It’s always entertaining to see what our favorite celebrities looked like before all the fame, money, and designer duds–and these super old photos of an 18-year-old Victoria Beckham, which Buzzfeed recently dug up, are certainly no exception.
She may have ditched her last name (remember when she was Victoria Adams?), but she clearly kept a few tricks of the trade she picked up from her old modeling gigs. Ex: Posing with a wooden stool can be quite challenging, but VB’s got it down. And that pouty side stare and wind-swept mane? Pure Posh.
As a little kid, I used to pore through my Spice Girls books and AOL Keyword: Spice Girls, stopping particularly often at Beckham’s personal pre-fame pictures–I was convinced I would grow up to look exactly like her. Obviously that didn’t quite happen (how nuts would that be if it had, though?), but it’s still pretty amazing to see how much VB has changed, even since those authorized biography days. We think she looks beautiful either way–and that Flashdance-esque stool pose? Well, that’s somethin’ else altogether.
So we’ve got to ask, which would you rather: Victoria then or now? And maybe more importantly, how mortified would you be if awkward 20-year-old modeling pics of you suddenly began circulating the Internet?