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Alana Haim: 'I was a Spice Girls fanatic growing up'

'Change Your Mind' rocker Alana Haim has revealed that her nickname, Baby Haim, came from her overwhelming love of the Spice Girls.

The Haim star explained to TIME magazine that she especially loved Emma Bunton, whose group moniker was Baby Spice, so was delighted to be given a similar title by her friends and family:

"The reason why I'm Baby Haim is because I was the biggest Spice Girls fan growing up. I always wanted to be Baby Spice growing up, but I didn't have blonde hair. When I was 16, one of my friends was like, 'You're Baby Haim, you're the baby of the family!' and I was like, 'Oh my God, dream come true, I can be like Baby Spice'. They were the first band I was a fanatic [for]."

"It was Spice Girls and Destiny's Child, my two go-to bands. I had all the dolls, all the weird lollipops, all the movies. I was a f***ing huge Spice Girls fan, and I am not afraid to say it."

Bunton, meanwhile, recently quelled rumours of a potential Spice Girls reunion after admitting she doesn't know how they could ever surpass their Olympic performance: "After the Olympics and representing our country, that was such a big highlight and such a big thing to follow. I was speaking to Mel C (bandmate Melanie Chisholm) the other day and we were saying that was the best thing we'd ever done. It's so hard to follow that. I always say, 'Who knows?'. But it's definitely not something that's on the cards right now."

Watch a recent interview with Haim here: