Photo Credit: TheCattwalk.com
Catt Sadler is not one to shy away from her Midwest roots. If you even know just the littlest bit about the E! News host, you know she’s a not-so-subtle Snapchat addict, she has a killer sense of style, and she was born and raised in Indiana. While growing up in the rural community of Martinsville, Sadler always knew she would end up on the West Coast doing what she does best — entertaining audiences.
The E! News host made the permanent move to Los Angeles almost ten years ago when she was appointed host of The Daily 10 alongside former E! personalities Sal Masekela and Debbie Matenopolous.
Now a full time resident of the City of Angels and a staple to the entertainment industry, the mom of two recently came back home to Indiana where she was asked to host a basketball event, “Hoosier Hysteria,” for her alma mater Indiana University. In between touring her old sorority and stopping by popular campus hot spots, Sadler graciously carved out a few minutes to speak with one of Womensforum’s IU writers - me!
Catt shared her journey from the cornfields of Martinsville to the red carpets of Hollywood, starting with what the key was to her success.
“Some people say luck, some people say timing. I always knew I had a certain purpose to be in front of people — that always drove me. So I was very, very driven. I engineered the path that was right for me.”
As always, with every success story, there’s a string of meaningful failures behind it.
“I made mistakes and it wasn’t always a perfect fit, but I think I always expected to succeed.”
While visiting IU, Sadler’s most loyal fan base were eager to hear some encouraging advice for their own futures, many of whom aspire to be “the next Catt Sadler.”
Sadler insists, “You have to believe in every fiber of your being that you deserve it, and you can attract it, and you will find your way.” Before getting a little teary-eyed in front of her former home, Chi Omega, she added, “I think if you hold onto what you know at the core is true for you, that will serve you very well.”
While genuine hard work is valued and Sadler insists that your GPA does matter, she elaborates on the theory that "limitations don't exist and reach for the stars."
As for what’s next for Sadler, her fashion blogging and “cattfirmations” are budding on her website, The Cattwalk, plus she’s finishing up an inspiring documentary project - Women Like Us, and as we all know, she’s on E! News every night at 7 and 11:30 p.m.
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