Trinny Woodall left with ‘no alternative’ but to sell house and clothes amid career woes
Trinny Woodall, 58, has made a sensational comeback with her brand Trinny London, which has gone from struggling to find investors five years ago, to being valued at £180 million. However, the former Trinny & Susannah TV star has admitted her path was far from smooth, revealing she was forced to sell her house in a “very scary” leap of faith. Trinny first found fame in the early 2000s co-presenting makeover show What Not to Wear with her on-screen partner Susannah Constantine, 60.The star went on to have a successful television career, but faced some tough times thanks to her self-confessed past issues with substance abuse. Now, Trinny is the main shareholder of Trinny London, with a 42 per cent stake in a company that is worth millions. Unfortunately, it was initially difficult for the fashion expert to find investors despite her years of experience. “I was not earning the money I had been,’ she said of her financial issues at the time. “I couldn’t afford to live in the house I was living in, so I rented it out, and sold quite a few of my clothes. “I then did a small raise, which I used for product development.