Over the years, Victoria Adams has gone from Posh Spice to wife of David Beckham to Victoria Beckham, fashion mogul and impressive businesswoman. As fans have watched her career change and develop, they have also watched Victoria herself change, and now she is opening up about all things personal in an essay she wrote to her 18-year-old self which she penned for British Vogue.
In the essay, Beckham wrote about everything from being bullied, to dealing with her body insecurities, being a mother and even her experiences with plastic surgery. On body image and being confident, she wrote, “Learn to embrace your imperfections. That is what I want to tell you. Let your skin breathe; wear less make-up. (And don’t ever let that make-up artist shave your eyebrows! The effects last forever.) You will always be addicted to Elnett hairspray but tone it down. Less of the ‘Hello! I ust got stuck in a wind tunnel,’ please. And I should probably say, don’t mess with your boobs. All those years I denied it — stupid. A sign of insecurity. just celebrate what you’ve got.”
As for being bullied she added, “You haven’t forgotten being bullied at school, have you? Do you recall that first day at secondary school? Most children were wearing their own coats and had the latest cool bag, but not you. Kitted out in the full St Mary’s High School uniform, you stood in the freezing playground while other teenagers walking past threw soggy tissues and old Coke cans that they plucked from the puddles. But the thick skin that you developed then is already standing you in good stead, and it will do so for the rest of your life.”
Check out the full letter here.