Victoria Beckham 'takes the mickey' out of herself

18 June 2014 / 2 years 4 months ago

Victoria Beckham claims she has a great sense of humour and doesn't take herself seriously.

The singer-turned-designer is famed for her poker face and rarely flashing a smile for the cameras, but she insists she secretly has a great sense of humour and doesn't take herself too seriously.

She told ELLE Singapore magazine: "People are probably surprised that I have a sense of humour. I like to take the mickey out of myself.

As much as I take what I do very seriously, I also want to have fun. "I like to poke fun at myself... And I think that surprises people."

The 40-year-old star - who has sons Brooklyn, 15, Romeo, 12, Cruz, nine, and two-year-old daughter Harper with her husband David Beckham - puts a huge amount of pressure on herself to make her fashion empire a success and says her biggest business motivation is surpassing her own expectations.

She added: "I'm not afraid. I think you can learn from everything. I don't ever think of the negatives, I think of the positives. I'm not competing with anybody else out there; I'm just competing with myself.

"I never went into this to prove anything to anybody, other than myself. I think if you're too afraid of failure then you won't challenge yourself, then you won't move forward. I like to challenge myself."

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