She’s one of the world’s most famous faces, but Victoria Beckham hasn’t always felt noticed.
In a new interview with ELLE UK, the multi-talented mother of four, who’s married to David Beckham, admits that before she entered the fashion world, she felt invisible.
“When I was on stage with the Spice Girls, I thought people were there to see the other four and not me,” she says. “And when I go out with David and people take pictures I think, ‘They’re here to take David’s picture.’”
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While Victoria was the quietest one out of the British pop sensation, she ended up becoming the most successful — all thanks to her No. 1 passion: Fashion.
“It was never my intention to prove anybody wrong,” the 38-year-old says. “I wanted to prove to myself that I could do it. I don’t have to work, I need to work. All these people [her fellow fashion designers], they’re not just been given anything. They’ve worked hard. And I’ve never been given anything either.”
It’s something she hopes to instill in her sons Brooklyn, 13, Romeo, 10, Cruz, 7, and daughter Harper, 1.
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She continues, “But I have a good work ethic; David has an incredible work ethic. I want my kids to have a good work ethic. I believe you can achieve anything if you work hard enough to get it.”
The self-proclaimed perfectionist admits she’s had to learn how to trust people in her industry—and it’s not an easy feat.
“Because I am a control freak, sometimes that’s difficult for me, because I want to micro-manage absolutely everything,” she proclaims. “I can’t hand over. But I’m trying to do that more. It’s hard because I have such a specific vision.”
And 2013 seems like the perfect year to start!
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“Now David has finished playing for LA Galaxy and we are starting a new chapter of our lives,” Victoria says — she and her family just moved back to London after living in LA for years. “As a family we are all very excited about what lies ahead for 2013.”
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