Finally The Apprentice is back with non-celebrity job seekers vying for a spot in the Trump empire. The premise this time is job hunters hurt by the recession. Mr. Trump you are so current it’s like you created the recession just so you could do a show about it. Learn about the 16 candidates below with bios and some commentary based solely on their pictures not about their actual characters or performance on the yet-to-be broadcast show.
Alex – 43 – Santa Ynez, CA:
Has a background in mechanical engineering technology was laid-off and now works as a tow-truck driver. Is married with two kids.
Anand – 31 – Tampa, FL:
Laid-off from “very lucrative private firm specializing in multi-million-dollar real estate investments.” Now is entrepreneur trying to launch vitamin-infused wine business. *Oh and wants to get into the entertainment biz any advice how to do that Bill Rancic?*
Brandy – 30 – San Francisco, CA:
Was a corporate attorney and mobile cupcake business owner. *Doesn’t explain how she was hurt by the recession but Trump always likes the female multi-tasking go-getters, reminds him of Ivanka.*
Clint – 40 – Austin, TX:
Former CPA and real estate attorney/developer and religious married man with three kids who was forced to sell their house and possessions and now lives in friends’ houses and off of credit. *Isn’t it God’s will?*
David – 34 – Portage, MI:
Navy vet, stand up comic and unemployed married father of five who can’t pay his mortgage. *Also can’t find a good hairstylist.*
Gene – 46 – Wylie, TX:
US Air Force vet and laid-off financial adviser *oh the irony* currently trying to launch assisted living facility.
James – 31- New York, NY:
Laid-off attorney turned couch surfer and volunteer. *Hello Ginger… this is exactly what Prince Harry will look like at 30.*
Kelly – 30 – Fayetteville, GA:
Laid-off from Atlanta global public relations firm, now lives at home with the dream of owning a car and condo on 30th b-day unrealized.
Liza – 30 – Corpus Christi, TX:
Was a golfer for the Kenyan National Golf team and struggling educational tech company founder. *Has the credentials for “Celebrity Apprentice – Africa.”*
Mahsa – 29 – Brooklyn, NY:
Brooklyn Assistant District Attorney and web show host. Is sole breadwinner for family.
Nicole – 27 – Palos Verde, CA:
Lawyer and Miss Los Angeles as well as fourth runner-up in Miss California USA 2008. *Considered for “Celebrity Apprentice” but only actual Miss USA’s get on that show.*
Poppy – 24 – Richmond, CA:
Recent Stanford grad who can’t find a job in field of sociology. Also competitive Olympic synchronized swimmer. *Another “Celebrity Apprentice” tryout.*
Stephanie – 34 – Chicago, IL:
Former commercial banker and orphaned as teen by both parents who died of AIDS. *Yikes*
Steuart – 27 – Washington, DC:
Forced to sell two of his four companies during recession. Also swims competitively and “heavily involved in D.C. government.” *Where did that e in your name come from?*
Tyana – 41 – Miami, FL:
Unemployed real estate agent currently living in LA and holds title of “Miss Cougar California.” *Me-ow.*
Wade – 33 – Woodbury, MN:
Self-taught real estate mogul and daughter’s ice hockey coach. *Looks like a young William H. Macy.*
The two-hour new show premieres tonight Thursday September 16 at 9 pm on NBC.