She said she first became aware that she had what Posh had while working as a dancer in a nightclub.
'Customers started telling me how much I looked like Posh, and that I should become a lookalike,' she said.
'At the time, I was a single mum and struggling financially, so I contacted some agents and was soon being booked to open clubs and appear in magazines.
'I could earn between £18,000 and £20,000 a year.' It wasn't until two years ago that the Posh popularity started to wane.
Mrs Adams appeared in a local paper opening a charity event - which led to a stream of abusive emails to the newspaper's website.
One emailer wrote: 'Who does she think she is?' Another stated: 'She's a joker! She's a wannabe!'
One person wrote: 'I knew she was starving herself to look like Posh, how sad. Does she not realise she looks hideous?'
'When I read the comments, I shook with anger,' said Mrs Adams, who at 5ft 5in weighs nine stone and insists she has a healthy balanced diet.
'My friends were horrified when I told them about the grief I was getting over the job, but they encouraged me to stick at it.'
Even those in her home town of Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, seem to have tired of her dressing up as David Beckham's wife and driving around in a convertible.
'At first, I think people really thought I was Posh, but when they realised it was just me, they started shouting: "Imposhter! Who do you think you are?''' she said.
'One woman threw a lit cigarette at me and it bounced off my jacket.'
Mrs Adams said her husband Brett, 29, a personal trainer, remains a fan - but of her rather than Posh. 'He thinks I'm prettier,' she said.
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