Reading and Writing Workshop
November 19, 2012
Many of us are familiar with the Spice Girls, who held many hit singles throughout the nineties. They were a rock sensation and had millions of fans supporting them through their music, their movies, and their performances. Out of the five Spice Girls, only one is still famous today, Victoria Adams Beckham. She is still known of course for her success with her Spice sisters, for owning her own fashion line, having her own hit singles herself, and for marring her famous husband, David Beckham. With her success throughout her life, she has impacted America in many ways. Victoria Caroline Adams was born on April 17, 1974 in Hertfordshire, England to Anthony and Jacqueline Adams, the first of three children. A few years later came her younger sister Louise and her younger brother Christian. With her mom employed as a clerk and a hairdresser and her father firmly established as an electronic engineer, which provided an easy life for Victoria and her siblings in their younger years (“People”). Although being the wealthy family they were, it wasn’t always for the best. Victoria went to St. Mary’s High School in Cheshunt, where the kids would make fun of her and her family for being wealthy. She would beg her dad to not drop her off outside the school in their Rolls Royce because of the embarrassment she would suffer. She was often bullied and kids would throw rocks at her, Victoria had no friends and was considered an outsider (“Victoria Beckham.”). The desire for performing started when Victoria was watching a film called ‘Fame’ and she then realized that is what she wanted to do. With that, her parents enrolled her at Jason Theatre School where she finished out her high school career and then at seventeen she attended Laine Theatre Arts College to study dance and modeling (“People.”). At age twenty, Victoria stepped foot into an audition room in London that changed her...
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