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I got a call from the Oprah Winfrey Show. Oprah had chosen Spanx as one of her favorite products in 2000. I had boxes of product in my apartment and I had two weeks notice that she was going to say she loved it on TV and I had no shipping department. Sara Blakely#Apartment 517
Sara Blakely#Apartment 517
The word 'Spanx' was funny. It made people laugh. No one ever forgot it. Sara Blakely#Funny 67
Sara Blakely#Funny 67
We can make the world a better place, one butt at a time. Sara Blakely#Place 67
Sara Blakely#Place 67
Every time I went on stage I was so terrified I almost threw up. Sara Blakely#Almost 66
Sara Blakely#Almost 66
My first account was Neiman Marcus. I cold-called them just like I had cold-called businesses when I was selling fax machines for seven years. Sara Blakely#Account 65
Sara Blakely#Account 65
We don't have the luxury of time. We spend more because of how we live, but it's important to be with our family and friends. Sara Blakely#Family 65
Sara Blakely#Family 65
My saddlebags are why Spanx exist! Now that I have a baby I also have a muffin top. Sara Blakely#Baby 64
Sara Blakely#Baby 64
I'm just like so many women - I was frustrated, I had these white pants that I had spent a lot of money on, and you get home and you think, 'What am I really supposed to wear under this?' So it was a frustrated consumer moment. Sara Blakely#Home 59
Sara Blakely#Home 59
My training of cold-calling and everyone under the sun telling me no, and my keeping going, was a huge part of the first two years of Spanx. Sara Blakely#Everyone 56
Sara Blakely#Everyone 56
I cut the feet out of my control top pantyhose to wear under these white pants and that was the ah-ha moment that started Spanx. My own butt was my own inspiration! Sara Blakely#Control 50
Sara Blakely#Control 50
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