Victoria Beckham’s thin because she hardly eats, and other shocking facts

Hilary Fannin: You never know what you’ll learn at the beautician’s

Posh and Becks: there was a time when “Victoria exclusively ate only peas”; she also chews coffee beans at parties, according to the magazines in the beautician’s waiting room. Photograph: Frazer Harrison/Getty

Posh and Becks: there was a time when “Victoria exclusively ate only peas”; she also chews coffee beans at parties, according to the magazines in the beautician’s waiting room. Photograph: Frazer Harrison/Getty

I was flicking through the magazines on the waiting-room table, waiting for my name to be called. I began by reading an illuminating piece about why Victoria Beckham is thin. “Victoria Beckham,” the article boldly stated, “is thin because she eats very few calories!”

Well, gag me with a spoon, I thought, you learn something every day. According to the article, there was a time when “Victoria exclusively ate only peas”. (Or maybe she ate only exclusive peas; I can’t quite remember.) Anyhow, she jettisoned the exclusive-pea diet on the advice of her husband, David, who probably feared she might turn into a little frozen green orb and roll under the freezer.

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