More About Melanie
I thought I should add a bit of info about Melanie C, so I'm going to put up the things I find most interesting. And the poem is one I wrote about her.
|| Ode to Melanie
Mel calls herself a 'Northern Star'
And to me she is just that
She's far away and out of reach
Oh how that makes me sad.
I'd love for us to sit and talk
About the things within this world
I want to know about the things
That make her Melanie Chisholm
I know that she is influenced
By the one and only Madonna
But does she know who I admire
The one I look up to most?
This girl who has outstanding taste
Supports my favourite football team
And I know that if she was my friend
I'd never let Mel walk alone
She used to have brown hair (like mine)
And then Mel had a change
The next time that we saw her
Mel had a gorgeous jet black mane
But once again we had a shock
When Mel next appeared on our screens
Mel's hair was mid length honey blonde
But this was soon to change, when she had a stylish crop.
My favourite spice has lost her trademark image
No more tracki bottoms on the telly
But the new rock chick look is a hit
Sometimes it turns my legs to jelly.
I know we'll never meet
But yes, it is my dream
But I'll see you on the stage Mel
On November 5th in Wembly
|| Info @ a glance
Name: Melanie Jayne Chisholm
Nicknames: Sporty Spice, Mel C, Scouse, Chisi, Holland
DOB: January 12, 1974
Star Sign: Capricorn
Zodiac Sign: Tiger
Birthplace: Whiston Hospital, Merseyside
Hometown: Widnes (near Liverpool)
Hair: Brown...but dyed black, also had a spell when it was red and black then blonde
Features: Pierced nose (which she has now taken out) Gold Tooth, 9 tattoo's (Celtic Arm Band, Chinese characters for Woman And Strength (which she counts as 2 and is the sign on toilets in japan!),Celtic Cross, the word ANGEL, and Lotus Flower with a tibetan symbol which means grounding.
Likes: Adidas, Chinese Food, Soccer
Loves: Liverpool FC, food shopping, trackies
Hates: Smoking, narrow minded people, rude people
Biggest Influence: Madonna
Tried to: Moon audience at TOTP (wasn't successful).
Almost: Danced in Cats and acted in Tank Girl
Wants to be: Fat, Lazy Spice.
Favorite Football Team: Liverpool
Favorite Footballer: Steve McManaman, Jamie Redknapp
Favorite Athlete: Linford Christie
Favorite Saying: You'll never walk alone!
Favorite TV Show: Brookside
Favorite Film: Toy Story
Favorite Animal: Giraffe
Favorite Color: Red
Favorite Musician: Madonna, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Willis????
Favorite Bands: Blur, Oasis, Supergrass, Beatles
Favorite Songs: Eleanor Rigby, Song 2
Did You Know...
Melanie has a habit of cracking her knuckles
She sometimes cries when they're on stage
She Used to bully her little cousin and brother
Her Mom cried when she saw the Momma video
Melanie only thinks she's hard when people get on the wrong side of her.
She once felt guilty for upsetting a young boy for wearing a Man United top
She once had to watch a match from the Man United end!!!!
Melanie can play the guitar
If she could be any animal she'd be a Panther
If she weren't a Spice Girl, she could see herself being landlady of a pub
Her first job was collecting sheets in a hotel in Spain.
On Her Appearance: "I'd love to be able to wear skirts like Victoria, but I don't really like my legs."
On Make-up: "My make-up bag isn't very good because I'm really not a make-up person.
On Fitness: "I like to exercise, so I go to the gym about five times a week. I run about five miles, do weights and alot of abdominal work".
More...: "It doesn't matter how you get fit, as long as you enjoy it and it's not a chore. At school you've got really good opportunities, 'cos you can be in the football, hockey or netball team. But, when you leave school it gets much more difficult."
And...: "If you want to fell good, you've got to be good to your body. Just look after yourself."
Finally...: "I love to exercise, and I go to the gym alot. But, I still find that one of the best ways to exercise is to put on my favorite tunes and jump around like a nutter!"
On Eating: "These days I'm eating loads of natural things like pulses and nuts and grains, fruit and vegetables and drinking a lot of water. It's made me feel loads better."
On Confidence: "You have to be cool with yourself. For a long time I, like many other girls, hated the way I looked. You hate your hair, you think you're fat, and you're not happy with this or that and you think all your friends are better than you. That is no way to live."
Are You Shy?: "I'm really shy and quiet, especially if you don't know me. But, when it comes to performing, I find it alot easier.
Aspirations: "I wanted to be a dancer, but I've also been into football because of where I'm from - everyone from Liverpool loves football. And, ballet and football aern't all that different. There's alot of skill involved in both."
|| Some Melanie C Quotes
"Look at what the Spice Girls have achieved. Five of us we had nothing. We had no money we had no job. We came from nowhere. We had no connections. We made it to be one of the biggest bands in the world. If that is not a good role model, I don’t know what is."
"Where I am now is proof if you want something badly enough you can get it."
“Believe in yourself. Be strong with what you believe in and going for it."
"Sexiness is in the eye of the beholder
"You can be good but you can always be better"
"I haven't got a problem with anybody in the world because life's too short, you know and I don't wanna disrespect people. Because I get enough flack myself, and I'm very sensitive and it hurts and I know it hurts. Everybody's just a human being at the end of the day and you know I'm just trying my best and working my hardest."
"I'm just a normal girl from England, and I've achieved my wildest dreams."
"Always go out for what you want but never ever hurt anyone in the process."
"Everybody's entitled to an opinion so I don't mind as long as they give me a fair chance."
"The thing is other people's opinions have got nothing to do with you because you are the only one that really knows yourself."
"People can think what they want."
"Scruffy, but comfy. I like to be comfortable and clean, that's important. The music you listen to influences what you wear - so maybe I'm a bit indie. I like my trainers and the casual look. Indie-casual-rock-chick, that's my style. I can't be bothered with makeup but I think it's nice when you have a special occasion to get dressed up. But if you look like that every day, then you don't look special, do you?"
"This is me, this is how I look, and if I'm in the paper looking rough, so what?"
"Eyes are the window of the soul. I think you can show whatever you're feeling through your eyes."
"I never compromise my personality."
"You can improve yourself but you're never gonna change yourself."
"I am the plain one of the group, but I don't mind. Deep down I am confident about who I am."
"I'm very determined. I think I can be a bit annoying, but I'm glad I'm like that. I don't think I'm a great singer, but I love it and think maybe people enjoy my singing because I enjoy it so much."
"You'll never walk alone."
"Stick to your guns and stand up for what you believe in. Anything is possible if you can dream it."
"Do exactly what you want to do and don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Accept yourself."
"A lot of people don't realize that we write our own music and a lot of people don't BELIEVE that we write our own material. But we DO write our own material and people can think whatever they want because we don't care. The basic thing is we do, WE know we do, so think what you want."