Victoria Beckham Reveals She Regrets Her Plastic Surgery – And Lying About It

by Anna Menta

Everyone has things they wish they could tell their younger selves — even the insanely famous and successful Victoria Beckham.

The 42-year-old businesswoman, designer, model and former Spice Girl recently wrote a letter to her 18-year-old self for British Vogue.

The letter is full of advice and warnings for what was to come in the life of someone who achieved such incredible levels of fame.


She tells a younger Victoria to worry less what others think, to believe in herself and keep going even when it's hard and to chill a bit when it comes to her body.

At one point she alludes to getting plastic surgery done on her breasts, and calls herself "stupid" for denying it.

Victoria writes,

Instead, learn to embrace your imperfections – that is what I want to tell you. Let your skin breathe; wear less make-up. (And don't ever let that make-up artist shave your eyebrows! The effects last forever.) You will always be addicted to Elnett hairspray but you will tone it down. Less of the 'Hello! I just got stuck in a wind tunnel,' please. And I should probably say, don't mess with your boobs. All those years I denied it – stupid. A sign of insecurity. Just celebrate what you've got.

In a 2014 interview with Allure magazine, Victoria admitted she had gotten breast implants, only to later have them removed.

In the letter, Victoria works her way through her Spice Girls career and advises herself to be nicer to her fellow girl groupers.

She writes,

So practice what you preach when you sing 'friendship never ends,' and celebrate everyone's uniqueness.

She describes first meeting and falling in love with her husband, David Beckham, and advises herself to "learn more about football."

Victoria calls seeing David standing with his family in the Manchester United players' lounge "love at first sight."

She writes,

He's not even in the first team at this stage – you are the famous one. And he has such a cute smile. You, too, are close to your family, and you will think how similar he feels to you. He's going to ask for your number. (He still has the London-to-Manchester plane ticket on which you wrote it.)

Victoria concludes her letter by warning her younger self people, the media and the headlines will not always be kind to her.

But she still feels like her life has been pretty awesome. She is Victoria Beckham, after all.

Citations: Victoria Beckham Says She Regrets 'Messing With' Breasts, Talks Motherhood, Marriage and Mistakes (Us Weekly)