Former SPICE GIRL Victoria Beckham was dreading her appearance as a catwalk model at a fashion show in Italy yesterday (16JAN06), because she thought she'd be too short.

The wife of soccer superstar David Beckham agreed to model for designer Roberto Cavalli at the Milan event to raise money for charity.

She says, "I was so nervous. I'm not a model, I was just about the shortest person there.

"But the reception I got was fantastic - when I came out everybody clapped and that gave me a huge boost."