The Spice Girls is obviously very much a household name these days, thanks to the girls being all kinds of 90s flawlessness, but things could’ve been a little different if their original, spicier name was chosen.
We still would’ve loved them more than we loved our own pet goldfish (which we loved with all our heart, FYI), but things could’ve taken a slightly interesting turn.
Because, ladies and gents, Victoria Beckham has revealed that their original name was… *drumroll please*…
THE SPICY GIRLS.
Every boy, every girl, SPICY UP YOUR LIFE.
‘Stop right now!’, we hear you cry. Thank you very much. Why would ‘The Spicy Girls’ have made so much of a difference?
Speaking to Fern Mallis at New York City’s 92nd St. Y event, 41-year-old Posh Spice explained the hilarious reason why, saying: “In the beginning, we were going to be The Spicy Girls, but then we realized there was a porn site called the Spicy Girls. That wouldn’t have been good!”
Amazing. Awkward, but amazing.
The fashion designer went on to reveal how they all got their iconic nicknames, admitting: “Posh was given to us by a British teen magazine, but we were already acting like our names.
“Mel B really did dress scary, always in leopard print. Emma really was Baby; she always wore pigtails and those bloody awful platform shoes!”
We also wore all of these things in the hope that one day, we’d maybe get picked as the sixth member.
Victoria also explained that she’s still “very close” to all the girls (HURRAH!), adding: “I’m really proud of what I achieved with them.
“We were just five girls who weren’t all that great individually, but together, we were pretty great!
“That’s real ‘girl power’: Be who you are, do what you like and be friends with other girls!”
VIVA FOREVER, Spice Girls.
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