Tami Szabo wrote:Well, the results are in and Piers is The Celebrity Apprentice.
I know Piers raised more money than Trace and I know this was a race for raising money for charity, but I'm still disappointed with the ethics that Piers used in order to win. I like how Trump's son asked Piers something along the line if Piers would have won if Trace would have had as impressive of a roladex. I also like how Trump's daughter asked if he would have raised as much money if he had actually been nice.
Personally, I would enjoy working with Trace and be able to trust him on my team. I'm not sure I would trust Piers and this means I would not prefer to partner with him. Integrity is incredibly important to me. I think a values based model in business is where we need to head as a society. If this doesn't happen, the results will be less than savory. I'm not sure I like the message this show has portrayed.
Based on the criteria to win the last task
and performance in previous weeks, I feel that Piers deserved to win, despite being the villain on the show.
In the season finale, the last task was judged by:
1.) Auction Totals
- Piers raised $376,000 vs Trace's $64,000.
2.) Ticket Sales
- Piers sold $12,000 vs Trace's $38,000. However, Piers gave away about half of his tickets to the people he was trying to support.
3.) Overall performance of leading the event
- I'd say it was a tie in this category.
- I don't think Trace ever won a task as project manager even though he always had great ideas. At the end of the day, "wins" matter and Piers had a few of those, including the greatest slaughter in "The Apprentice" history vs Omarosa
If the rules to win the final task were different, then perhaps Trace should've won.
*I also liked how Carol spoke up about how she should've been one of the final two contestants!