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Victoria Beckham reveals truth about 'Posh' Spice Girls nickname

The girl group split in 2000

Gemma Strong

Victoria Beckham has revealed how she came to be known as 'Posh Spice' – admitting that it wouldn't have been her "first choice" of nickname.

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The fashion designer shared a note on her Victoria Beckham Beauty Instagram account, in which she told thousands of followers: "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.

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"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."

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While Victoria, 46, has left her Spice Girls days behind her, she has returned to her roots for her latest beauty launch.

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Victoria is "proud" of everything the Spice Girls achieved

The star has now released nine shades of 'Posh' lipstick, and even the shade names are fun; Pixi​, a pale peach-nude; Girl​, a light neutral peach; Spice​, a mid-tone ginger; Fringe​: a deep copper brown; Pout​: a pale coral pink; Sway​, a light berry pink; Pose​, a mid-tone mauve; Play​, a rich plum berry; and Pop, ​a "Victoria Beckham red."

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To help promote the range, Victoria playfully shared a clip from Spice Girls: The Movie, in which she can be seen telling her bandmates: "I had exactly the same dream, but mine was much, much worse. Well, you see, I had a head but there was no makeup on it…"

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Iconic Posh Spice. #PoshIsBack #ComingSoon

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The star shared a funny clip from Spice Girls: The Movie

In January this year, the mother-of-four spoke to Harper's Bazaar about her approach to beauty and her memories of the Spice Girls.

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"I look back and smile about the Spice Girls now - I'm so proud of everything we achieved," she said. "It was about making people embrace who they are, being happy with who they are, being the best version of themselves and for that to be celebrated.

"And the fact that it was OK to be a little bit different - why conform, you know? Now, I would like to think that I'm doing that through beauty and fashion."

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