Victoria Beckham says she was ‘mentally and physically’ bullied at school

Fashion designer appears on cover of Glamour UK's biannual magazine

Sabrina Barr
Tuesday 17 September 2019 15:51 BST

Victoria Beckham has opened up about the impact bullying had on her as a child.

The fashion designer features on the cover of Glamour UK‘s latest magazine.

In the interview, Beckham explained how she educates her daughter, eight-year-old Harper, about how young girls should treat each other.

“I was bullied a lot at school, mentally and physically,” the entrepreneur said.

“The fact that I can talk to Harper about that and how girls should be kind to girls... really I use my own experiences and share that.”

Victoria Beckham on the cover of Glamour UK's autumn/winter 2019 issue

Beckham also spoke about how having children encouraged her to follow healthier eating habits.

The mother-of-four said how having children “puts a lot into perspective” when it comes to eating meals in front of them.

“You realise they notice everything,” the 45-year-old said.

Victoria Beckham in the autumn/winter 2019 issue of Glamour UK

“I would never sit down with my kids and skip a meal. They need to see that their mum eats healthily – you need to show little people how to be healthy and happy with who they are.”

Earlier this week, Beckham launched her clean beauty collection, named “Victoria Beckham Beauty“. She previously had a range in collaboration with Estée Lauder.

The products featured in the range include compact eye shadow palettes called “smokey eye bricks”, single “lid lustre” eye shadows and “satin kajal” eyeliners.

In a video shared on the Victoria Beckham Beauty Instagram page, Beckham said: “It’s important to feel good about yourself, because that radiates.

“It’s so inspiring and really uplifting. This really is a dream come true.”

Victoria Beckham releases video on the making of her fashion company

To read The Independent‘s review of Victoria Beckham’s SS20 show at London Fashion Week, click here.

For all the latest news on London Fashion Week, click here.

See the full feature in the autumn/winter 2019 issue of Glamour UK, available on newsstands and via digital download on Thursday 19 September.​

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