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Mel B posed in a sizzling new lingerie shoot for a body confidence campaign alongside her lookalike daughter Phoenix.
The Spice Girl, 48, flashes her abs while modelling a series of colourful undergarments for Pour Moi’s summer collections in unedited images.
In one snap, the mother and daughter duo donned matching lace underwear sets, with Mel dressed in white and Phoenix, 24, in red.
The pair then posed in plunging leopard print corset tops and leather trousers while smiling for snaps.
Mel and Phoenix were then joined by Scary Spice’s mother Andrea, with the trio sporting stunning swimwear and standing by the pool.
Wow! Mel B posed in a sizzling new lingerie shoot for a body confidence campaign alongside her lookalike daughter Phoenix
Gorgeous: The Spice Girl, 48, flashes her abs while modelling a series of colourful undergarments for Pour Moi’s summer collections in unedited images
Mel’s incredible figure didn’t come without hard work, especially since she gained a stone from eating ‘constantly’ during the coronavirus lockdowns, she reveals.
And while she enjoys getting a sweat on in her home gym, the singer admits she previously used exercise as a means to escape her abusive ex-husband Stephen Belafonte, 48, during their 10 year marriage – claims he denies.
In an exclusive interview with MailOnline, the singer tells how she used her latest project to reclaim her body, her freedom, and her family after being forced away from many of her loved ones for a decade.
‘During Covid, I put on quite a lot of weight on,’ she confesses. ‘About a stone. I was at home a lot just eating constantly and I’d felt comfortable because I wasn’t going out. So I decided at the start of this year that I would just get back to myself.
‘But e ven when the Spice Girls started, before I got married, I was constantly either going to the gym or eating healthily or doing some juicing. I was really kind of active with taking care of my body and my mind and was getting into a lot of meditation.
‘So, this time around I just literally put myself back there and gave myself some fair but kind of regimented guidelines.
‘Once the lockdown lifted, one of the things I realised is how much my day in, day out was just based around the kitchen and the fridge so I changed that and I had to change that.
‘I wanted to feel like I had more energy and I think no matter what body shape I’ve had, I’ve always been confident. But I think I’ve never been this confident both inside and out, because I really did look up the foods that were making me feel bloated or break out in rashes, whether it be eczema or pimples.’
Stunning: The pair then posed in plunging leopard print corset tops and leather trousers were smiling for snaps
Beauty: Mel opted for a dewy glam makeup look with a swipe of nude lipstick
Family: Mel and Phoenix were then joined by Scary Spice’s mother Andrea, with the trio sporting swimwear and standing by the pool
Beaming: They were all smiles while posing for group snaps
Mel was adamant that the images were not to be digitally altered, having seen many of her celebrity peers look unrecognisable on magazine covers and social media.
She insists, ‘Well, I’m kind of old school and back in the day when we did photoshoots for the Spice Girls, we were adamant not to get anything retouched.
‘And back then it wasn’t a thing to do anyway. Whereas I’ve found more, especially over the last five to 10 years, people don’t even look the same when you see them, whether it be their social media or their photo shoots that they do, whether it be front covers of magazines, they look completely different.
‘I just don’t really see what the point is. Because if you’re doing a shoot being you, trying on whatever outfit that you think looks really, really good on you, then why retouch it? It’s just giving a fake image. So I was adamant for no retouching to be happening.’
The Own Your Confidence campaign is dedicated to women celebrating women. Mel B and Pour Moi have join forces with the shared belief that everybody deserves to feel confident no matter what shape, size or skin tone they may be.
It comes after Mel B’s lookalike daughter Phoenix Brown was the double of her famous mother as she recreated some of the Spice Girl’s iconic looks from the band’s nineties heyday.
In pictures and videos posted on Instagram and TikTok , Phoenix dressed just like Scary Spice Mel, 47, did in the video for the group’s 1996 hit Say You’ll Be There.
While in other images she donned colourful attire similar to that worn by Mel on the cover of the act’s 1997 single Spice Up Your Life.
Recreating the Say You’ll Be There look, Phoenix gave a glimpse at her midriff as she wore a cropped leopard print top which she teamed with a black mini skirt with a side split.
She wore a pair of edgy black boots as she stood on a sandy gravel road to go some way to mimicking the scenery of the scorched Mojave Desert in California where the Say You’ll Be There video was filmed.
Fruits of her labour: Mel’s incredible figure didn’t come without hard work, especially since she gained a stone from eating ‘constantly’ during the coronavirus lockdowns, she reveals
Honest: And while she enjoys getting a sweat on in her home gym, the singer admits she previously used exercise as a means to escape her abusive ex-husband Stephen Belafonte
Phoenix’s curly hair was seen styled to the side just like her mother’s was at the time of filming and she held her clenched fist out to the front as her parent did on location.
The video was filmed on 7 and 8 September 1996 when Mel was just 21 years old, two years younger than Phoenix is today, and more than three years before Phoenix was born.
Captioning one post, Phoenix – who Mel shares with her dancer ex-husband Jimmy Gulzar – wrote: ‘Say you’ll be there – music video shoot (1996).’
Own your confidence with Pour Moi’s Summer Lingerie and Swimwear collections. To shop Mel’s favourite confidence boosting pieces head to Pour Moi’s website.
Double take: It comes after Mel B’s lookalike daughter Phoenix Brown (left) was the double of her famous mother this week as she recreated the Spice Girl’s iconic looks from the band’s nineties heyday (Phoenix’s mother Mel B, right, pictured on the set of the Say You’ll Be There in 1996)