Think what you'd like about Victoria Beckham. Ignore the famous friends, the endless stream of paparazzi pictures and the glorious nightlife.

She's just like the rest of us, or, so she'd like us to think.

"People can have preconceptions because of the photographs that they see of me, because of some of the stories that they read about me as well, and a lot of the time it couldn't be further from the truth," said Beckham, known to many as Posh Spice of the Spice Girls fame. "I'm just a really normal girl."

Well, sort of. She's got the hunky soccer player husband David Beckham, a gaggle of kids and a new life in Los Angeles.

But don't believe everything you've read about the friend of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes.

She denies she got a $1.8 million diamond-encrusted sex toy, as reported in Sunday's Los Angeles Times. "We've worked very, very hard to get to where we have, and I think that we do buy each other nice things, but it's never as extravagant as people make out," Beckham said.

"I think they obviously exaggerate things, so I don't have a diamond-encrusted vibrator. I don't even have a fake diamond-encrusted vibrator."

Americans will get a peek into the life of the Beckhams Monday on NBC when the network airs "Victoria Beckham: Coming to America," a one-hour special tracking her move to Los Angeles, where David will play with the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Other views of the Beckhams, aka Posh and Becks, will be on display in the August issue of W magazine. They strike a sultry pose on the cover, on newsstands July 20, but things get more seductive in a photo spread inside.

Steven Klein's photos show the pair in various states of undress - kissing passionately, sunning themselves atop a car and having an intimate moment in the bedroom.

"I think people are really going to see me for the first time," Victoria tells the magazine.

"I think they have this impression that I'm this miserable cow who doesn't smile. But I'm actually quite the opposite."

The couple, married in September 1999, got together in 1997 after meeting at a soccer game in London.

"I didn't really know who he was," she says in the magazine. "He was always with his mom, dad and sister while a lot of the footballers were at the bar getting drunk. I could sense right from the start that David was a gentleman, and very family-oriented, which is important because I'm the same."

They also connect on a sartorial level.

"I've always had a liking toward clothes, but when I met Victoria, she directed me in the right way," he tells W.

"When she tells me something doesn't look good, I believe her. We have a connection that way."

The TV special started as a series, but was cut back when David needed to stay abroad longer than planned. And, no, it's not about Victoria looking for an acting gig.

"I must be the only person in L.A. that doesn't want to be in films," she told reporters earlier this week, adding, "Have you seen 'Spice World' the movie? I wasn't really that good."

Still, viewers will see a little of her new stateside life.

"I've had fun doing this," said Beckham. "At the end of the day, if people like it, then that's great. And if they don't, then they don't. I'm not losing any sleep over that."

But don't expect to see any interaction with her fabulous friends.

"I like to keep my personal life separate . . . and, no, I didn't want any of my friends in it, either," she said.

Other than the recently announced Spice Girls reunion tour, Beckham has denied she's planning to resurrect her career.

The tour is to open Dec. 7 in Los Angeles, reuniting the five-member girl group that sold millions of records in the 1990s before breaking up in 2001. *

The Associated Press contributed to this article.