The Apprentice' Winners: Where Are They Now?
Fans of "The Apprentice" know that winners only get a one-year contract with Donald Trump, leading to the burning question: "The Apprentice" winners: Where are they now? What happens to the victors after The Donald utters the famous words "You're fired"? Do they bask in the celebrity that so many reality TV stars receive or do they fade back into business world oblivion?
Season 1—Bill Rancic. Rancic beat out Kwame Jackson in the first season of "The Apprentice," winning a job at Trump Tower Chicago.
Reality TV Stars: Where Are They Now? Over the years, Bill became a financial guru on shows like "Rachel Ray" and "The Today Show." He married "E! News" host Giuliana DePandi in 2006 and the couple now have their own series, aptly titled "Giuliana and Bill." This season revolves around their attempt to have a baby reality TV star.
Season 2— Kelly Perdew. Perdew was victorious over Jennifer Massey in the Season 2 finale, landing a job managing the construction of Trump Place in Manhattan. He also worked on the brand's new bottled water, Trump Ice.
Reality TV Stars: Where Are They Now? Perdew is currently the CEO of Rotohog.com, a website that provides fantasy sports games for Fortune 1000 companies. They are also expanding into other online gaming projects including an "US Weekly" game where players try to predict who will appear in the magazine each week. Kelly also has a book called "Take Command: 10 Leadership Principles Learned in the Military and Put to Work for Donald Trump."
Season 3—Kendra Todd. Kendra became the first female winner when she triumphed over Tana Goertz to win Season 3, and took a job at Trump's Palm Beach Mansion in Palm Beach, Florida.
Reality TV Stars: Where Are They Now? This "Apprentice" winner is now the host of the HGTV series "My House is Worth What?" She also owns her own real estate company, The Kendra Todd Group, and is a regular real estate correspondent for Fox News. Most recently, she launched an Internet based company called Grow Rich God's Way to help Christian entrepreneurs.
Season 4—Randal Pinkett. In an "Apprentice" first, Donald Trump wanted to hire both final candidates but Pinkett, Trumps' first choice, talked him out of hiring the runner-up Rebecca Jarvis, arguing it's not the purpose of the show. Trump conceded and hired Pinkett to work at the Trump Entertainment Resorts in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Reality TV Stars: Where Are They Now? Randal started his own management consultancy company called BCT Partners and has written two books—"Campus CEO" and "The No-Money Down CEO." In addition to numerous speaking engagements, he also is a regular segment host for "CEO Exchange" on PBS. He recently sponsored his annual Campus CEO Challenge to find the most promising young entrepreneur attending a New Jersey school.
Season 5—Sean Yazbeck. Yazbeck was the first non-American to win "The Apprentice." The Brit beat out Lee Bienstock to take the title and a job at the 5-star New York hotel, Trump International Hotel and Tower (SoHo).
Reality TV Stars: Where Are They Now? While working with Trump, Yabeck also started WAVSYS, a telecommunications staffing company for which he is still the president. In addition, he belongs to the Young Presidents' Organization Miami chapter and works closely with the charity Voices for Children.
Season 6—Stefani Schaeffer. This was the first season in which a winner was picked from four finalists. Schaeffer was chosen over James Sun, Nicole D'Ambrosio, and Frank Lombardi. She was awarded a one-year contract at the Trump Cap Cana in Santo Domingo.
Reality TV Stars: Where Are They Now? Schaeffer has put her good looks and business talents to work as host of numerous TV and Internet projects. She has hosted a web series called "Know Your Rights TV" and recently worked on a TV show called "The Hidden Jewels of Golf." She has also lent her on screen talents to the TV Guide Channel, the Gold Channel, and a website called Fabulously40.com.