We found this video of Spanx creator Sara Blakely recently and were pretty impressed. 41-year-old Blakely is now the youngest self-made billionaire in the world. She used $5000 to start the company and it now makes just under $250 million in annual revenue. She owns 100% of the company and has never advertised.
Have a look.
At the Grammys this year, soul singer Adele walked away with four awards and a place on everyone’s “best dressed” list of the night.
On that same night, she was wearing “three or four” pairs of Spanx.
She admitted that little piece of information in a recent interview with NBC’s Matt Lauer.
And when Lauer asked whether she liked the way she looked, she replied: “I loved it! No, I loved it. I actually had another dress made for the Grammys and I ended up passed out in it — I had a corset on so I was like, ‘I can’t wear that.’ So I ended up wearing it on short notice.”
But she did remove two pairs of the Spanx before she sang so she could, you know, breath.
So Spanx. Otherwise known as control underwear or the undies that end just below your boobs.
It’s not just Adele that’s wearing them. There’s Bridesmaids star Melissa McCartney (who told a hilarious story of Spanx on this episode of Ellen), our very own Mamamia publisher Mia Freedman, and lots and lots of Mamamia readers.