Cheeky Girls take swipe at Victoria Beckham’s ‘flop’ pop career as they make comebackApril 26, 2022
The Cheeky Girls have taken a swipe at Victoria Beckham’s “flop” pop career as they make their comeback to the music scene.
Twins Monica Taylor and Gabriela Irimia, 39, found fame after they appeared on Popstars: The Rivals in 2002, and released their smash hit song, Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum).
The duo were signed with Telstar Records but the label went bust two years after they signed, and they’re putting it down to Victoria Beckham’s ill-fated solo career.
Monica toldThe Sun: “They spent our money – spent everybody's money – on Victoria Beckham and she flopped.
“She's a lovely person and everything, and she really tried to have a go at her solo career. But we suffered the consequences."
The twins, who hail from Romania, only discovered their record label had gone bust through newspaper reports, after the label moved the rights to their discography to sister company Telstar Music for just £1.
Monica and Gabriela were also left with a £65,000 hotel bill, as well as charges for a rented flat and recording sessions.
They’re making their comeback with a new single named Let's Have Fun.
The girls achieved massive fame after they appeared on Popstars: The Rivals in 2002, but it was actually their mother Margit Semal who entered them into the talent show.
She was also the one who wrote their song Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum), which took a little while for Monica and Gabriela to get on board with, after their initial reaction was “no way”, before conceding that the song was “made for them”.
Speaking of their time on the talent show, Monica revealed that judge Louis Walsh, 69, thought they were transsexuals when they auditioned.
She said: “He definitely thought we are transsexuals, because we had short hair… literally no boobs.
“I really didn’t like my hair, to be fair, back then. I didn’t like looking back at the pictures. It was awful for me.”
The girls went on to have plastic surgery, spending £100,000 between them on boob jobs after their record label employed a body double for the video of their 2003 single Take Your Shoes Off.
It wasn’t all plain sailing though as the twins’ slim frames meant that their bodies rejected the implants and numerous surgeries were required to fix them.
Monica has said that they have “no regrets” though, and that she’s “so glad” they underwent the procedures.
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