People's Choice Awards 2018: Victoria Beckham on why she 'hung up her mic' and importance of female empowerment
The former Spice Girl accepted the Fashion Icon award and used the platform to talk about her fashion career and her efforts for female empowerment
Victoria Beckham was honoured with the Fashion Icon Award at the 2018 People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night. She used the platform to speak about her decade-long career in fashion and how hard she has worked to empower women through her brand.
Since reports surfaced the Posh would not be joining the Spice Girls on their reunion tour, fans have been wondering why the star chose to stay away. ET Online reports that during her speech at the awards ceremony, Victoria cleared the air. She started off with how grateful she was for the honour, saying, "This award really does mean so much to me. 10 years ago, I embarked on the most exciting, nerve-racking and all-consuming vision. And to have that recognized here tonight is just incredible."
Victoria also addressed her nervousness, explaining why she needed to read her speech off cue cards, "I do apologize for reading off of cards, but I hung up my microphone some time ago, and I get a little scared when I get on stage and I see a mic," she said.
Beckham also playfully managed to incorporate a lyric from her hit song 'Wannabe' into her speech. She addressed her fans, saying "I always told myself, 'Dream big, and then dream even bigger.' And I wanted to show that, if I can do it, then really anyone can do it. And what you can achieve really can be limitless, if you, I can't help it, if you really, really want it, OK?"
She also added, "They told me at the table, they said, 'You've come all the way from London, you've got to get up then and you've got to give them what they want, what they really, really want, that's all I'm saying."
The former Spice Girl explained how female empowerment has been a driving force behind the choices she has made in her fashion and design career. She said, "So many years ago, I started with girl power, and now that message is still as strong as ever, but now it's through the privilege of being able to empower women through my designs."
She ended her speech with a motivational message for women, saying, "I've always been surrounded by strong, supportive women. And that's as true now as it was back then. So, for all the women out there who have ever been doubted or doubted themselves, this award tonight is for all of us."
Earlier this month, when the Spice Girls announced their 2019 reunion tour, Victoria Beckham released an official statement saying that she would not be joining her former bandmates as she was focussing on her clothing label.