Real Woman Behind Joy Debuts a Redesigned Miracle Mop, Sells More Than 210,000 Units
With the Golden Globes right around the corner, we have our fingers crossed for Jennifer Lawrence, who gives an impressive turn as famed inventor Joy Mangano in the recently released film Joy. The movie tells the story of Mangano’s tumultuous rise to success on the back of her popular creation the Miracle Mop, a self-wringing cleaning device that achieved record-breaking sales on home shopping channel QVC.
This past Sunday, 25 years after the making of her original model, Mangano debuted her redesigned Miracle Mop on HSN, selling more than 210,000 units, according to a press release. “I realize now the only thing harder than inventing is reinventing,” said Mangano (the updated version, in case you were wondering, comes in a variety of colors, and includes a quick release removal system so users can wash the mop head easily and mess-free).
Watch the video above for a special Hollywood-meets-real-life moment in which David O. Russell, the director of Joy, calls in and purchases a whopping 13 Miracle Mops.