'Vogue' Cover Girl Victoria Beckham Reveals Past Insecurities in Letter to Her Teen Self

'I know you are struggling right now...You have never properly fitted in...You have bad acne'

Victoria Beckham revealed past insecurities and that it was love at first sight when she met future husband David Beckham in a letter penned to her teen self in the October issue of Vogue Magazine.

The letter by the now-42-year-old implores the future Spice Girl to "learn more about football, especially the offside rule."

"And yes, love at first sight does exist," Beckham wrote.  "It will happen to you in the Manchester United players’ lounge – although you will get a little drunk, so exact details are hazy." 

More candidly, the letter also reveals the fashion icon wasn't always as confident in her own skin as she is today.

"I know you are struggling right now," she said. "You are not the prettiest, or the thinnest, or the best at dancing at the Laine Theatre Arts college. You have never properly fitted in, although you are sharing your Surrey school digs with really nice girls. You have bad acne."

But life would get better, as she noted while writing a few lines aimed at her former persona "Posh Spice."

"You are going to have so much fun with your clothes – PVC catsuits; chokers that say absurd things; weird spiky blonde hair,” she wrote. "It will never occur to you that you appear ridiculous. You will turn up at awards ceremonies resembling a drag queen. But I look back at you and smile. It will add interest to your life to go from one extreme to another. I love the fact that you will feel free to express yourself."

The October issue of Vogue hits the newsstands on Sept. 8.

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