Ever wondered how the Spice Girls got their nicknames?

Well, the reality isn't actually that exciting.

Scary Spice, aka Melanie Brown aka Mel B has revealed that the names Scary Spice, Baby Spice, Sporty Spice, Ginger Spice and Posh Spice were not the results of some clever marketing campaign, but rather the consequence of a 'lazy journalist' who "couldn't be bothered to remember all [their] names".

Brown made the comments in an interview with The Huffington Post. "We were like, 'Oh, well, that kind of works," she said. "I don't mind my name. Do you like your name? Baby? Posh?' We were like, 'Let's just go with it.'"

The journalist was revealed to be Peter Loraine, editor of Top of the Pops magazine - who reportedly said in the past: "We laughed the most when we came up with Scary. Jennifer Cawthron, who was also from Leeds, came up with that one because Mel B was so loud and had tried to take over our whole photo shoot."

Mel B admitted that she was "in your face" back then. "I was, what, 17, 18, like, 'What! What do you want?!'," she said. "So I guess I could have come off as Scary. But I like my name."

It was recently revealed that talks have been held about a potential Spice Girls reunion in 2016.


Via The Huffington Post