It's hard to believe it's only been 13 years since Sarah Blakely figured out that footless pantyhose could shape a person's most malleable bodily features to be as slim as they'd like. Blakely's Atlanta-based company has since grown to 125 employees and more than 200 products, but Spanx insists that most of its products are still made right here in the U.S. That includes the "In-Power" line that not only made Spanx famous but helped Blakely get the attention of Marquis Jet's chief executive, formerly known as this guy. Let this be a lesson: If the founder of a multimillion-dollar business hears you once told half of America to Shake It Like A While Girl, you're inviting as little shaking as possible once you're married.
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