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.
Trump then turned to a few others for their input. Kristen praised Tana, but Chris said that he was disappointed with how Tana had insulted her employees on the final task. Chris even went so far as to say that he felt Kendra would be a better fit in the Trump Organization! Erin called Kendra inspiring. Carolyn thought that both candidates were spectacular. However, she was not happy with the way that Tana had talked about her employees. Carolyn was impressed with how Kendra had performed on the final task, but was disappointed that she had waited so long to become a Project Manager. George weighed in and echoed Carolyn's criticism of Tana. But he added that Tana had many brilliant ideas and tons of raw enthusiasm. George criticized Kendra for staying under the radar for so long, but admitted that when Kendra stepped up to the plate, she hit the ball out of the park.
Trump called both candidates winners. But unfortunately, he could only choose one. The Donald told Tana that he didn't like the way she had treated her employees, but he thought that she had truly been a star in all of the previous tasks. Trump was keenly aware of how long it took Kendra to take a leadership role, but thought that she was terrific during the last two weeks - what he called "crunch time." And even though she had cried, Trump was impressed with how Kendra had inspired her employees during the final task. So, the magic words were spoken and Trump said: "Kendra, you're hired!"