The first Mary Kay pink Cadillac was purchased in 1968 by Mary Kay herself as a personal car. She had the dealership paint it a light shade of pink to match some of her most popular cosmetics. The car attracted all sorts of attention and she took advantage of this, buying a pink Cadillac for her top sellers.. eventually working the whole thing into part of her genius pyramid scheme that continues to this day.
So it works like this, you con 12 desparate people into becoming ‘members’ who essentially work under you, the ‘consultant’. You and your 12 cronies then meet a minimum requirement of sales ($18,000 within 4 months as of 2008). Congratulations, you are now a ‘Grand Achiever’, at this level you qualify to lease a ‘Career Car’ for 2 years. Depending on your month to month sales your ‘co-op lease’ payment is determined. If you keep sales high Mary Kay will cover you, if you start to slack you will owe more and more, up to $500 a month (if you never regain your momentum they will take the car away from you). That’s a lot of hard work just to earn the privelage of only leasing a rolling billboard.
I hate knowing that having the pink Cadillac actually helps to sell products. You sell the products to earn the car to sell more products, ugh. If you see one on the streets it’s pretty safe to say that the driver will be able to hustle their goods to you due to the fact that part of the GM/Mary Kay contract is to repaint the cars upon return (prior to being sold).
Mary Kay brings in around $3,000,000,000 of sales a year so maybe I should go ahead and mention that this is satire.
Side note: the available Mary Kay cars for 2012 are the Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet Equinox, Toyota Camry, Cadillac CTS, Cadillac SRX, Cadillac Escalade, and a black V6 Ford Mustang