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David Beckham Talks First Kiss, Snoop Dogg and Hidden Skills
In a frank and humorous chat, the LA Galaxy midfielder revealed how he and wife Victoria shared their first kiss after a date at his local pub. He also jokingly explained how he thought the former Spice Girl was stalking him at first and how a few glasses of red wine in the players’ lounge at a soccer game led to eleven years of marriage and three beautiful children.
The lucky few fans that got to pose their questions had been selected from the Yahoo! network of nearly 600 million global users who had been asked to submit their question on Yahoo! Answers. The interview itself, which was streamed live worldwide on Yahoo!, saw Beckham spend more than 90 minutes answering a variety of questions.
Two of the coveted questions came from Los Angeles, with one representative asking whether or not it was true that Beckham reviews Snoop Dogg’s albums before they are released. Beckham replied that he did indeed listen to Snoop Dogg’s last album about 10 days before it came out and gave it a raving review.
In response to the second question from the United States, all about living in Los Angeles, Beckham discussed his love of basketball and the joy he receives watching the growth of soccer in America. The England native also spoke openly about life at home, confessing that his dancing leaves his wife in tears of laughter and after hours of practice with his children he could easily be a professional LEGO builder if he was not a soccer player.
Beckham told the audience how he has started to make plans for a life after soccer as this is “just the beginning,” but admitted that a job in soccer management is not something he is considering.
“I want to thank Yahoo! and everyone in the audience and around the world who submitted a question,” said David Beckham. “This has been just an amazing experience.”
Earlier this month, David Beckham signed a global sponsorship deal to serve as Yahoo!’s Global Sports Ambassador. The partnership brings together the world’s largest online media company and the world’s most iconic sports star to offer exclusive content only found on Yahoo! for Yahoo!’s coverage of the World Cup and the 2010/11 soccer season.
“David Beckham’s interview with fans around the world perfectly illustrates our vision of being the center of people’s online lives,” said Elisa Steele, CMO of Yahoo! “Yahoo! has brought together millions of people from 19 different countries to gather questions for Beckham from our various properties and products. We’re delighted to have been able to host this, the biggest opportunity to engage with his fans yet.”