Victoria Beckham, as we all know, got her start as Posh Spice, the unsmiling, cold-staring, always serious, but always chic ice queen. (Of course, all of the Spice Girls were often tongue-in-cheek about their personas.) Not that we didn't love her then, but it's been refreshing to see her crack a smile and a good joke every once and a while. She recently told the Guardian, "Contrary to rumour, sometimes I can be quite a laugh." It's true. The successful fashion designer and style icon has been especially hilarious of late.
Perhaps having four kids and a clothing line has somehow mellowed her (or at least inspired her to drop the act)? In an interview published on VanityFair.com today, Beckham dished about her latest design collaboration with Range Rover, of all companies, on a rose gold-plated SUV. She describes the car's inspiration, herself: "I think that people will look at the car, and they’ll obviously see Range Rover, but they’ll also see me. It looks like me...It's very me. It's very, very me." But that's not really the funny part. When asked if she'd ever parked illegally, her response was, "I don’t do anything illegal. I’m a law-abiding citizen, I’ll have you know." She then tells a hilarious story about the time she drove her kid to school but neglected to put said kid in the car.
Her sense of humor is starting to come through more and more--and not only in interviews. A few days ago, she played a tiny little prank on a plane that actually pissed some people off. Usually, though, her sense of humor just makes people (us) love her a little more each time she lets some of it out, often on Twitter. So, click through for the best examples of how she's gradually ditched her posh ice queen persona and transformed into regular jokester--and done it all with truckloads (Range Rover loads?) of style.
Her hilarious account of forgetting her kid at home:
So I jump in my Range Rover, put the car seat in, put my iPod on—obviously very important—and I drive to school. And then I realize, I’d left Brooklyn in the kitchen. I was driving along, talking away, and all the sudden, I looked at the front seat, and I was like, “Shit! Shit! I’ve forgot something!”
I’d gotten down the road, and I literally had to turn around and drive back up the driveway. And David was standing there in the driveway with all three boys, just [shakes her head]. And I felt like such an idiot because I was in such a rush. Harper was in the car, I was in the car, and we were on the way to school. But we did not have the child who needed to go to school.
The time she thought it would be funny to pose for a photo in one of the crew seats on a plane and pretend to make an announcement over the intercom. "Cabin crew prepare for landing! Welcome to Beijing!! X vb," she tweeted. The airline, Cathay Pacific, deemed the move "inappropriate."
In her interview in the April issue of Vogue, Beckham revealed some pretty funny anecdotes about family life, like that she lets her boys skateboard inside the house and can be persuaded to let them cuddle in her and David's bed, but only after she's had a glass of wine.
Here's that time she groped Eva Longoria's boob. And yet they both still look so classy.
Beckham-ista. Posh Spice wouldn't have been caught dead wearing an apron.
She loves tweeting photos of animals in odd situations!
We don't know but you're hilarious.
Jennifer Lopez told the Daily Mail that Victoria is the funniest person you'll meet:
She’s my friend, because she can make me laugh so hard. OK, so she’s very beautiful and very stylish and her husband is wonderful. But to me the reason I like Victoria is because she’s very funny. She really knows how to make people laugh. And she doesn’t take herself so seriously. She’s a very fun girl.
Who can forget that time she grabbed her husband by the balls, so to speak, in this hilarious twitpic? And while wearing a cat dress no less. She just gets it.