January 04, 2012 09:54 AM by Shayla Perry
Casting rumors have run rampant for months, but now, it’s official! Which celebs will be heading into the boardroom with “The Donald” this season on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice? Find out after the jump.
It seems almost impossible to top last season’s Celebrity Apprentice cast with gems like Nene Leakes, Gary Busey, and Meatloaf, but Donald Trump is out to build on his own success with the latest group of candidates who will be testing their business know-how on the NBC reality show.
Who made the cut?
Meet the candidates of Celebrity Apprentice, Season 5…
Adam Carolla Television host, author, entrepreneur
Arsenio Hall Former late night host, actor, comedian
Aubrey O’Day Recording artist, reality star (Making the Band, All About Aubrey), actress
Cheryl Tiegs Model,designer, author, businesswoman
Dayana Mendoza Former Miss Universe
Debbie Gibson Singer, songwriter, Broadway actress
Dee Snider Best known as lead singer of 80s band Twisted Sister, reality star (Growing Up Twisted), radio host, recently starred in Broadway’s Rock of Ages
George Takei Actor best known for his role in Star Trek, author
Lisa Lampanelli Comedy’s “Queen of Mean”
Lou Ferrigno Actor best known for his role in The Incredible Hulk, King of Queens, bodybuilder/personal trainer
Michael Andretti President and CEO of Andretti Autosport, son of racing legend Mario Andretti
Patricia Velasquez Actress best known for her roles in CSI: Miami, Rescue Me, and American Family, entrepreneur
Paul Teutul, Sr. Reality star (American Choppers), author, entrepreneur
Penn Jillette One-half of the world-famous magic duo Penn & Teller, reality star (Dancing With the Stars)
Teresa Guidice Reality star (Real Housewives of New Jersey), author, entreprenuer
Tia Carrere Actress best known for her roles in Wayne’s World and True Lies
Victoria Gotti Best-selling author, reality star (Growing Up Gotti), Executive Editor and Columnist at Star magazine since 2004
Tell us…. Which cast members are you most excited to see? Who do you think will get fired first? Who will win it all?
The new season of Celebrity Apprentice premieres Sunday, February 12th at 9|8c.
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