Apprentice Losers Kevin, Sandy Speak
On Thursday, they, along with everyone else, will watch Donald Trump will pick his winner on the second season finale of the NBC reality show.
"Ultimately, I think I came to the table with an entrepreneurial spirit," Ferreira, 28, tells the Associated Press. "I just didn't have the degree that Trump wanted. I couldn't pull it out of the air."
Conversely, Trump considered law student Allen, 29, overeducated and underexperienced before canning him – even though finalist Kelly Perdew is equally educated and Jennifer Massey can boast a similar level of business experience.
"I think at that point, down to final four, Trump was looking for a specific thing," Allen says. "He just couldn't find a way to articulate that when it came time to fire me."
Last week's showdown, which included "words" between Ferreira and Massey, actually went on for over four hours.
"We had to leave the boardroom three times," said Ferreira, "because Trump couldn't make a decision. I think he was equally impressed with all of us."
Both Allen and Ferreira think Perdew is the man for the six-figure salary job with The Trump Organization, but Allen doesn't think Trump will tell Perdew "you're hired!"
"I think Mr. Trump has got his eye on Jen," said Allen, adding: "Unfortunately, I think she's going to win. She had something that Mr. Trump favored, and it's been apparent. He's been favoring her for a while. But you never know."