Victoria Beckham has described the first time she met future husband David Beckham saying it was “love at first sight”. The 42-year-old fashion designer penned a letter to her 18-year-old self for British Vogue's October issue, where she talked about her struggles with acne, her weight and her confidence and also described the night she drunkenly met David in the Manchester United players lounge.

Victoria and David BeckhamVictoria Beckham has penned a letter to her 18-year-old self

"Learn more about football, especially the offside rule," she told her younger self. "And yes, love at first sight does exist. It will happen to you in the Manchester United players' lounge – although you will get a little drunk, so exact details are hazy.

"While the other football players stand at the bar drinking with their mates, you will see David standing aside with his family. (He's not even in the first team at this stage – you are the famous one).”

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“And he has such a cute smile. You, too, are close to your family, and you will think how similar he feels to you. He's going to ask for your number. (He still has the London-to-Manchester plane ticket on which you wrote it.)"

In the letter Victoria also told her 18-year-old self: ”I know you are struggling right now. You are not the prettiest, or the thinnest, or the best at dancing at the Laine Theatre Arts college. You have never properly fitted in…You have bad acne.

“You think the principal has put you at the back of the end-of-year show (in a humiliatingly bright purple Lycra leotard) because you are too plump to go at the front. (This may or may not be true.)” But just around the corner for Victoria was the Spice Girls and the beginning of her road to becoming a fashion icon.

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“You are going to have so much fun with your clothes – PVC catsuits; chokers that say absurd things; weird spiky blonde hair,” she added. “It will never occur to you that you appear ridiculous.

"You will turn up at awards ceremonies resembling a drag queen. But I look back at you and smile. It will add interest to your life to go from one extreme to another. I love the fact that you will feel free to express yourself."