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"I WANNA REALLY REALLY really wanna zigazig ha!" They certainly do. With bubbly lyrics like these from their No. 1 hit "Wannabe" on their debut album, Spice, and with as much attitude as artistry, the quintet of exhilarating condiments from Britain commands the pop moment. A movie is in the works and maybe a clothing line. Spice Girls (from left, Victoria Adams, Geri Halliwell, Melanie Chisholm, Emma Bunton and Melanie Brown) inspire global sales—and teen fantasies. But they pooh-pooh serious glitz. "I quite like a bad hair day," says Geri, 24, known as Sexy Spice. "I'll just leave it and say it's the rock and roll look." Melanie B, 21, called Scary Spice for her pierced tongue, takes the same laissez-faire approach: "I just look at myself and go, 'Yeah, real nice.' " But Sporty Spice, Melanie C, 23, sort of wishes she had more, well, up front. "In high school I was teased," she says. "They used to call me Holland because Holland is so flat." As for self-improvement, why hit the StairMaster when you can cruise the mall? "I try to go to the gym," says Posh Spice, Victoria, 23, the group's fashion maven, "but when I'm not working, I'm shopping." The five unite behind their slogan, "Girl Power!" "I'm not the thinnest of people, but that doesn't bother me," says Baby Spice, Emma, 21. "You've got to make the best of what you've got. Just put on your makeup and get out there and do it."