In addition to the candidate that eventually gets hired,
the The Apprentice's new season will also feature two more of The
Donald's "apprentices" -- adult children Ivanka and Donald Jr. Appearing in
several of the new season's episodes, 24-year-old Ivanka and 27-year-old
Donald Jr. will become the latest folks to fill in for regular The
Apprentice co-stars Carolyn Kepcher and George Ross when The Trump
Organization executives are busy with other Trump business.
"It's triple the Trump this season on The Apprentice," gushed Trump.
"I invited my children Don Jr. and Ivanka into the boardroom for several
episodes this season and they take the firings to a whole new level."
Like last season, this season's The Apprentice
candidates were "handpicked" by Trump, who -- as he typically does every
season -- is touting the cast as the show's best ever. "I once again
hand-picked this season's 18 candidates and this group is as smart and
likable as season four but even more entertaining," said Trump.
Naturally, The Apprentice creator and executive producer Mark Burnett
also agrees with his business partner. "Viewers clearly related to the cast
of Season Four," added Burnett. "We received tremendous feedback about how
smart, attractive and likeable they all were. The candidates on Season Five
are cut from the same mold."
However, more so than previous casts, The Apprentice 5's contestants
will also feature an international flavor, with the cast including
candidates from England, Canada, and the former U.S.S.R. "They are brilliant
-- including our first-ever MENSA member -- hungry and more international
than ever," said Burnett. Ranging in age between 22 and 38, the cast
includes a psychotherapist, an appellate attorney, a sticker company owner,
and candidates boasting degrees from schools including Harvard, Columbia
Northwestern and Cornell University.