Put on her big girl panties — literally.
Founder of Spanx Sara Blakely Get through a few speed bumps on your way to becoming a shapeshifting tycoon, and an exclusive sneak peek of E!’s True Hollywood Story special! Billionaire: Fiercely Rich, Fearless, and Dirty, which premieres tonight, November 15, gives you new insight into Sara’s perseverance to achieve success.
“After being turned down by every knitwear maker in North Carolina, Sara went home to regroup,” the voiceover said in the clip. “But her father’s early lessons about seeing failure as a learning tool made her determined not to give up on her ideas.”
Stephanie Wetzel, The author of The Spanx Story, explaining that Sara received an unexpected call from another producer after she was rejected. “He said, ‘I have two daughters and I told them about this product,’ and they said, ‘This is amazing, you have to help her,'” Stephanie noted. “He said, ‘I am. I still think it’s crazy, but I’ll help you.'”