Every girl growing up in the 1990s had a favourite Spice Girl. (Or maybe two favourite Spice Girls… I could never pick between Baby or Posh).
But did you know that your favourite Spice Girl could have been someone totally different? Meet Melanie Coloma, the woman who says she was almost a member of the world’s biggest girl group.
According to The Sun, Mel auditioned with 400 other hopefuls to be a part of the all-singing, all-dancing group.
She was picked for the group, rehearsing alongisde Scary Spice Melanie Brown and even learning songs and choreography, before management decided her “voice was too strong” to work in a group.
Two years later, she saw the video for the group’s debut single (and girl power anthem) Wannabe. Awks.