List of The Apprentice (U.S.) candidates

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The Apprentice, later called The Celebrity Apprentice, is an American reality television show created by Mark Burnett in which candidates compete to become Donald Trump's apprentice, as determined by Trump and his boardroom associates. The series first broadcast in 2004, and twelve complete seasons have aired on NBC as of May 2012. Each season, competitors are progressively eliminated based on their performance during an assigned task. After each task, the winning team receives a reward, while the losing team faces a boardroom showdown in order to determine which team member should be fired, and therefore eliminated from the show. Trump hires one of the finalists to be his apprentice. Starting with season 7, celebrities participated as a way to revitalize the series, with the winners donating their proceeds to charity.[1]

As of season 13, 213 candidates have competed, one of whom has competed three times—Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth competed in both season 1, season 7, and season 13.[2] The youngest competitors include Jessie Connors and Chris Shelton, who appeared on the show at age 21. At age 75, Joan Rivers of season 8 was the oldest candidate to both appear on the show and win the competition. There have been six instances in which a candidate left The Apprentice for reasons other than being eliminated by Trump. Overcome by stress, Verna Felton of season 3 "just packed up and walked out".[3] Michelle Sorro of season 6 quit after determining that the competition was "too much" and "not worth it".[4] Actor Vincent Pastore of season 7 resigned due to a conflict with Piers Morgan.[5] Olympic sprinter Michael Johnson of season 9 quit due to a personal family situation.[6] During season 11, baseball player Jose Canseco quit due to his father's illness and NeNe Leakes left due to a conflict with Star Jones. The thirteen winners of the show, in chronological order, are Bill Rancic, Kelly Perdew, Kendra Todd, Randal Pinkett, Sean Yazbeck, Stefanie Schaeffer, Piers Morgan, Joan Rivers, Bret Michaels, Brandy Kuentzel, John Rich, Arsenio Hall, and Trace Adkins, who became the first All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.

Candidates[edit]

A woman in a back suit sitting in front of a desk with scattered papers
A man with his eyes closed, singing into a microphone, and playing an acoustic guitar. He is wearing a cowboy hat with blue jeans and a sleeveless blue dress shirt. A large American flag appears in the background, as do two band members.
Trace Adkins, runner-up of season 7
A woman with shoulder-length brown hair wearing a black jacket and jewelry, with white earphones hanging from her ears to the iPod that sits on the poker table in front of her. On the table are poker chips, cards, a soda can, and a small bottle of water.
Annie Duke, runner-up of season 8
A woman with short blond hair wearing black except for a sparkly orange jacket with earrings. She is holding a microphone, and next to her is a microphone stand with an orange boa hanging from it.
John Rich, winner of season 11
Omarosa has competed on all three different versions of the show.
