1. What was your very first job?
My first job was working for a small phone book company. At 16, I did everything from selling the advertising to preparing the directory for the printer. My boss was 80 years old, with over 60 years experience. He taught me everything there was to know about phone books.
2. Who convinced you to try out for the Apprentice?
When I competed at Miss USA I met Mr. Trump and had a brief conversation with him about being on The Apprentice. He agreed that I would be a good candidate for the show. Since then it has been a big focus of mine to try out and get on.
3. What did you quit/leave/sacrifice to join the Apprentice show?
I currently am employed by a great company, and have the best job I have ever had. I had to train a new manager to fill my shoes, take a leave of absence and pray that I was not jeopardizing my position. But my company has been very understanding and assures me they will welcome me back with open arms. Also, my real estate development company is being run by my business partner. Fortunately, I know I can trust and depend on him. And last, but not least, I will miss the birth of my niece and my cousin's wedding.
4. Why do you want to work for Mr. Trump?
I am always looking for ways to challenge myself. I love business, especially real estate. Who better to learn from and be challenged by than Mr. Trump? Plus, I met him once and really liked him. I think I would enjoy working with him.
5. What have you learned from watching previous seasons of the Apprentice?
Always have a strategy when going into the board room. You never know what to expect. Be prepared to explain all of your actions and have something ready to say about everyone else in the board room.
6. Why should you be the next Apprentice?
Something people have always told me is that I'm a great leader and treat them with mutual respect. My leadership style has proven very successful and has made companies huge, long-term profits. Mr. Trump would be fortunate to have me on his team.
7. What's your definition of success?
My definition of success is to achieve all of my dreams. I want to live a full life with lots of time to spend with family and friends. I want the financial freedom to do what I want, whenever I want.