Donald Trump launched his 13th season of “The Apprentice” on NBC in 2013 with another celebrity version — but this one was an all-star season. Which former contestant came out on top this time around?
It was Trace Adkins, who previously finished as runner-up to Piers Morgan on the original season of “Celebrity Apprentice.” He ended up raising over $1.3 million for the American Red Cross.
Penn Jillette came in second, after previously finishing seventh during the fifth season of the show. He ended up raising over $700,000 for Opportunity Village, a charity that serves people in southern Nevada who have developmental disabilities.
The final task, the first part of which aired a week ago, was to create a new flavor of ice cream for Walgreens, along with making a promotional video and raising money for a launch event. In the end, Jillette said he was no match for Adkins’ super-human fundraising abilities.
Going into the finals, Jillette and Adkins were both 2-0 as project managers, with Jillette’s overall record on Team Plan B at 7-3 to Adkins’ record on Team Power of 5-5 (though Adkins started on Plan B and moved to Power over the course of the season).
Adkins’ team for the final project included Lil Jon, Gary Busey and Marilu Henner, while Jillette’s team consisted of Lisa Rinna, La Toya Jackson and Dennis Rodman. There were also special appearances made by Tim Tebow, Gilbert Gottfried, Teller, Wayne Newton and Billy Ray Cyrus, among others.
What did you think, “Apprentice” fans? Did the right man win?