  Contestant participated for a second time.
  Contestant participated for a third time.
Season Name Team[I] Age[II] Hometown Finish
1 Gould, DavidDavid Gould Versacorp 31 New York City, New York 16th
1 Curis, JasonJason Curis Versacorp 23 Detroit, Michigan 15th
1 Solovey, SamSam Solovey Versacorp 27 Chevy Chase, Maryland 14th
1 Hogg, BowieBowie Hogg Versacorp 25 Dallas, Texas 13th
1 Frank, KristiKristi Frank Protégé 30 Santa Monica, California 12th
1 Connors, JessieJessie Connors Protégé 21 New Richmond, Wisconsin 11th
1 Lee, TammyTammy Lee Protégé 36 Seattle, Washington 10th
1 Vetrini, ErekaEreka Vetrini Protégé 27 New York City, New York 9th
1 Manigault-Stallworth, OmarosaOmarosa Manigault-Stallworth Protégé 29 Washington, D.C. 8th
1 Bressler, HeidiHeidi Bressler Protégé 30 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 7th
1 Campins, KatrinaKatrina Campins Protégé 24 Coral Gables, Florida 6th
1 McClain, TroyTroy McClain Versacorp 32 Boise, Idaho 5th
1 Warnock, NickNick Warnock Versacorp 27 Los Angeles, California 4th
1 Henry, Amelia "Amy"Amelia "Amy" Henry Protégé 30 Austin, Texas 3rd
1 Jackson, KwameKwame Jackson Versacorp 29 New York City, New York 2nd
1 Rancic, BillBill Rancic Versacorp 32 Chicago, Illinois 1st
2 Flanagan, RobRob Flanagan Mosaic 32 Frisco, Texas 18th
2 Cohen, BradfordBradford Cohen Apex 33 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 17th
2 Jones Upchurch, StacieStacie Jones Upchurch Apex 35 New York City, New York 16th
2 Crisafulli, JenniferJennifer Crisafulli Apex 31 New York City, New York 15th
2 Day, PamelaPamela Day Mosaic 32 San Francisco, California 14th
2 Willenborg, JohnJohn Willenborg Mosaic 24 San Francisco, California 13th
2 Rotner, StacyStacy Rotner Apex 26 New York City, New York 12th
2 Jarosz, ElizabethElizabeth Jarosz Apex 31 Marina del Ray, California 11th
2 Bhakta, RajRaj Bhakta Mosaic 28 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 10th
2 Russo, ChrisChris Russo Mosaic 30 Long Island, New York 9th
2 Boren, MariaMaria Boren Apex 31 Virginia Beach, Virginia 8th
2 Moss, WesWes Moss Mosaic 28 Atlanta, Georgia 7th
2 Litinsky, AndyAndy Litinsky Mosaic 23 Boca Raton, Florida 6th
2 Ma, IvanaIvana Ma Apex 28 Boston, Massachusetts 5th
2 Allen, KevinKevin Allen Mosaic 29 Chicago, Illinois 4th
2 Ferreira, SandySandy Ferreira Apex 28 Rockville, Maryland 3rd
2 Massey, JenniferJennifer Massey Apex 30 San Francisco, California 2nd
2 Perdew, KellyKelly Perdew Mosaic 37 Carlsbad, California 1st
3 Everett, ToddTodd Everett Magna 34 Carlsbad, California 18th
3 McDowell, BrianBrian McDowell Net Worth 29 Wildwood, New Jersey 17th
3 Felton, VernaVerna Felton Magna 31 Seattle, Washington 16th
3 Kastner, DannyDanny Kastner Magna 39 Boston, Massachusetts 15th
3 Kirchner, KristenKristen Kirchner Net Worth 31 Los Angeles, California 14th
3 Tarshi, MichaelMichael Tarshi Magna 25 Andover, Massachusetts 13th
3 Dowdell, TaraTara Dowdell Net Worth 28 New York City, New York 12th
3 Evans, AudreyAudrey Evans Net Worth 22 Salt Lake City, Utah 11th
3 Gafford, JohnJohn Gafford Net Worth 32 Tampa, Florida 10th
3 Elmore, ErinErin Elmore Magna 26 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 9th
3 Myers, StephanieStephanie Myers Magna 29 San Diego, California 8th
