Get ready for a taste of Milo Spice. Nope, that’s not the name of a new Starbucks beverage. It’s a moniker you should start bestowing upon actor Milo Ventimiglia after his appearance in a recent Spice Girls tribute video. In the adorable snippet fromW, Ventimiglia sings "Wannabe" by The Spice Girls with all the charm and charisma you've come to expect from the former Jess Mariano. And with several other celebrities beside him, but, let's be real, the Gilmore Girls fan in all of us was only focused on one person here.
In celebration of 21st anniversary of "Wannabe," W magazine had several actors pay tribute to the ubiquitous '90s hit with an improv-style performance that is sure to make you smile. In addition to Ventimiglia’s star power, the video reels quite a few other high profile celebs for the Spice Girls salute — including Nicole Kidman, James Franco, Rupert Friend, Keri Russell, Alexander Skarsgård, Sanaa Lathan, and Riz Ahmed, just to name a few.
However, it goes without saying that most Gilmore Girls and This Is Us fans will most believe that Ventimiglia's performance is the ultimate highlight of the star-studded rendition. And it's worth noting that it’s kinda hard to deny his talent... or his good looks, of course.
But all of the celebs in the W video offer-up their own engaging contribution to the totally epic late '90s throwback, so brace yourself to keep this little gem on repeat when you need a little entertainment.
During his seconds-long debut as the lost Spice, Ventimiglia delves into hip-hop mode, chanting a portion of the repetitive chorus before the video cuts to Ahmed. However, once the spotlight returns to Ventimiglia, the 39-year-old actor appears to be a bit more composed, scholarly reciting, "we could just be fine" during his finale appearance in the video. There's no doubt that his magnetic performance will go over big with his adoring fans.
The fandom for the Spice Girls kicked into high gear when they dropped "Wannabe" on July 8, 1996. Upon its release, the tune, which W notes was written in less than 30 minutes and recorded in one day, cemented itself as one of the catchiest songs of all time and became a huge part of pop music history.
Most of us can agree that this latest tribute video was just the bit of '90s nostalgia that both Spice Girls and Gilmore Girls fans needed. If for no other reason, the snippet is worth a view to catch a glimpse of Milo Ventimiglia's endearing smile. That's all we want, all we really, really want.