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She understands the importance of a crop top, even for charity events. 

These 17 Photos Prove Mel B’s Style Will Viva Forever

Nora Crotty
News Editor

I won’t lie. As a youth, Geri was my favorite Spice Girl — to be later replaced by Victoria for reasons that I still find far too painful to talk about. (Hint: Geri quit.)

But it wasn’t until later that I realized the true star of the best girl group in history: That would be Melanie Brown — aka Mel B, aka Scary Spice. No crop top was too tiny and no platform sneaker was too tall. With her natural, bouncy curls, fearlessly zany style, and rock-hard abs, Mel was a true renegade as far as late-‘90s trends were concerned. 

In honor of today being her 41st birthday, click through for 15 times she slayed the pop game in her signature “scary” style. 

(All photos: Getty) 

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