3 McKnight, AngieAngie McKnight Net Worth 41 Lake Balboa, California 7th
3 Shelton, ChrisChris Shelton Net Worth 21 Las Vegas, Nevada 6th
3 Olswanger, BrenBren Olswanger Magna 32 Memphis, Tennessee 5th
3 Thomason, AlexAlex Thomason Magna 29 Seattle, Washington 4th
3 Williams, CraigCraig Williams Net Worth 37 Conley, Georgia 3rd
3 Goertz, TanaTana Goertz Net Worth 37 West Des Moines, Iowa 2nd
3 Todd, KendraKendra Todd Magna 26 Boynton Beach, Florida 1st
4 Holovach, MelissaMelissa Holovach Capital Edge 30 Tampa, Florida 18th
4 Valletta, ChrisChris Valletta Excel 27 Dallas, Texas 17th
4 Wallen, JenniferJennifer Wallen Capital Edge 31 Anthem, Arizona 16th
4 Mehta, ToralToral Mehta Capital Edge 29 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 15th
4 Caudell, KristiKristi Caudell Capital Edge 24 Gainesville, Georgia 14th
4 Dillon, JamesJames Dillon Excel 27 Alexandria, Virginia 13th[III]
4 Lamkin, MarkMark Lamkin Excel 35 Louisville, Kentucky 13th[III]
4 Murphy, JenniferJennifer Murphy Capital Edge 26 Los Angeles, California 13th[III]
4 Shaw, JoshJosh Shaw Excel 30 New York City, New York 13th[III]
4 Garrison, MarkusMarkus Garrison Excel 41 Satasota, Florida 9th
4 Mandelbaum, BrianBrian Mandelbaum Excel 23 New York City, New York 8th
4 Evans, MarshawnMarshawn Evans Capital Edge 26 Atlanta, Georgia 7th
4 Lee, ClayClay Lee Excel 28 College Station, Texas 6th
4 Israelov, AdamAdam Israelov Excel 22 Atlanta, Georgia 5th
4 Mason, FelishaFelisha Mason Capital Edge 29 Kansas City, Missouri 4th
4 Wartenberg, AllaAlla Wartenberg Capital Edge 31 Las Vegas, Nevada 3rd
4 Jarvis, RebeccaRebecca Jarvis Capital Edge 23 Chicago, Illinois 2nd
4 Pinkett, RandalRandal Pinkett Excel 34 Somerset, New Jersey 1st
5 Zervos, SummerSummer Zervos Gold Rush 30 Huntington Beach, California 18th
5 Schneider, StacyStacy Schneider Synergy 38 New York City, New York 17th
5 Diaz, Jose "Pepi"Jose "Pepi" Diaz Synergy 25 Miami, Florida 16th
5 Boutross, TheresaTheresa Boutross Gold Rush 36 Barrington, Illinois 15th
5 Buckman, BrentBrent Buckman Synergy 30 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 14th
5 Brody, DanDan Brody Gold Rush 31 New Milford, New Jersey 13th
5 Gahagan, BryceBryce Gahagan Gold Rush 28 Kansas City, Missouri 12th
5 Veltman, LennyLenny Veltman Gold Rush 37 East Brunswick, New Jersey 11th
5 Bourgeois, LeslieLeslie Bourgeois Gold Rush 28 Houma, Louisiana 10th
5 Lake, AndreaAndrea Lake Synergy 31 San Diego, California 9th
5 Hunt, CharmaineCharmaine Hunt Gold Rush 27 Nashville, Tennessee 8th
5 Saab, TarekTarek Saab Gold Rush 27 New Bedford, Massachusetts 7th
5 Laungani, MichaelMichael Laungani Synergy 29 Chicago, Illinois 6th
5 Trenta, TammyTammy Trenta Synergy 33 Edison, New Jersey 5th
5 Wilson, RoxanneRoxanne Wilson Synergy 26 Austin, Texas 4th[IV]
5 Jablon, AllieAllie Jablon Synergy 30 Columbia, South Carolina 4th[IV]
5 Bienstock, LeeLee Bienstock Gold Rush 22 Brooklyn, New York 2nd
5 Yazbeck, SeanSean Yazbeck Synergy 33 Miami, Florida 1st
6 Clarke, MartinMartin Clarke Arrow 37 Atlanta, Georgia 18th
6 Sherrell, CareyCarey Sherrell Arrow 25 Atlanta, Georgia 17th
6 Sorro, MichelleMichelle Sorro Arrow 34 Los Angeles, California 16th
6 DeMato, MarisaMarisa DeMato Kinetic 28 Wellington, Florida 15th
