Victoria Beckham Never Really Wanted to Spice Up Your Life

Tell me what you want, what you really want — was it a Spice Girls reunion? Well, too bad, because Victoria "Posh Spice" Beckham just quashed any rumors that everyone's favorite girl band would be getting together next year to celebrate their 20th anniversary. I feel a lot of things, but mostly old and sad.

A couple of days back, Scary Spice (Mel B., as her street name goes), hinted that she wanted the Spice Girls to come back and take over Vegas a la Celine Dion, which begs the question: would Vegas even have room for all the Spice Girls' terror-inducing platform shoes? But before the dream could even try to become a reality, Posh Spice was like, "I'm not THAT desperate, thank you!" (A quote from the inimitable Spice World, if you don't number among us tried and true Spice Girls fans).

Posh, in her cover interview for next month's Vogue Paris, finally gave up the ghost on why she was so surly—because she never wanted to be a pop star in the first place. She wove a pretty tragic tale:

"I realized it was finished for good in 2008, when we reformed for our reunion tour [at Madison Square Garden]," she tells the latest issue of Paris Vogue."

"It should have been the best moment of my life, but I just wanted to be elsewhere," she adds. "It wasn't a lack of respect for the girls or the audience, but the passion just wasn't there. By contrast, in my new career, the passion grows every year. I still want more."

Super cold burn to all her former gal pals. But apparently, underneath that icy exterior and knife-edged jawline, Posh is just an insecure middle-school girl at heart like the rest of us:

Her tenure as Posh Spice is also to blame for her often moody-looking face; that sour-puss phizog is actually a way of her hiding her shyness. "I looked moody. But I wasn't! I was shy, not very sure of myself," she claims. "I had to invent a character and I thought of that: staring at people and pouting. My insecurities helped me create the character in a way. Nowadays, it's like a barrier that comes back whenever I go out in public. That's the way fame has affected me."

Goddamn it, Posh, why do you have to be so endearing? As an incorrigible introvert, I've been partial to the same coping mechanisms; aka plastering on a stoic bitch-face to feign confidence. So while I'm a little heartbroken that the Spice Girls won't be reuniting, I gotta side with Posh on this one, because shy girls need to support one another.