These days, Victoria Beckham seems to spend about as much time defending her perma-scowl as designing womenswear. The Spice Girl-turned-designer seems to have made a marked effort lately to drop that ‘Posh’ persona and let her silly side shine through — remember that time she took NYFW (and husband David) ‘by the balls?’
Earlier this month, she told CNN, “I’m happy. I think it’s important to laugh a lot, to enjoy your life.” But even so, you’d still be hard pressed to find a photo of her grinning–and no, ‘smizing’ doesn’t count.
And Victoria knows it. She told Interview Germany that when she looks at photos of herself she thinks, “Oh gosh, you moody cow.” And apparently, all this serious-face business started as a fabrication:
“Yes, I created this persona, and I’m very different from that. I don’t feel like I have to scream and shout about it– I know I am a happy person. So I don’t get upset when people comment on the fact that I look quite miserable all the time. But people think I am… and you know, sometimes I think the same thing when I look at the pictures.”
So is Victoria Beckham actually a victim of a Seinfeldian curse, unable to escape her finely crafted character once the gig’s finished?
But whatever Ms. Beckham lacks in happy facial expressions, she more than makes up for in self-deprecation. The former ‘songbird’ (who had the fewest solo parts in the Spice Girls’ fabulous back-catalogue) is quick to point out that a Jill of all trades, she’s not.
“Was my actual talent music? I don’t think so. With the other Spice Girls it worked out quite well but my vocals still seem strange to me.”
At least you always looked the fiercest, VB.