February 02, 2012 10:00 AM by Veronica Dudo
This season, 18 business-savvy celebrity contestants will compete to raise money and awareness for their charity on Celebrity Apprentice. The 2012 season will debut February 19 on NBC with a brand new cast. The last person standing will be hired as the Celebrity Apprentice and have the honor of delivering a $250,000 bonus check to their charity. Keep reading to meet contestant Aubrey O’Day!
This season’s cast includes Aubrey O’Day, Arsenio Hall, Adam Carolla, Cheryl Tiegs, Clay Aiken, Dayana Mendoza, Debbie Gibson, Dee Snider, George Takei, Lisa, Lampanelli, Lou Ferrigno, Michael Andretti, Patricia Velasquez, Paul Teutul Sr., Penn Jillette, Teresa Giudice, Tia Carrere and Victoria Gotti.
O’Day is a singer, dancer and actress who has played Dorothy on stage in “The Wizard of Oz,” Carmen in “Fame,” Sandy in “Grease,” and Liesl in “The Soung of Music” to name a few. She made her national debut in the hit MTV show “Making the Band” and was chosen by Sean “Diddy” Combs to be in the band named Danity Kane. The group’s self-titled debut album sold over 234,000 copies in its first week and eventually made it to No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart.
O’Day left Danity Kane and starred in “Hairspray” on Broadway as Amber Von Tussle. A year later she headlined in the hit Las Vegas revue “Peepshow” and in 2011 debuted her reality TV series “All About Aubrey” on Oxygen. She recently started her own charity, FAN (Fight AIDS Now) to work hands-on providing therapy are art in children’s hospitals. She also is a Big Sister and appeared in The Pink Project, a charity photobook supporting RAINN and LABCA.
Celebrity Apprentice premieres February 19 on NBC at 9/8c.
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