Victoria and David Beckham may be British tabloid royalty, but they're just starting to get big press "stateside."
So is Lucy Pinder. But for other reasons.
Soccer star David and Spice Girl wife Victoria are moving to L.A. this summer, a relocation so monumental that it's being captured by NBC cameras for a special airing July 16, entitled, Victoria Beckham: Coming to America.
Prior to the move, the couple spoke to W and revealed an unrehearsed charm that's sure to earn them many more fans in the U.S. Even more than this pic of David Beckham nude will get them.
From giant boobs to famous pals, to learning to smile for the media to dealing with scandals, the couple is ready to take on Beverly Hills... together. Excerpts below:
On how they met:
David Beckham: "I'm quite shy. I just sort of waved from the other side of the bar. I sort of said hello and then just went back to Manchester. I was quite upset and gutted."
Victoria Beckham: "I didn't really know who he was. I was never into football... He was always with his mom, dad and sister while a lot of the footballers were at the bar getting drunk."
"I could sense right from the start that David was a gentleman, and very family-oriented, which is important because I'm the same."
On knowing their callings at an early age:
David Beckham: "At school whenever the teachers asked, â€˜What do you want to do when you're older?' I'd say, â€˜I want to be a footballer.' And they'd say, â€˜No, what do you really want to do, for a job?' But that was the only thing I ever wanted to do."
Victoria Beckham: "Everything revolved around dancing and singing lessons. I used to customize my school uniforms. I love clothes, hair and makeup. I've always been a girly girl."
THG NOTE: So has her BFF Katie Holmes. Until she went all robot.
On Victoria's plans to win over Americans:
Victoria Beckham: "I think people are really going to see me for the first time. I think they have this impression that I'm this miserable cow who doesn't smile. But I'm actually quite the opposite. When you're out there, they're trying to get pictures up your shirt, down your top... With all the flashes, it's as much as you can do to just find your car. I'm going to try and smile more for America."
THG NOTE AGAIN: Surely Tom Cruise can give her some pointers!
On dealing with rumors and celebrity gossip centering around the story that David Beckham had an affair three years ago:
Victoria Beckham: "I'm not going to lie. It was a really tough time. It was hard for our entire families... David and I got through it together. No one said marriage was going to be easy. Yes, there have been bumps along the road. But the fact is we've come out of everything we've been through stronger and happier. It's even better now than when we were first married. After all these years, we can just come home and have a laugh together."