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…
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