Kendra Becomes The Apprentice! Book Smarts Wins!
"This season’s a winner - no matter who’s the final winner." - New York Post
Kendra is The Apprentice!
May 19, 2005
In a live event from New York University's Skirball Center in front of a packed house, Tana and Kendra returned to find out who would hear those magic (and rare) words: "You're hired." Under questioning from Trump, Tana admitted that she had made a mistake by judging her employees and calling them "The Three Stooges." Tana said that she had personally apologized to Kristen, Brian and Chris. Tana added that she always learned from her mistakes. But Trump interrupted and was brutally honest. He told Tana that she faced an uphill battle to become The Apprentice. Trump turned to Kendra and, referring to Kendra's tears as she said goodbye to her employees, told her he didn't like crying and saw it as a sign of weakness. Kendra said that she had seen 300 pound linebackers cry as they raised a Super Bowl trophy in victory - so she was not ashamed. Kendra said that she cried out of great joy and pride. Even Trump admitted that as crying goes, it was a nice moment.
Trump then laid out the two projects that his new Apprentice would have to choose from. The first was to work with The Miss Universe Pageant, dealing with potential host cities and then organizing the event. The second project was to oversee the renovation of Palm Beach Mansion, a 68,000 square foot oceanfront property in Florida. Tana said that if given the choice she would, without a doubt, select The Miss Universe Pageant. Kendra, just as passionate about her choice, said she would take the Palm Beach Mansion project.