John Fired After Apprentice Fashion Show
Donald Trump had some strong words for John Willenborg on NBC's The Apprentice Thursday night. "You had absolutely no involvement in the pricing yourself. And as the project manager, that is just inexcusable," Trump bellowed. The result, predictably: "John, you're fired."
And out went Willenborg, a 24-year-old marketing director (and former college rugby champ) from San Francisco.
The evening's mission was to design a fashion line for women. At the final count, fashion buyers snapped up $22,060 of the clothes designed by the women and only $7,735 of the ill-conceived women's clothes designed by the men – leaving the women to celebrate at a Hugo Boss party while the men were summoned into the boardroom for the finger-pointing to begin.
Team leader John got in his apologies early, though a large share of the blame went to Andy. Ultimately, John singled out Kevin and Andy as also being at fault, though it was Wes who had overpriced the fashion washouts.
Trump declared that none of the three really deserved to be get the ax, but since John was team leader and the team failed miserably under his watch, John had to go. And he did.
Meanwhile, in other reality news, ABC is yanking the show that was called – by Trump himself – a poor imitation of The Apprentice (which has seen its own second season ratings slip in comparison to its first season). The Benefactor, with tech billionaire and NBA owner Mark Cuban, will end its run on Oct. 25, after being cut from eight episodes to six.
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