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Mel C Reveals How The Spice Girls Got Their Nicknames

Mel C Reveals How The Spice Girls Got Their Nicknames

Mel C, aka Sporty Spice, is opening up about just how the Spice Girls got their iconic nicknames in a new interview.

Speaking on The Babble podcast, the 46-year-old singer revealed that the groups’ nicknames came from a really surprising place.

“Well it’s really weird because you know Top Of The Pops, right? Such a famous show and they have a magazine. And they just used to do some silly thing at the front of the magazine every week, they’d give like…it was Britney Spears was big at the time and they called her ‘Broccoli Spears’ and Natalie Imbruglia was ‘Natalie Umbrella Stand’ and they just had these names,” Mel shared with host Matty J.

She continued, “One week, they put a spice rack and they gave us these names and they just stuck, and that was it!”

“We kind of embraced them and in the States that’s how people know us, they don’t even know our real names,” Mel added. “It was really it was a fun thing, we loved it because I think we really became caricatures of our actual selves and out and those nicknames help that.”

Mel was known as Sporty Spice, with Victoria Beckham as Posh Spice, Geri Halliwell as Ginger Spice, Emma Bunton as Baby Spice and Mel B as Scary Spice.

Just recently, Mel C opened up about how the group were almost never harassed by men. Here’s why they weren’t…

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