Brandy Kuentzel, a former corporate attorney, won the 10th season of "The Apprentice" Thursday night. Clint Robertson, a struggling property developer from Texas, placed second.
"You've been amazing. You've been outstanding," Donald Trump told Kuentzel while naming her the season's winner.
Kuentzel, who hails from San Francisco, impressed Trump by organizing a golf tournament as her final challenge. In her final plea, she said she'd like to develop the next generation of the Trump brand.
"I think that I could maybe, maybe teach you something along the way," she told Trump in the show's closing moments.
UPDATE: Did Brandy's reaction seem a bit, um, muted? Here's an interesting article that suggests "The Apprentice" films footage of Trump hiring and firing each finalist in case NBC decides not to air a live finale. Thursday's finale wasn't live, so it's possible Brandy and Clint didn't know who won until last night.
Robertson organized a dinner and Liza Minnelli concert as his final challenge. Trump was impressed by his work, but raised questions about his repeated use of "y'all." Also, most of the former contestants participating in the final challenge said they'd choose Kuentzel over Robertson.
Kuentzel is listed as 30 years old on the show's website, Robertson is 40.
After working as a corporate attorney for an international law firm, Kuentzel co-founded a mobile cupcake business in the San Francisco Bay Area, according to the show's website.
This was the first non-celebrity version of "The Apprentice" since 2007. This season focused on contestants affected by the recession.
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