Victoria Beckham recently wrote a powerful letter to her 18-year-old self for British Vogue. In it, the 42-year-old designer, model and former Spice Girl tells a younger Victoria to worry less what others think, to believe in herself and to keep going even when things get tough — but what really stands out? Her message on insecurities, admitting that she regrets her breast implants.
In the letter Victoria writes,
“…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.”
She also describes falling in love with her husband, David Beckham, the moment she laid eyes on him in the lounge of a Manchester football game, and advises herself to “learn more about football.”
“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.)”
You can read the full letter here.
[via British Vogue]