Kayleigh Roberts
Updated May 28, 2016
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Victoria Beckham, aka Posh Spice, is known for being, well, posh. She’s sophisticated and cool. She looks perfectly collected in pretty much every picture she takes. Like so:

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But back in the early days of the Spice Girls, Posh made some really quality silly faces. We’re talking way, way back in ’96 and ’97.

Here she is in a Spice Girls promo pic from 1996, exuding childlike enthusiasm about this pose.

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Here she is smiling SO BIG at a signing in 1997.

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Here she is losing all chill at the same event. Her face is full of pure emotion.

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Turns out, the shrug emoji was based on Posh. That’s a lie, but based on this picture, it at least seems plausible.

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Posh used to mug to cameras with full-on jazz hands and crazy eyes. There’s nothing not to love about this picture.

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And here she is, so excited to be using the internet because weren’t we all in the late ’90s?

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Here’s to Posh Spice’s wonderfully weird photo-taking past. It’s glorious.