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Victoria Beckham Says the 'Posh' Life Is All Behind Her

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By Alexandra Ward   |   Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 09:53 AM

Victoria Beckham, aka Posh Spice, no longer has any interest or "passion" for the Spice Girls, the British girl group that made her a household name nearly two decades ago.

The Spice Girls ruled the pop scene from the early '90s to 2000 before taking an extended hiatus. They reunited briefly for a world tour in 2008 and made an appearance at the 2012 London Olympics closing ceremony, but Beckham said her heart wasn’t in it for much of that time.

"I realized it was finished for good in 2008, when we reformed for our reunion tour," Beckham, 39, says in the new issue of Vogue Paris, as reported by Metro U.K. "The day of the concert at Madison Square Gardens in New York, the other girls spent time relaxing in bed, shopping, and in the gym before heading off to the sound check. I arrived with three kids in tow in a really tight dress because I'd been in meetings all day.

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"I put my bags and the children down, I picked up the mic and I sung. It should have been the best moment of my life, but I just wanted to be elsewhere."

The mother of four said the other members of the girl group —Melanie Brown ("Scary Spice"), Emma Bunton ("Baby Spice"), Geri Halliwell ("Ginger Spice"), and Melanie Chisholm ("Sporty Spice") — were always more enthusiastic about performing than she was.

"It wasn't a lack of respect for the girls or the audience, but the passion just wasn’t there," she said. "By contrast, in my new career, the passion grows every year. I still want more."

Many people often criticized Beckham for looking aloof during Spice Girls concerts or appearances. But the fashion mogul says it was all an act.

"I looked moody. But I wasn't," she told Vogue Paris. "I was shy, not very sure of myself. The other girls would sing and dance on tables with no complexes, I wasn’t confident enough to do that. I had to invent a character and I thought of that: staring at people and pouting.

"My insecurities helped me create the character in a way. Nowadays, it’s like a barrier that comes back whenever I go out in public. That’s the way fame has affected me."

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