Victoria Beckham didn’t do a massive “wannabe” in front of a live TV audience in the late 1990s.
But alas, the 48-year-old Spice Girls member was forced to weigh herself in on the British chat show “TFI Friday” in May 1999 – just two months after welcoming her son, Brooklyn.
Posh Spice recalled the embarrassing incident during an interview with Vogue Australia.
The designer said of the humiliating incident, “I went to a TV show with Chris Evans several years ago and I had Brooklyn and lost a lot of weight after that.” “It happened to my mother after her pregnancy. It doesn’t mean you have an eating disorder. And he set me on the scales to weigh me.”
“Can you imagine doing that nowadays?” Beckham added.
In the clip, 56-year-old Evans asks the English superstar about her new baby and her husband, footballer David Beckham. “A lot of girls want to know, because you look great again, how did you get back to your shape after birth?” Evans inquired.
Beckham revealed at the time that she was not working out as much because of being “lazy”.
The radio host then asked if his weight had “been back to normal.” The fashion icon noted that she weighed fine and Evans pulled out a body scale from under her desk.
He petitioned her to visit him and begged him: “May I check, do you mind?”
Beckham, who called the stunt “awful,” stepped up in a big way and Evans revealed the numbers to his audience. “Eight Stones” [112 lbs.] Not bad at all, is it?” he said at the time.
Beckham also discussed the names people had called him during his career in an interview with the Australian publication.
“I have ‘porky posh,’ I have ‘skeleton posh.’ After I had Brooklyn, there was a picture of me pointing out every single part of my body from which to focus on losing weight, “He said.
The mother of four told Grazia earlier this year how the idea of being too thin is “old-fashioned.”
Beckham — who likes to eat “whole grain toast with salt on it” — explained that women nowadays “want to look healthy and shapely. They want to have some boobs — and a bum.”
When asked about his small physique, he replied: “It’s not about being a certain size. It’s about knowing who you are and being happy with who you are. I have found my balance between wanting to have fun and being disciplined about eating healthy and exercising. When you’re young you fight against that balance, but growing up I’ve reached a place where I know what that balance looks like. I just know what works for me.”