6 Altscher, AaronAaron Altscher Arrow 25 Fredericksburg, Virginia 14th
6 Trottier, AimeeAimee Trottier Kinetic 32 Chicago, Illinois 13th
6 Arteta, DerekDerek Arteta Kinetic 34 Los Angeles, California 12th
6 Hoffman, JennJenn Hoffman Kinetic 26 Phoenix, Arizona 11th
6 Yalamanchili, SuryaSurya Yalamanchili Kinetic 24 Cincinnati, Ohio 10th
6 Heaven, MunaMuna Heaven Kinetic 28 Matawan, New Jersey 9th
6 Ruggiero, AngelaAngela Ruggiero Kinetic 26 Panorama City, California 8th
6 Urban, TimTim Urban Arrow 25 Boston, Massachusetts 7th
6 Androl, HeidiHeidi Androl Kinetic 26 Santa Monica, California 6th
6 Lefebvre, KristineKristine Lefebvre Kinetic 37 Studio City, California 5th
6 Lombardi, FrankFrank Lombardi Arrow 27 The Bronx, New York 4th
6 D'Ambrosio, NicoleNicole D'Ambrosio Arrow 25 Chicago, Illinois 3rd
6 Sun, JamesJames Sun Arrow 29 Seattle, Washington 2nd
6 Schaeffer, StefanieStefanie Schaeffer Arrow 32 Los Angeles, California 1st
7 Fallon, TiffanyTiffany Fallon Empresario 33 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 14th
7 Comăneci, NadiaNadia Comăneci Empresario 46 Oneşti, Romania 13th
7 Simmons, GeneGene Simmons Hydra 58 New York City, New York 12th
7 Finch, JennieJennie Finch Empresario 27 La Mirada, California 11th
7 Pastore, VincentVincent Pastore Hydra 61 The Bronx, New York 10th
7 Galán, NelyNely Galán Empresario 44 Santa Clara, Cuba 9th
7 Henner, MariluMarilu Henner Empresario 55 Chicago, Illinois 8th
7 Ortiz, TitoTito Ortiz Hydra 32 Huntington Beach, California 7th
7 Manigault-Stallworth, OmarosaOmarosa Manigault-Stallworth Empresario 33 Washington, D.C. 6th
7 Baldwin, StephenStephen Baldwin Hydra 41 Massapequa, New York 5th
7 Lewis, LennoxLennox Lewis Hydra 42 London, England 4th
7 Alt, CarolCarol Alt Empresario 47 East Williston, New York 3rd
7 Adkins, TraceTrace Adkins Hydra 45 Sarepta, Louisiana 2nd
7 Morgan, PiersPiers Morgan Hydra 42 Newick, England 1st
8 Clay, Andrew "Dice"Andrew "Dice" Clay KOTU 51 Brooklyn, New York 16th
8 Hamilton, ScottScott Hamilton KOTU 50 Nashville, Tennessee 15th
8 Green, TomTom Green KOTU 37 Pembroke, Ontario 14th
8 Jordan, ClaudiaClaudia Jordan Athena 35 Providence, Rhode Island 13th
8 Rodman, DennisDennis Rodman KOTU 48 Trenton, New Jersey 12th
8 Watkins, TionneTionne Watkins Athena 38 Atlanta, Georgia 11th
8 Kardashian, KhloéKhloé Kardashian Athena 24 Los Angeles, California 10th
8 McKnight, BrianBrian McKnight KOTU 39 Buffalo, New York 9th
8 Gulbis, NatalieNatalie Gulbis Athena 26 Sacramento, California 8th
8 Walker, HerschelHerschel Walker KOTU 47 Wrightsville, Georgia 7th
8 Rivers, MelissaMelissa Rivers Athena 41 Brooklyn, New York 6th
8 Black, ClintClint Black KOTU 47 Long Branch, New Jersey 5th
8 Roderick, BrandeBrande Roderick Athena 34 Novato, California 4th
8 James, JesseJesse James KOTU 39 Lynwood, California 3rd
8 Duke, AnnieAnnie Duke Athena 43 Los Angeles, California 2nd
8 Rivers, JoanJoan Rivers Athena 75 Brooklyn, New York 1st
9 Leifer, CarolCarol Leifer Tenacity 53 Long Island, New York 14th
9 Sinbad Rocksolid 53 Benton Harbor, Michigan 13th
9 Strawberry, DarrylDarryl Strawberry Rocksolid 47 Los Angeles, California 12th
9 Blagojevich, RodRod Blagojevich Rocksolid 53 Chicago, Illinois 11th
