Victoria Beckham is known as one of the most beautiful celebrities on the planet — but not for her smile.
The former Spice girl, who is on her way to building a fashion empire, is famous for refusing to flash her pearly whites to the paparazzi, instead adopting a scowl celebrity watchers are all too familiar with. Recently Beckham let out a grin for the cameras. It made headlines.
Speaking with the New York Times T magazine, the famous fashionista has revealed why she refused to turn her frown upside down.
"I smile in family pictures," she says.
"When you're in a position to be paparazzi-ed just walking down the street you'd look a little daft if you were smiling all the time."
Despite being conscious of appearing "daft", the former pop star told the magazine she is relaxed about how she looks in pictures, saying she doesn't like to hide her age and hates retouching.
"I don't want to be made to look like I'm 25," she said.
"I'm 39. I don’t have any issues with my age.
"I find it embarrassing when you don't look like yourself, when you've had tons of retouching.
In the wide-ranging interview, spoke of life as a busy mother and becoming a business phenomenon in the fashion world.
"I am very career-minded," she said, but made her priorities clear: "I am a working mum," she said.
Yes, any insight into the behind-the-scenes life of Victoria Beckham makes for an interesting interview, but we know you really want to know about David.
Though the Beckhams, including three children Harper and her three brothers Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz, enjoy the services of a chef "a couple of days a week", the kitchen is Dad's domain.
"David does the cooking," Victoria said.
"Yes, he's really good," she said, explaining that he picked up his skills while the family was living in LA, and he was playing soccer in Italy.
Alone on his days off, "he decided to go to culinary school," she said.