Victoria Beckham on her TV weigh-in after the birth of her first child: ‘Can you imagine?’

Victoria Beckham has opened up about the criticism and scrutiny of her weight over the years ― and being forced to endure a terrible TV stunt after the birth of her first child ― in a new interview for Vogue Australia.

“I had ‘Porky Posh’ on a title, I had ‘Skeletal Posh’,” the fashion designer said, recalling past media coverage of her body.

“After I had Brooklyn, there was a picture on the cover of a newspaper pointing out every part of my body I needed to focus on to lose weight,” Beckham said, reflecting on what tabloid culture was like. over 20 years. years ago. “Imagine doing that now.”

She also brought up an infamous segment on the show “Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush,” where host Chris Evans (not that one) weighed in on the Spice Girl on TV.

Victoria Beckham attends a screening of “Cafe Society” during the opening gala of the 69th Cannes Film Festival on May 11, 2016.

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“I had just had Brooklyn and lost a lot of weight afterwards,” Beckham told Vogue Australia. “It happened to my mom after her pregnancies. That doesn’t mean you have an eating disorder. And he made me step on a scale and weigh me. Can you imagine doing that from These days ?

In a clip from the show, which aired in 1999, Evans told Beckham, “A lot of girls want to know ― because you’re fantastic again ― how did you get in shape after you were born?”

Beckham replied that she hadn’t done anything in particular and that it hadn’t worked. Evans asked if her weight was “back to normal”. After Beckham said yes, Evans pulled out a scale and asked him to step on it and weigh himself.

“Oh no!” replied the singer. “You did this for [fellow Spice Girl] Return [Halliwell], is not it? But Geri was really small. It’s horrible.

Reps for Evans did not immediately comment when contacted by HuffPost.

Beckham recently opened up about how her attitude to size and body shape has changed over the years, telling Grazia magazine in May that “it’s an old-fashioned attitude, wanting to be really thin.”

“It’s not about being a certain size. It’s about knowing who you are and being happy with who you are,” Beckham told Grazia.

“I found my own balance between wanting to have fun and being disciplined to eat healthy and exercise,” she explained. “When you’re younger you fight against that balance, but as I get older I’ve reached a stage where I know what that balance looks like. I just know what works for me.

If you are struggling with an eating disorder, call National Eating Disorders Association Helpline at 1-800-931-2237.

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