Barbara Corcoran is a staple on Shark Tank — but in an interview with In Touch, she reveals she almost wasn’t on the show!

“I signed a contract to be on the show, then they called and said they had changed their mind,” the real estate mogul, 68, says, adding that producers originally planned on having only one woman in the cast — and they had another one in mind.

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“I wrote the best email probably of my life to [executive producer] Mark Burnett. I suggested he invite both women out to compete. [Mark] said, ‘This woman’s a shark,’ and he hired me. So I’m very thankful I stood up for myself,” she continues.

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