2016 essay British Vogue that she wrote to her 18-year-old self, the Spice World star revealed that she felt “too plump” as a teen. “I know you are struggling right now. You are not the most beautiful, thinnest or best at dancing at Laine Theatre Arts college. You have never properly fitted in, although you are sharing your Surrey school digs with really nice girls.”
The style icon shared that she often remembers her teenage self and shows her affection in the piece. “You are going to have so much fun with your clothes — PVC catsuits; chokers that say absurd things; weird spiky blonde hair … But I look back at you and smile,” she wrote.