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Victoria Beckham, UK ELLE


Being a Spice Girl and David Beckham's wife wasn't enough.

Victoria Beckham wanted her own thing. In a new interview with Elle UK, the designer said she doesn't "have to work," but she "[needs] to work."

"It was never my intention to prove anybody wrong," she said of her strong work ethic. "I wanted to prove to myself that I could do it."

"All these people [her fellow fashion designers], they've not just been given anything," she said. "They've worked hard. And I've never been given anything either. But I have a good work ethic; David has an incredible work ethic. I want my kids to have a good work ethic. I believe you can achieve anything if you work hard enough to get it."

Victoria, 38, is certainly glad to have a sense of belonging in the fashion community. "When I was on stage with the Spice Girls, I thought people were there to see the other four and not me," she said. "And when I go out with David and people take pictures I think, 'They're here to take David's picture.'"

That said, she's very excited about the "new chapter" in her family's life now that David, 37, has finished playing for L.A. Galaxy. "As a family, we are all very excited about what lies ahead for 2013."

That probably won't involve too much time in the kitchen. "You know what [my kids] say to me, because I'm not the best cook, although I try really hard?" she said. "They always say, 'Mummy, we know that the main ingredient in what you make is love.'"

Ah, to be a Beckham!

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