9 Johnson, MichaelMichael Johnson Rocksolid 42 Dallas, Texas 10th
9 Ebanks, SelitaSelita Ebanks Tenacity 26 George Town, Cayman Islands 9th
9 Goldberg, BillBill Goldberg Rocksolid 42 Bonsall, California 8th
9 Sanders, SummerSummer Sanders Tenacity 37 Roseville, California 7th
9 Lauper, CyndiCyndi Lauper Tenacity 56 Queens, New York 6th
9 Kanellis, MariaMaria Kanellis Tenacity 27 Chicago, Illinois 5th
9 Stone, CurtisCurtis Stone Rocksolid 37 Melbourne, Australia 4th
9 Osbourne, SharonSharon Osbourne Tenacity 57 London, England 3rd
9 Peete, Holly RobinsonHolly Robinson Peete Tenacity 45 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2nd
9 Michaels, BretBret Michaels Rocksolid 47 Butler, Pennsylvania 1st
10 Chiu, NicoleNicole Chiu Fortitude 27 Palos Verdes, California 16th
10 Delgado, AlexAlex Delgado Octane 43 Santa Ynez, California 15th
10 Weir, JamesJames Weir Octane 31 New York City, New York 14th
10 Alvarado, TyanaTyana Alvarado Fortitude 41 Miami, Florida 13th
10 Folkes, GeneGene Folkes Octane 46 Wylie, Texas 12th
10 Hanson, WadeWade Hanson Octane 33 Woodbury, Minnesota 11th
10 Smith Beaty, KellyKelly Smith Beaty Fortitude 30 Fayetteville, Georgia 10th
10 Saeidi-Azcuy, MahsaMahsa Saeidi-Azcuy Fortitude 29 Brooklyn, New York 9th
10 Johnson, DavidDavid Johnson Octane 34 Portage, Michigan 8th
10 Vasudev, AnandAnand Vasudev Octane 31 Tampa, Florida 7th
10 Carlig, PoppyPoppy Carlig Fortitude 24 Richmond, California 6th
10 Castagnier, StephanieStephanie Castagnier Fortitude 34 Chicago, Illinois 5th
10 Martens, SteuartSteuart Martens Octane 27 Washington, D.C. 4th
10 Mucheru-Wisner, LizaLiza Mucheru-Wisner Fortitude 30 Corpus Christi, Texas 3rd
10 Robertson, ClintClint Robertson Octane 40 Fort Worth, Texas 2nd
10 Kuentzel, BrandyBrandy Kuentzel Fortitude 30 San Francisco, California 1st
11 Cassidy, DavidDavid Cassidy Backbone 60 New York, New York 16th
11 Rinna, LisaLisa Rinna A.S.A.P. 47 Medford, Oregon 15th
11 Taylor, NikiNiki Taylor A.S.A.P. 36 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 14th
11 Warwick, DionneDionne Warwick A.S.A.P. 70 East Orange, New Jersey 13th
11 Canseco, JoseJose Canseco Backbone 46 Havana, Cuba 12th
11 Hatch, RichardRichard Hatch Backbone 49 Newport, Rhode Island 11th
11 McGrath, MarkMark McGrath Backbone 42 Hartford, Connecticut 10th
11 Busey, GaryGary Busey Backbone 66 Goose Creek, Texas 9th
11 Dworaczyk, HopeHope Dworaczyk A.S.A.P. 26 Port Lavaca, Texas 8th
11 Leakes, NeNeNeNe Leakes A.S.A.P. 43 Athens, Georgia 7th
11 Jackson, La ToyaLa Toya Jackson A.S.A.P. 54 Gary, Indiana 6th
11 Jones, StarStar Jones A.S.A.P. 48 Badin, North Carolina 5th
11 Lil Jon Backbone 40 Atlanta, Georgia 4th
11 Meat Loaf Backbone 63 Dallas, Texas 3rd
11 Matlin, MarleeMarlee Matlin A.S.A.P. 45 Morton Grove, Illinois 2nd
11 Rich, JohnJohn Rich Backbone 37 Amarillo, Texas 1st
12 Tiegs, CherylCheryl Tiegs Forte 64 Breckenridge, Minnesota 18th
12 Gotti, VictoriaVictoria Gotti Forte 48 Brooklyn, New York 17th
12 Takei, GeorgeGeorge Takei Unanimous 74 Los Angeles, California 16th
12 Carolla, AdamAdam Carolla Unanimous 47 Los Angeles, California 15th
12 Andretti, MichaelMichael Andretti Unanimous 49 Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 14th
12 Carrere, TiaTia Carrere Forte 44 Honolulu, Hawaii 13th
