Victoria Beckham, a fashion designer, Spice Girls singer and wife of soccer star David Beckham, has long been made fun of by critics for rarely smiling in public and recently explained why she avoids it - fashion.
"I actually used to smile a lot in pictures," she told Glamour magazine. "I think I only stopped smiling when I got into fashion. [Laughs.] Fashion stole my smile! I've created this person. And I'm not saying that's not me, but I wouldn't say that's the whole me ... It's an armor that goes up."
Beckham, 38, made her comments in an interview published in the outlet's September 2012 issue. She graces the cover and also worked as a guest editor.
Beckham had often maintained a stern look in professional press photographs even before she began her fashion design career in 2004.
She often stood out in pictures that showed her alongside her fellow four Spice Girls, Gerri Halliwell, Emma Bunton, Melanie Chisholm and Melanie Brown, who usually sported smiles and sometimes appeared goofy. Beckham's demeanor and chic fashion style earned her the nickname "Posh Spice."
The British pop star and designer lives in the Hollywood hills with her 37-year-old husband, who plays for the Los Angeles Galaxy, sons Brooklyn, 13, Romeo, 9, and Cruz, 7, and daughter Harper, 1. Beckham also talked to Glamour about the prospects of expanding her family.
"I'd like everybody to be healthy and happy," Beckham told Glamour. "I'd like to be growing the business at a steady pace, and to be making more women feel empowered, beautiful, and confident. And I'd never say never about another baby. It's a juggling act - a career, family, a husband who's busy. But I'd never say never!"
(Pictured above: L to R: Victoria Beckham appears on the cover of Glamour magazine's September 2012 issue. / Victoria Beckham appears at the launch of the Range Rover Evoque Special Edition at the Central Academy of Fine Arts on April 22, 2012 in Beijing, China. / Victoria Beckham holds the hand of her husband, David Beckham (not pictured), during the TV show "Wetten dass..?" in Germany on Oct. 13, 2001.)