My favorite Spice Girl hands down? "Scary Spice," aka Mel B. I admit, I got a bit of a girl crush on her well after the Spice Girls' heyday, when her fitness DVD became my go-to workout. She just has so much personality, attitude, and has never seemed to shy away from being herself. Hence why she's putting it all out there by going topless in a new breast cancer awareness campaign for the U.K. charity, CoppaFeel!, which aims to remind us all that, "Knowing your boobs could save your life." Too true!
The topless pic appears in the latest issue of Cosmopolitan UK, and features Mel with her hubby Stephen Belafonte "giving her a hand" with the shot -- a la Janet Jackson's 1993 Rolling Stone cover. And in the interview she reveals she "loves boobs" and "me and the other Spice Girls are always having a feel of each other's -- Geri came up behind me and grabbed mine the other day!" Ha, wow! But then goes on to explain the more serious reason she's involved in the campaign.
I found a lump when I was 17 and freaked out. It turned out it was nothing but it terrified me. Ever since, I’ve always been one for checking, then double checking.
But as she and CoppaFeel! note, there's nothing wrong with being incredibly well-versed with how your breasts feel. It only makes it that much easier to know when there's a change that strikes you as off. Mel's such a fan of breast self-exam that she says:
I have three daughters and one stepdaughter so I’ll show them as they get older. My eldest, Phoenix, 13, does it already.
Love it! And yeah, although this campaign is very sensual -- and some are even calling it risque -- it's also brilliant. Because it's so bold -- and so not the same old pink ribbon campaign. And anything that can nab and keep our attention like this does, that encourages us to keep up with be more in tune with our bodies and be more comfortable "copping a feel" deserves a round of applause. Go, Mel B.!
How do you feel about Mel. B.'s topless pic? Do you do breast self-exams?
Image via Cosmo UK