#1 Ginger Spice: Geri Halliwell
Their smash debut single “Wannabe”
was written and recorded in less than an hour. The girls also co-wrote
Also, they almost
called themselves the Spicy Girls, but nixed that idea when they discovered that there was a porn site by the same name.
#2 Sporty Spice: Mel C
Mel C, Mel B, Geri Halliwell, and Victoria Beckham all auditioned
(separately) for the group in 1993 after seeing a casting call for a girl group in a magazine called The Stage. While they did not audition as a group, they did all know each other, since they were always going to the same auditions.
#3 Baby Spice: Emma Bunton
Bunton was not an original member
of the group; she replaced the original fifth member Michelle Stephenson, who left the group due to an illness in her family and because she wanted to go to college. Also, when Bunton joined the group, they were named Touch.
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