Victoria Beckham Reveals the Spice Girls' Original Name and Her Audition Song

by Antoinette Bueno 10:24 AM PDT, June 05, 2015
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Victoria Beckham, aka Posh Spice, is spilling some details about the origins of the beloved Spice Girls!

The 41-year-old fashion designer sat down with Fern Mallis at 92nd Street Y in New York City on Wednesday, when she happily talked about her British girl band past -- including the original name the group was supposed to be known as.

"In the beginning, we were going to be The Spicy Girls, but then we realized there was a porn site called the Spicy Girls," she dished. "That wouldn't have been good!"

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Victoria also said she beat out thousands of girls who auditioned for the group by singing "Mein Herr" from the musical Cabaret. "Everybody sang a pop song," she recalled. "I think I sang 'Mein Herr' from Cabaret, which was really, really not the right thing to do but it got me in the group."

Apparently, their famous nicknames -- Sporty Spice, Baby Spice, Ginger Spice, Scary Spice and Posh Spice -- were actually just the girls being themselves.

"Nobody put those images on us," she stressed. "We all just looked that way. I always dressed that way. Mel B was always the scary one wearing the leopard print and Emma was always the baby one wearing the pigtails and there’s those bloody awful shoes they made us -- those big platform shoes."

To this day, Victoria and her former bandmates -- Melanie Brown, Melanie Chisholm, Emma Bunton and Geri Halliwell -- have managed to maintain their friendships.

"I'm still very close with the girls," she said. "They're all really, really great girls."

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In April, Victoria revealed to Ellen DeGeneres that her 16-year-old son, Brooklyn Beckham, actually works as a busboy at a local cafe! Watch below: