Victoria Beckham, wife of former Manchester United star, David, has said success is not as glamorous as people see it.
She said it is difficult to maintain the status once it is achieved.
The 45-year-old British model was speaking about her career as a fashion designer in the February issue of the Harpers Bazaar.
She said her journey to fame, and subsequently establishing an acclaimed global fashion and beauty empire, is a result of “bloody hard” work on her part.
“I never just woke up like this. I learned enormously, being young and famous. You realize it’s more difficult to maintain success than actually achieve it. It’s not as glamorous as people think,” Victoria said.
In 2016, she collaborated with Estée Lauder, an American fashion mogul, on a sell-out beauty capsule, but later launched Victoria Beckham Beauty, her stand-alone collection in September 2019.
“I’ve been obsessed with make-up, skincare, and wellness for longer than I remember. I wanted to create a brand of the future, focusing on formulas, sustainability, and inclusiveness,” she continued.
Speaking further on her insecurities and family life, Victoria noted that she perceives herself as not been beautiful, however, agreed that she recognizes her imperfection while learning to live with them.
“Do I think myself beautiful? Absolutely not. But I make the best of what I have. I see my imperfections and flaws. I smile: it’s who I’m and I’m not going to try to change that.
“It’s taken me a long, long time to recognize that by 45 years old, actually, I’m all right. I work hard, I look ok, I’ve got four children that I’m incredibly proud of, a wonderful husband and I feel content.
“I’m lucky to have a job that doesn’t feel like a job; it’s my passion. But, with the kids, both David and I are hands-on. One of us will always do the school run. And we try to be home at dinnertime,” the former singer added.