Victoria Beckham says she doesn’t think of herself as beautiful

‘I see my imperfections and flaws and I smile,’ beauty brand founder says

Sabrina Barr
Friday 03 January 2020 09:06
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Victoria Beckham has said she doesn’t think of herself as beautiful, stating that it has taken reaching the age of 45 to realise she is “all right”.

During a recent interview with Harper’s Bazaar, the fashion designer opened up about the insecurities she has experienced over the years.

After explaining that being part of the Spice Girls “was about making people embrace who they are, being happy with who they are, being the best version of themselves and for that to be celebrated”, Beckham spoke about her own journey of self-acceptance.

“Do I think of myself as beautiful? No, absolutely not. But I make the best of what I have,” she said.

“I see my imperfections and flaws and I smile: it’s who I am and I’m not going to try to change that.”

Beckham said that in her opinion, people “obsess over the silliest of things” as they grow up, and “learn how to be comfortable” in their own skin as they age.

“It’s taken me a long, long time to recognise that by 45 years old, actually I’m all right,” the beauty brand founder remarked.

“I work hard, I look OK, I’ve got four children that I’m incredibly proud of, a wonderful husband and I feel content.”

In September, Beckham opened up about being “mentally and physically bullied” during her school years.

While speaking with Glamour UK, she explained that she uses her experiences to talk to her daughter, eight-year-old Harper, about “how girls should be kind to girls”.

The fashion designer added that having a family with her husband, former professional footballer David Beckham, encouraged her to follow healthier eating habits.

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

“You realise they notice everything,” she said.

“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.”

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