For everything that Victoria Beckham has, you’d think the girl would smile more. I mean, she’s a former member of a cult-favorite girl group (who is reuniting to perform at the Olympics closing ceremony!), is besties with the royal family, has a burgeoning career in fashion, is really rich and, above all, is married to this ridiculously handsome human specimen. Despite Posh’s good fortunes, she just can’t figure out how to turn that frown upside down. But it wasn’t always this way. In fact, she’s blaming an entire industry for her now-infamous expression.
During an interview
on guest editing their first-ever full September fashion issue, Beckham reveals that she actually used to smile a lot in pictures (exhibit A, above). "I think I only stopped smiling when I got into fashion," she tells the magazine. "Fashion stole my smile! I’ve created this person. And I’m not saying that’s not me, but I wouldn’t say that’s the whole me…It’s an armor that goes up."
She also reveals that she’s a fan of 50 Shades of Grey
: "I’m halfway through the second one. I even bought my mum the book! But every time she tries to engage in coversation about it, I kind of dodge the subject. I don’t really want to talk to my mother about S&M." I wonder if smiling is Vic’s version of S&M.
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