She is a multi-millionaire and husband of one of the most good-looking men in the world, a mother of four and owner of palatial properties all over the world.

She has a legion of fans who love her from her Spice Girls days and now for her fashion.

But in 1992, 18-year-old Victoria Adams, now Beckham, wasn’t who she is now.

She says she was crippled by insecurities, believing she was a fat, spotty, ugly teenager, whose dreams of fame were never going to happen.

In this month’s Vogue, Victoria Beckham, now 42, has written an emotional letter to her teenage self, where she sets out to reassure her younger self that her life will all turn out well.

She begins: “I know you are struggling right now. You are not the prettiest, or the thinnest, or the best at dancing at the Laine Theatre Arts college.

“You have never properly fitted in, although you are sharing your Surrey school digs with really nice girls.


“You have bad acne. You think the Principal has put you at the back of the end-of-year show (in a humiliatingly bright purple Lycra leotard) because you are too plump to go at the front. (This may or may not be true.)”

One thing that Victoria always loved was fashion, and it becomes evident that that was her true passion and in the letter she lets her former self-know that she will be a fashion icon. ‘’“You are going to have so much fun with your clothes.

“PVC catsuits; chokers that say absurd things; weird spiky blonde hair. It will never occur to you that you appear ridiculous.

“You will turn up at awards ceremonies resembling a drag queen.

“But I look back at you and smile. It will add interest to your life to go from one extreme to another. I love the fact that you will feel free to express yourself.

“Fashion will take on added stature one day, but try not to be stifled by it.


“You will learn, as you mature, to swap heels for Stan Smith trainers, minidresses for crisp white shirts. And you will never be one of those people who just roll out of bed.”

She goes on to tell her former self that she needs to know more about soccer as ‘’love, at first sight, does exist. It will happen to you in the Manchester United players’ lounge – although you will get a little drunk, so exact details are hazy.

“While the other football players stand at the bar drinking with their mates, you will see David standing aside with his family.

“(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.)”


Days later, he called and arranged a date at a Chinese restaurant in Chingford, Essex, and two years later, they wed in a £1million ceremony in a castle.