12 Velásquez, PatriciaPatricia Velásquez Forte 40 Zulia, Venezuela 12th
12 Gibson, DebbieDebbie Gibson Forte 41 Brooklyn, New York 11th
12 Snider, DeeDee Snider Unanimous 56 Astoria, New York 10th
12 Ferrigno, LouLou Ferrigno Unanimous 59 Brooklyn, New York 9th
12 Teutul, Sr., PaulPaul Teutul, Sr. Unanimous 62 Yonkers, New York 8th
12 Jillette, PennPenn Jillette Unanimous 56 Las Vegas, Nevada 7th
12 Mendoza, DayanaDayana Mendoza Forte 25 Caracas, Venezuela 6th
12 Giudice, TeresaTeresa Giudice Forte 39 Paterson, New Jersey 5th
12 Lampanelli, LisaLisa Lampanelli Forte 50 Trumbull, Connecticut 4th
12 O'Day, AubreyAubrey O'Day Forte 27 San Francisco, California 3rd
12 Aiken, ClayClay Aiken Unanimous 32 Raleigh, North Carolina 2nd
12 Hall, ArsenioArsenio Hall Unanimous 55 Cleveland, Ohio 1st
13 Michaels, BretBret Michaels Power 49 Butler, Pennsylvania 14th
13 Snider, DeeDee Snider Plan B 57 Astoria, New York 13th
13 Jackson, La ToyaLa Toya Jackson Power 56 Gary, Indiana 12th
13 Jordan, ClaudiaClaudia Jordan Power 39 Providence, Rhode Island 11th
13 Manigault-Stallworth, OmarosaOmarosa Manigault-Stallworth Power 39 Youngstown, Ohio 10th
13 Rodman, DennisDennis Rodman Power 51 Trenton, New Jersey 9th
13 Baldwin, StephenStephen Baldwin Plan B 46 Massapequa, New York 8th
13 Roderick, BrandeBrande Roderick Power 38 Novato, California 7th
13 Busey, GaryGary Busey Plan B 68 Goose Creek, Texas 6th
13 Henner, MariluMarilu Henner Plan B 60 Chicago, Illinois 5th
13 Rinna, LisaLisa Rinna Plan B 49 Medford, Oregon 4th
13 Jon, LilLil Jon Power 42 Atlanta, Georgia 3rd
13 Jillette, PennPenn Jillette Plan B 58 Greenfield, Massachusetts 2nd
13 Adkins, TraceTrace Adkins Plan B 52 Sarepta, Louisiana 1st

^[I] Candidate's team at the start of the season
^[II] Candidate's age at the start of the season
^[III] Four Season 4 candidates were fired simultaneously and therefore display the same result.[7]
^[IV] Two Season 5 candidates were fired simultaneously and therefore display the same result.[8]

References[edit]

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  1. ^ Weiss, Joanna (2008-01-05). "'Celebrity Apprentice' is an act of charity". The Boston Globe. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 2009-11-14. 
  2. ^ Lang, Derrik (2008-07-22). "Omarosa: Wendy Williams is 'a fake and a phony'". Fox News Channel. Retrieved 2009-11-16. 
  3. ^ Whitehead, Jay (2005-02-07). "Magna Gets Caught in a Nescafe Nightmare". The New York Sun. Ronald Weintraub. Retrieved 2009-11-15. 
  4. ^ Mitovich, Matt Webb (2007-01-25). "Quitters Never Win? Not So, Says The Apprentice's Michelle". TV Guide. OpenGate Capital. Retrieved 2009-11-15. 
  5. ^ Lewis, Ron (2008-02-04). "Lennox Lewis still fighting his corner as he lays into heavyweight issues". The Times. News Corporation. Retrieved 2009-11-15. 
  6. ^ Roberts, Soraya (2010-04-12). "Michael Johnson quits NBC's 'Celebrity Apprentice' over family matter involving son". NY Daily News. Mortimer Zuckerman. Retrieved 2011-03-14. 
  7. ^ "The Apprentice 4 – Episode Recaps – Week 6". NBC. Retrieved 2009-11-15. 
  8. ^ "The Apprentice 5 – Episode Recaps – Week 13". NBC. Retrieved 2009-11-15. 

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