Victoria Beckham has come a long way since her ‘wannabe’ days. Not only does she have possibly the most attractive family in the world, she now is one of the most influential celebrities and a style icon for millions of women everywhere.
The following list looks at 10 reasons why Victoria Beckham is the hottest Spice Girl that ever lived.
1. She Landed David Beckham
Victoria became the envy of women everywhere back in 1997 when the media learned of her relationship with footballer David Beckham. Looking back at photographs of the fresh faced couple before all the surgery and Hollywood makeovers it is hard to imagine how they became one of the most powerful couples in the world.
David and Victoria were married in July 1999, four months after the birth of their first son Brooklyn. The ridiculously attractive couple also have two other sons named Romeo and Cruz and a two-year-old daughter named Harper. The Beckhams split their time between the US and England.
2. She is a Mother of Four
Whilst most of us barely have time to run a comb through our hair after chasing the kid around all day, Victoria manages to look immaculate at any time of the day or night. Of course, the team of nannies and servants probably has a lot to do with it, although many reports suggest Victoria is a very hands-on mum.
Despite four pregnancies, the star has snapped back into shape almost immediately after each one. Victoria is currently grooming her young daughter to be the next fashion queen. At two-years-old, Harper already has a wardrobe to die for featuring hundreds of designer pieces.
3. She Has Conquered the Fashion World
When Victoria first announced her intention to break into the world of high-fashion, the news was met with some harsh criticism from those in the industry. While Victoria was already a style-icon in her own right, many saw her as a ‘high street’ fashion designer and not cut out for playing in the big leagues.
Fast forward ten years, and Victoria’s self-titled brand has become a worldwide success and received critical acclaim from the notoriously snobby fashion industry. Victoria showcased her first collection at New York Fashion Week in 2008 which was met with rave reviews from critics and other designers.
4. She Outed Her Husband as a Cross-Dresser
During an interview for morning chat show The Big Breakfast, Victoria accidently let it slip that David often borrowed her underwear.The interviewer immediately pounced on the remark demanding more details such as which style he preferred. After much prompting, Victoria eventually admitted that it was a thong.
David had recently been pictured stepping out in a sarong for a night out with his wife sparking rumours that the heartthrob may have a secret fetish for dressing in women’s clothing. However, the couple admitted it was all for fun and David has gone on to become one of the most stylish male celebrities.
5. She is an Entrepreneur
After landing a multi-millionaire footballer husband, most women would sit back and enjoy a life of manicures, shopping, cocktails and magazine spreads. Instead, Victoria decided to build her own empire, and her multiple business ventures have turned out to be extremely profitable.
Her own fashion line is doing extremely well and is worn by top celebrities including Gwyneth Paltrow and Eva Longoria. A perfume named Intimately Beckham went on sale in 2007 and has raked in millions. Victoria also launched her own cosmetics line V-Sculpt and has appeared in several documentaries, TV series and even released two books.
6. She Appeared on Ugly Betty
After Sex and the City came to an end, viewers wishing to get their weekly fashion fix were drawn to hit US show Ugly Betty. The show followed the life of a fashion intern with a questionable sense of style working at the most prestigious fashion magazine in the world.
A number of models and designers made cameo appearances on the show, and the show’s producers decided to write an entire episode for Victoria. She appeared as the maid-of-honour to the magazine’s chief editor and was praised for her hilarious performance and comedic timing. Victoria has been offered roles in other projects but has turned them down due to her busy schedule.
7. She is a Published Author
As well as being an actress, designer, singer, model, wife and mother, Victoria has somehow found time to write two bestselling books. Learning to Fly is an autobiography that details her entire life from her childhood all the way up to becoming one of the most powerful women in the world.
The book chronicles her time with the Spice Girls, meeting David and even touches on sensitive topics such as the alleged plot to kidnap her for ransom. Victoria’s second book entitled That Extra Half an Inch: Hair, Heels and Everything in Between is a style bible that reveals many of her own beauty secrets.
8. She Has Made Several Catwalk Appearances
As well as running things behind the scenes, Victoria has strutted her stuff on some of the hottest catwalks in the world. In 2000, Maria Grachvogel hired Victoria as a model for her collection during London Fashion Week. Six years later, Victoria took to the stage again for Roberto Cavalli at Milan Fashion Week.
She was also the face of Rocawear Jeans for a short time and regularly models her own creations to public events and press conferences. Victoria has also graced the front page of several high-fashion magazines such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar and Elle. She has appeared in each publication a number of times.
9. She is a Philanthropist
With great wealth comes great responsibility, and along with her husband Victoria has lent her hand to a number of causes. The Beckhams received the Do Something With Style Award organised by the VH1 Do Something Awards for their work with charity Save the Children.
Victoria has also auctioned off items such as designer shoes, World Cup tickets and clothing to raise money for various charities. She is also a patron of the Elton John Aids Foundation. The couple also run the Victoria and David Beckham Charitable Trust that aims to provide wheelchairs for children that do not have access to them.
10. She is Worth £125 million
David and Victoria Beckham have a net worth of over £125 million. Victoria was born into a middle-class family and did not have to struggle growing up. However, she has amassed her personal fortune alone through hard work and wise business decisions.
Even before she married her super-rich husband, Victoria had enjoyed a profitable career as one fifth of one of the most successful girl bands of all time. Despite her wealth, Victoria shows no signs of slowing down. Along with numerous sponsorship deals, she continues to make money from her many business ventures and is currently the 19th richest person in Britain along with her husband.