Michelle: The New Vic­to­ria Beck­ham?

She’s al­ready a firm Look favourite, but is the ca­reer-driven star about to ‘pull a VB’ too ? Go on, Michelle…

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Michelle Kee­gan is the kind of star you know you’ll have a great night out with. Down to earth, funny and friendly, it’s no sur­prise she’s been so suc­cess­ful. But she’s also am­bi­tious. First ap­pear­ing on our screens in 2008 as Cor­rie’s feisty Tina Mcintyre, the 29 year old’s since made that tran­si­tion from soap star to se­ri­ous ac­tress, as well as fash­ion de­signer – and she’s made it look easy. And who’s in­spired her along the way? None other than Vic­to­ria Beck­ham.

‘She thinks Vic­to­ria’s an amaz­ing role model,’ a pal tells us. ‘She’d love to have a ca­reer like hers.’

While VB hasn’t got Michelle’s act­ing CV (un­less we’re count­ing Spice­world, which we still con­sider one of the best 90s films ever), it’s her drive and fam­ily im­age that Michelle reveres, telling us: ‘Who wouldn’t want to fol­low in her fash­ion­able foot­steps?’

Michelle’s al­ready well on her way. She clearly takes style notes from Vic, not to men­tion us­ing her as hair­spi­ra­tion – Mich re­cently cropped her locks like Vic. Both are fash­ion icons and busi­ness­women: While Michelle has her on­go­ing suc­cess­ful col­lab with Lipsy, as well as fronting Revlon, VB’S be­come a re­spected fash­ion de­signer and launched her own make-up col­lec­tion.

There are par­al­lels in their high-pro­file mar­riages, too. Both cou­ples have en­dured scru­tiny about their re­la­tion­ships – both over­com­ing it, too, with Michelle de­fend­ing her mar­riage by call­ing ru­mours ‘ridicu­lous’, say­ing: ‘One minute “our mar­riage is on the rocks”, the next we’re “talk­ing ba­bies”!’

Like David and VB, Michelle and hubby Mark Wright have faced long-dis­tance sep­a­ra­tion. While David was play­ing for LA Galaxy, Vic­to­ria of­ten split her time be­tween Lon­don and the US. Michelle’s act­ing ca­reer re­cently re­quired her to spend months away from Mark in South Africa and when she’s off again next year, she’s de­ter­mined to make it work.

While both Vic­to­ria and Michelle have sep­a­rate projects in 2017, Look would love to see them col­lab­o­rat­ing one of th­ese days… Just imag­ine the out­fits!

The pair even have match­ing hair ! Michelle and Vic­to­ria can both pull off the LBD flaw­lessly

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