Victoria Beckham used to make the best weird faces in her early Spice Girls days

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.