Victoria Beckham Reveals the Spice Girls Were Originally Named After a Porn Site

You know it’s, like, the best #ThrowbackThursday when Victoria Beckham is chatting about the Spice Girls.

Old Spice Girls Demos
Listen to these leaked Spice Girls demos.

Posh Spice sat down for a Q&A with Fern Mallis on Wednesday and was feeling extra nostalgic, chatting about her days as a Spice Girl and even delivering some unknown bits of information.

For example, Beckham revealed some inside details about the try-outs for the girl group: “There were thousands of girls that turned up to audition for the group. There were queues around the studio. Everybody sang a pop song. I sang ‘Mein Herr’ from [the Broadway musical] Cabaret, which was really not the right thing to do, but it was very dramatic.”

When Beckham, Mel B, Emma Bunton, Mel C and Geri Halliwell ended up making the group, picking a name was next, and things could have been really with the addition of one, little “y.”

“In the beginning, we were going to be The Spicy Girls,” Beckham explained, “But then we realized there was a porn site called the Spicy Girls. That wouldn’t have been good!”

LOL! So how were all of their nicknames — Posh, Baby, Scary, Sporty and Ginger Spice — given to them?

“Posh was given to us by a British teen magazine, but we were already acting like our names,” Beckham explained. “Mel B really did dress scary, always in leopard print. Emma really was Baby; she always wore pigtails and those bloody awful platform shoes!”

And despite never, ever planning to reunite with them as a musical group again, she adds, “But I’m still very close to all of those girls. I’m really proud of what I achieved with them. We were just five girls who weren’t all that great individually, but together, we were pretty great! That’s real ‘girl power’: Be who you are, do what you like and be friends with other girls!”

Love that! GIRL POWER FOR LIFE. *Throws up peace sign.*