Blake Lively Explains That Hilarious, Viral Spice Girls Throwback Photo
Earlier this month, a woman named Bria Madrid — who must have been rummaging through her old photo albums — drummed up an image from a Spice Girls concert with an unexpected feature: Lively, herself. The image includes a five-year-old Madrid and Lively, dressed in head-to-toe Baby Spice garb (pigtails included!).
"Found a picture when I was 5 at my first concert.
#SpiceGirls and took a picture with a girl dressed up as Baby Spice who I just realized now was @blakelively," Madrid wrote, to which Lively replied: "My secret is out."
But what was the degree of Lively's fandom, and how did she get that Emma Bunton-worthy dress? She told Yahoo!, finally, in an interview published Wednesday (August 22).
“My mom made that dress, actually,” she said. “And then I got the platform shoes, which was a huge thing, because I got good grades that year. I had the Baby Spice necklace. And I was so flattered, because I remember some little girl who was much younger than me asked to take a picture, because she thought I was Baby Spice.”
Lively added that she had “no aspirations” to be an actress or famous at the time, but enjoyed being “recognized for being someone I wasn’t.” Enter: Gossip Girl...