March 11, 2012 11:00 AM by Veronica Dudo
This season, Celebrity Apprentice is packed full of drama with reality TV stars, comedians, singers, actors, athletes and models all competing to raise money and awareness for their charities. Each week, the business-savvy celebrity contestants are faced with a challenge created by their boss–Donald Trump on the NBC reality TV show. 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 Clay Aiken!
With three eliminations so far, the cast now includes Aubrey O’Day, Arsenio Hall, Adam Carolla, Clay Aiken, Dayana Mendoza, Debbie Gibson, Dee Snider, Lisa Lampanelli, Lou Ferrigno, Michael Andretti, Patricia Velasquez, Paul Teutul Sr., Penn Jillette, Teresa Giudice and Tia Carrere.
After attracting the national spotlight on American Idol, Clay Aiken has sold more than six million copies of his four albums worldwide. He also won several American Music and Billboard Music Awards.
A Raleigh, North Carolina native, Aiken co-authored the memoir “Learning to Sing: Hearing the Music in Your Life” which made the New York Times best-seller list.
Aiken has debuted on Broadway in the role of Sir Robin in the Tony Award-winning musical “Monty Python’s Spamalot.” He has also appeared in numerous TV shows as both a guest and host.
Giving back is very important to Aiken who is a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF and created his foundation, National Inclusion.
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