The upcoming Season 5 of "The Celebrity Apprentice" has many strong players, but who will come out on top? Donald Trump always casts a strong list of contestants, but after watching the last four seasons, I think I know which personalities will survive.
Characteristics of Celebrity Apprentice Winners
Believe it or not, there is a formula for winning "The Celebrity Apprentice." Yeah, it's important to work your tail off, but the majority of winners come backed by high profile friends, donors, and connections. The bottom line is you need money! The more connections you have, the better. Then the celebrity needs a strong, but likable personality. Contestants that are too strong get fired for making bold decisions that fail while the entire team turns on them for being too dominant. To survive it takes the ability to listen, manage, and ignore bad ideas politely.
Based solely on personalities without seeing a single sneak-peek, my finalists to win Season 5 of "The Celebrity Apprentice" are, Lisa Lampanelli for the women, and Marco Andretti for the men. At first I thought it would be tough to pick the top two, but after profiling their pros and cons, the winners became clear.
Out of the winning characteristics above, Lisa Lampanelli seems to have more of them than the other girls. Models and pageant winners usually get out smarted, and the reality stars are too dramatic leaving Lisa Lampanelli as the comic standing. She has a soft side, but knows how to hang with the big boys. She can give and take criticism, and has the creative gene to win projects. If she can rally her friends for some money, she could win it all!
As we saw in Season 4 of "The Celebrity Apprentice," to beat out the males, it takes a strong leader with a kind soul. Winner John Rich sailed through the competition out-earning the other men by thousands. When looking at the Season 5 contestants, I have to pick Marco Andretti for the win since he knows how to sit back and drive. I think he will stay out of the drama, and make friends without being taken advantage of while gathering some money with a great contact list. His drive to win will also help to land him in the top spot.
With a tough decision to take the win, I have to pick Marco Andretti. He is young, vibrant, and fearless. Who do you think will win?
- Sports & Recreation
- Arts & Entertainment/Media/Television
- Lisa Lampanelli
- Marco Andretti